The Scion's new FR-S is almost ready to rock-n-roll. And with it the speculation about the price ends, as the official word is out on the street. “Scion’s goal was to create an affordable sports car that true driving enthusiasts could enjoy,” Scion Vice President Jack Hollis has said. “We accomplished that with a starting price under $25,000, which is a total home run for buyers” he boasted when announcing pricing and availability in March this year. The Scion FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is Scion's definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising MPG. This isn't all. With a 2.0 liter engine, producing an enormous 200 Horsepower the Scion FR-S slings from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds.
Base Price: $24,930 - $26,030
As far as the price of the Scion FR-S is concerned, there will only be one trim level for the FR-S with buyers having the option of a six-speed manual gearbox model that starts at $24,200 (€18,300) or a 6-speed automatic transmission model with paddle shifters and an asking price of $25,300 (€19,200). If you add a $730 destination and handling fee, prices rise to $24,930 and $26,030 for the manual and automatic models respectively. Sales will begin from the first week of June. For more details on the release dates, visit Scion FR-S Release Dates.
The rear-wheel drive FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated flat four engine sourced from Subaru but tweaked by Toyota that delivers 200 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of peak torque. Among other standard features, the 2+2 seater FR-S gets a leather-trimmed steering wheel with both tilt and telescopic adjustment, sport front seats, FR-S badged floor mats, an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD/USB 300-watt Pioneer audio system and Bluetooth connectivity. If you ask me, that is a real value for money deal.