2015 Scion FR-S gets suspension and appearance updates

Since its introduction for the 2012 model year, enthusiasts have praised Scion’s FR-S sports coupe for its direct, responsive, rear-wheel
2015 Scion FR-S
drive handling. Now for 2015, the FR-S is getting a few appearance tweaks and some suspension upgrades that should give it even better handling than before.

The suspension changes include retuned rear shocks for less body roll, and more rigid front suspension mounts that improve steering feedback, especially near the limits of adhesion.

In terms of appearance, the 2015 FR-S will get larger, flush-mounted exhaust pipes at the back and an aerodynamically-efficient shark-fin antenna on the roof. Inside, there are new carbon-fibre motif trim panels and automatic headlights. There’s even, wait for it … a restyled key.

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changes aren’t huge, but they play to the car’s strength, which is its dynamic character. "There is no reason that development should stop, only because the vehicle has gone on sale," said chief engineer Tetsuya Tada. The FR-S, he explained "is all about driver involvement, and we are committed to keep enhancing this aspect of the car."

Fans of Scion’s rear-drive coupe continue to hope for oft-rumoured convertible, sedan, and turbo FR-S variants, but Scion and parent company Toyota are keeping their cards close when it comes to such possibilities. One well-regarded industry source claimed that a convertible FR-S will be released this fall and a sedan for 2016, but Scion and Toyota haven’t released any official media announcements confirming or denying the rumours.

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