Following the 2015 Toyota GT86 in Europe and Asia, Scion released an updated version of the FR-S in America. The new version comes with upgraded handling and a few minor tweaks inside and out. The engine, however, remains untouched.
So what they’ve done here is improve a part of the FR-S that was good anyway, and left the big issue, which is lack of power, unresolved. Right on! That said, 2015 Scion FR-S is not really a new model, but a mild refresh. For big changes you are going to have to wait a few more years.
The new FR-S benefits from a more rigid front suspension and re-tuning of the rear shock absorbers. It gets revised damping as well which reduces body roll and makes the chassis even more communicative than before. That does it for the mechanical upgrades.
Visually, you get a shark-fin antenna and larger tailpipes, plus new silver and white colors for extra fee. The interior meanwhile gets a new carbon fiber look and a new key design.
2015 Scion FR-S prices start from $24,900 with a six-speed manual transmission and $26,000 with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management.