Lightweight Toyota GT86 spotted on Nordschleife with carbon panels, upgraded aero

Lightweight Toyota GT86 spotted on Nordschleife with carbon panels, upgraded aero

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Spy Photos , Coupe , Performance , Scion , Toyota We’ve seen (and frankly reported on) so many rumors of more powerful and performance-focused versions of the Subaru BRZ , Toyota GT86 and Scion FR-S at this point that haven’t materialized that, at this point, we’re almost tired of them. Almost. But what we have here was enough to pique our jaded interests as only a carbon-bodied sports car on the N

Drifting Star Ken Gushi to Race Scion FR-S at Pikes Peak

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (June 23, 2014) – Veteran racer Ken Gushi knows the Scion FR-S. He also knows the demanding 156-turn race course that climbs Pikes Peak. Gushi will bring his experiences together driving the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S in the 92nd annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29.

2015 Scion tC Builds on Sporty Driving Experience

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TORRANCE, Calif., (May 30, 2014) – All the fun and versatility of the 2015 Scion tC comes together in new ways. For model year 2015, the Scion tC adds steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to its automatic transmission model while keeping the same dynamic exterior, upgraded interior and highly desired technology. Two new colors – Blizzard Pearl and Cosmic Gray – update Scion’s top-selling vehicle for the new model year.

Distinctive 2014 Scion xB Blends Function and Form

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TORRANCE, Calif., (May 30, 2014) – One of the most distinctive members of the Scion family, the 2014 xB stands apart from the crowd. Its unmistakable boxy style and spacious interior now comes with a highly desirable, standard 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen Scion Display Audio System. All 2014 Scion models feature the system, which includes HD Radio™ technology, hands-free phone capability, music streaming via Bluetooth

2015 Scion FR-S Advances the Look and Feel of Driving

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TORRANCE, Calif., (May 29, 2014) – Already a favorite of car enthusiasts, the Scion FR-S enters a new model year more balanced and better than ever. With enhanced tuning and an upgraded appearance to match, the 2015 FR-S builds on its reputation for excellent driving dynamics and track-inspired style.

Save Some Green with Toyota, Lexus and Scion

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Los Angeles (May 28, 2014) – California drivers looking to save a buck are in luck! Toyota, Lexus and Scion took three of the top ten spots in the 2014 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Cosworth teases upgrades for Subaru BRZ

Cosworth teases upgrades for Subaru BRZ

May 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Aftermarket , Coupe , Performance , Scion , Subaru , Toyota Subaru may or may not produce an STI version of the BRZ . Things seem to go back and forth on the subject. But Subaru Tecnica International isn’t the only company with a history of tuning Subies. So does Cosworth , and now the British racing firm appears to be turning its attention to the BRZ and its Toyota- and Scion-badged siblings. For those unacquainted, Cosworth is more than your average tuning company. It’s a racing firm first and foremost, having made F1 engines under its own name as well as Ford’s (chief among them the all-conquering DFV 3.0-liter V8 of 1960s and 70s fame), not to mention engines for Indy, rally and even high-performance, road-going versions of the Ford Sierra , Chevy Vega and Mercedes 190E . The list goes on and on, but you get the point. Now withdrawing from Formula One , Cosworth is focusing its attention on tuning road cars again with the launch of the Cosworth Power Package line, the first of which will focus on the Toyota GT86 (aka Scion FR-S ) and Subaru BRZ. We don’t know just yet what will be included in the packaged dubbed FA-20, but from the video teaser below, it seems there’ll be upgrades to the exhaust, suspension, aero and – if we’re lucky – maybe a super- or turbocharger for the 2.0-liter flat-four engine. We’ll have to wait and see, but we get the feeling that with Cosworth on the job, it’ll be worth the wait.

Toyota updates Euro-market GT86 suspension, appearance

Toyota updates Euro-market GT86 suspension, appearance

April 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Coupe , Europe , Scion , Toyota While we were busy ogling the Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 with its Yuzu yellow paint and a workover by Toyota Racing Development , and the Japanese Toyota 86 buyers were trying out their Playstation-compatible Sports Drive Logger telemetry system, the European 2015 Toyota GT86 got fitted with some new parts of its own. New on next year’s model are stiffer mounts for the front suspension and rear shock absorbers, and new shocks in the back for better damping and less friction. Toyota says the result is sharper steering and less body roll. Inside, the instrument panel and center console get decorated with a “carbon-fiber motif.” There are new shades of pearl white and silver to dress up the outside, and the roof gets a shark-fin antenna for sharper looks and aero. It goes on sale this summer, and you can read everything we just told you in the press release below . We’ve reached out to Scion to see if we’ll get the same upgrades on the FR-S this summer, too, company PR rep Nancy Hubbell telling us, “The European changes are among those being considered for the US model FR-S and we’ll have final confirmation soon.” Continue reading Toyota updates Euro-market GT86 suspension, appearance Toyota updates Euro-market GT86 suspension, appearance originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

El Scion Release Series xB y FR-S Impresionan en Manhattan Durante el New York International Auto Show

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NUEVA YORK (16 de abril de 2014) – La ciudad de los sue

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

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TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 472,500 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles (approximately 158,000); certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles (approximately 250,500); and certain Model Year 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles (approximately 64,000).

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