Scion has bumped up the starting price of its rear-drive FR-S for the 2016 model year, although as the manufacturer tells it, an improved interior and more standard equipment makes the extra cost easier to bear.
The FR-S with the six-speed manual has gone from $24,900 to $25,305, while the automatic’s former $26,000 entry price has received an identical $405 bump. Those prices do not include a $770 destination charge.
Offsetting the price increase is a new audio interface with a standard seven-inch touchscreen display and integrated rear-view camera. Scion’s designers also touched up the cabin, adding bright silver accents throughout, while the customers can opt for two new exterior finishes. There’s a blue named Oceanic, and a new red, called Ablaze, which you can see in the gallery.
Check out the gallery up top, and then scroll down for the full press release.