Scion FR-S 86'd by Toyota for New York auto show

In one of the first big changes to its lineup since it announced the dissolution of Scion, Toyota will bring the newly renamed 86 sports car to the Big Apple, dropping its former FR-S name.

The FR-S takes on its Japanese market name, 86, and gains power.

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At the upcoming New York auto show, Toyota will show off one of the first big changes to its lineup related to the dissolution of its Scion brand. The former Scion FR-S will reemerge as the 2017 Toyota 86, sporting power and performance upgrades.

The Scion FR-S is a sport-oriented coupe with a front-mounted 2.0-liter engine and rear-wheel drive, co-developed with Subaru, which sells its own version of the car as the BRZ. As Toyota announced last month it would scrap its youth-oriented US brand, how the former Scion models would be brought back into the Toyota fold was a mystery.

Toyota will unveil the 2017 86 in New York. It already sells the Scion FR-S as the 86 in Japan, and calls it the GT86 in Europe.

In a press release, Toyota promises revised styling for the front of the 2017 86, and, of course, new "86" badges.

More excitingly, Toyota tweaked the performance of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which uses a combination of port and direct injection. Horsepower is up to 205 from 200, while torque gets a bump to 158 pound-feet from 150. Toyota also promises revised suspension tuning for even better handling.

2017 Toyota 86

For its Toyota brand debut, the 86 gets LED taillights and revised bumpers.

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