- December 2, 2011
2013 Scion FR-S-A Review
Good News for Scion fans! Those who were eagerly waiting for latest sporty model will be happy to know that 2013 Scion FR-S has been recently unveiled on 30th November 2011. This is a practical example of truly performance oriented car and it is the 5th member of Scion family which will be set for sale in Spring 2012.
Scion vice president Jack Hollis said, “Serving as a laboratory for Toyota, Scion is always experimenting with new things. The brand is iconic with the xB, adrenalized by the tC, and groundbreaking with the iQ. The FR-S will no doubt serve as the halo car, expanding Scion into a new dimension of driving performance.”
About Scion FR-S
Scion FR-S is a athletic car, FR-S is the abbreviation of Front engine Rear Wheel Drive Sport. This latest model from the house of Scion is the beautiful blend of superb handling, ground-breaking style, amazing mpg and wonderful performance. Basically Toyota fabricated this model on the basis of previous best selling models and took inspiration from AE86 generation of Corolla.
Toyota well recognized the needs of enthusiastic drivers that’s why it designed its engine on the philosophy of “Pure Balance” and this balance is achieved with the help of flat boxer engine which Toyota has used strategically in front engine and fits it well in configuration with rear wheel drive.
Front to rear ratio of Scion FR-S is 53:47 and it has been made possible with the use of engine of compact size 2L 4-cylinder engine which Toyota produced in collaboration with Subaru. This engine produces 200 Horsepower and Torque of 151 lb-ft, customers can choose among six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Pure Balance formula not only make this car light weight but also fuel efficient. Hollis said, “We all know that it’s not hard to make horsepower and torque, but it is hard to do all that and still achieve impressive fuel economy, the FR-S accomplishes all three.”
2013 FR-S Scion features a stunning and appealing exterior, 17-inches alloy wheels are the main highlight. Hood and roofline are extremely sleek and low and makes it aerodynamic shape wise. Front fender and rear fasica further makes it stylish, finishing of LED taillight further makes it muscular.
Interior of this Scion model compliments its exterior and present a 2+2 seating configuration, front seats are extremely comfortable and lies at slightly low position. On the other side, users can easily fold the rear seats which help them to maintain and make use of generous space. Centrally mounted tachometer is the main point of attention of 3-guage cluster and facilitates the driver to keep a vigilant eye on the engine performance. Digital as well as analogue gauges help the driver to monitor speed easily.
2013 Scion FR-S is among well designed models and well built Toyota cars. Let’s see to which extent it will win the customer’s praise.