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2017 Scion FR-S Displays Updated Styling

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2016 Scion FR-S (11)

Pictured: The 2016 Scion FR-S

The Scion FR-S has a decent fan base here in the United States, as well as overseas where it’s better known as the Toyota GT86. The 2016 model recently became available for purchase, but what we’re really excited about is the refreshed 2017 model, which will take off the mask and reveal itself for all to see sometime next year.

A few months ago, Motoring reported that the main change to the 2017 Scion FR-S would be to its exterior styling, while the engine would remain pretty much untouched. A new front end with a larger lower grille would give the sports car new life and a more aggressive look, while the exhaust outlets would move toward the rear corners.

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2016 Scion FR-S overview

Pictured: The 2016 Scion FR-S

Recently, the upgraded GT86/FR-S was caught testing with a camouflaged front and rear end, verifying the rumors of its redesign. Despite the coverings, you can easily see that the front of the vehicle has bigger air intakes, hew headlights, and a revised nose. On the rear end, it’s clear that the 2017 FR-S will have a larger spoiler, new LED taillights, and a redesigned bumper.

We don’t know any details about the engine, but rumors point to the FR-S keeping its current 2.0-liter four cylinder, but increasing the power by around 5% to make 208 horsepower total. Additionally, a new suspension should make for a smoother ride.

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News Sources: Motoring, AutoGuide