Scion introduced the rear-wheel drive FR-S Sports Coupe Concept, the New York International Auto Show 2011. Scion FR-S Concept to inspire a new model to come Scion brand in 2012.
Scion FR-S Concept, which is an acronym for the Front-engine, rear wheel drive, sport, Scion is the definition of a true rear-wheel-drive sports car with an exciting style, exceptionally well-balanced performance and handling, flexible, utility , and surprising, MPG.
"Scion is always to try new things," said Jack Hollis, Scion vice president. "The brand is iconic with the xB, with TC, adrenaline, and innovative with the iQ. FR-S again to expand the brand into a new dimension to this, I know it is really intended."
Scion FR-S is a true "heir" was born a long history of Toyota's sports cars and motor sports. Sport Coupe is the most stimulating Corolla AE86 generation, which is better known as Hachi-Roku, which means "8-6" is a Japanese. Coupe front engine, rear-wheel drive was light and well balanced, so it's a solid choice for driving enthusiasts.
Inspired by the AE86, the FR-S is built around the central goal of achieving a "pure equilibrium," which begins with the strategic placement of a 2.0-liter boxer engine of the motor at the front, rear wheel drive configuration. The compact size of engine and power train allows the shaped Scion FR-S "to be mounted lower and farther back, giving the car a low center of gravity and weight to the momentum back.