When Toyota announced that its Scion brand would be discontinued, many drivers were disappointed. While Toyota has always made cars like the Toyota Corolla that incorporated innovative technology and legendary reliability, Scion brought something new to the table, combining what was best about their parent company with a singular design sense and fun driving dynamics. Thankfully, the best of the Scion brand will continue, albeit under the Toyota name. That means some exciting new options here at Keyes Toyota, and some new choices for the Los Angeles, CA drivers we serve.
One of the models that will now proudly wear the Toyota name is the 2017 Toyota 86, which you may recognize as a car that last appeared as the Scion FR-S. That same car was already known in some overseas markets as the Toyota 86, and with the change of name comes some other changes. The sporty 2+2 coupe's engine is re-tuned to deliver 205 horsepower and 158 lb-ft of torque (that's 5 more hp and 8 more lb-ft respectively). The front and rear fascias have also been mildly redesigned, as has the car's suspension. What results is a car that should be plenty of fun to drive, and that should be true to Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda's stated mission to make driving fun again.
The years ahead will be interesting ones for Toyota as a company, for Keyes Toyota as your Los Angeles Toyota dealer, and for the drivers we're so proud to serve. After all, the expanded lineup doesn't just include some great vehicles carried over from Scion; it includes reliable classics like the Toyota Corolla, the Toyota Camry, and the upcoming Toyota Prius Prime. Find out more about what's in store by visiting our showroom at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, CA, or contact our Toyota service department to keep your Toyota running like new no matter how old it may be!