Sep 162016

FR-S becomes the Toyota 86

In 2003, Toyota introduced the world to a new brand of car—Scion. The Scion brand was built on simplicity mixed with fun. Models were usually sold in a single trim level, but could be easily customized with aftermarket parts. However, after 13 years, Toyota decided to absorb Scion back into the Toyota brand.

Now, one of the most popular Scion models is making the transition to Toyota. The Scion FR-S will become the Toyota 86 for the 2017 model year. But, it gets more than just a name change. The 86 will have new looks and better performance, but will keep the handling and affordability that has made it a hit with enthusiasts over the years.

Changes for the model

In the form of the Toyota 86, we will see more aggressive styling with a large center intake. The front end also comes with standard LED headlights, daytime running lights, and turn signals. Inside, buyers will find new seating material, a revised steering wheel, and a new “Granlux” material on the instrument panel.

Better performance for the 86 comes through revised shock tuning and a spring rate change. The manual version also has adjusted gear ratios and engine tuning to increase the torque to 156 lb-ft and horsepower to 205.

Here at Hurlbert Toyota, we are excited to welcome the 2017 Toyota 86 to our family.

Mar 162015


The updated Toyota Auris made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but perhaps the even more exciting news is that the Auris will be coming to the U.S. market as a new Scion hatchback! There will only be a few changes made to the new model and it will be making its official debut at the upcoming 2015 New York Auto Show.

The new Auris/Scion hatchback changes include a rejuvenated design, updated headlights, taillights and bumpers, and an enhanced interior cabin along with upgraded safety features. The most noticeable update is focused around the infotainment system. In addition to all the upgrades, the Toyota Auris and new Scion hatchback will be focused on delivering customers with the performance and efficiency they expect and deserve.

News about the Scion iM concept has been swirling for quite awhile, and we’re excited to finally see the new Scion hatchback at the New York Auto Show.