2017 Toyota 86 Canadian Release Date
After the discontinuation of Scion was announced, one of the biggest questions on everybody’s minds was what would happen to the popular vehicles Scion fans had grown to love. One vehicle in particular that stood out above the rest was the FR-S, the sportiest vehicle that Scion had to offer – and now, the sportiest vehicle that Toyota will have to offer. When we last spoke about the vehicle, not a lot of information had been released, but now we’ve got some specifics, including a rough 2017 Toyota 86 Canadian release date. But that begs one question… what is the Toyota 86?
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“We are excited to be moving into a new stage of growth for Toyota, by welcoming fresh and inspiring designs like the Toyota 86 into the fold. The new name and features perfectly complement our existing Toyota line-up of cars designed to meet the needs of creative, young urban professionals and we know this important vehicle will be very well received.”
– Cyril Dimitris, Vice President of Sales, Toyota Canada
What is the Toyota 86?
As you may know, the Scion FR-S was originally introduced for the 2012 model year in Canada and the United States. Due to a partnership between Toyota and Subaru, it was also released globally as the Subaru BRZ. The one bit of information you might not know, is that in Asia, South Africa, South America and Australia, the Scion FR-S was actually released as the Toyota 86. Now that Scion is no more, the 2016 Scion FR-S will be absorbed into Toyota and renamed the Toyota 86.
Several new features will be added to the vehicle, including things like LED headlamps, turn signals and taillights, a fresh garnish design on the fender, new bumpers in the front and back, as well as newly-designed wheels. Some other changes will occur in the vehicle’s transition, like a slight boost to horsepower. The all-new 2017 Toyota 86 will be on display later this week at the New York International Auto Show, and more information may be made available after its official debut.
Until then, be sure to check back often for even more information about the 2017 Toyota 86, its Canadian release date and any other news regarding the Scion transition to Toyota.