Luxury these days means a huge car with a front seat that could be used as a living room sofa, a slew of gadgets that make driving as convenient as possible, a soft suspension, and an engine that could power a locomotive (you know, just in case you need to pass some jerk clogging up the left lane slogging along at just 80).
The Scion FR-S doesn’t fit the current definition luxury car. With a small cockpit, a small engine, a beautiful exterior and a focus on road handling that means the suspension transmits road conditions to the driver, it does fit in with cars like the legendary Aston Martin DB-5, Jaguar E-Type and Porsche 911. One thing has been missing from that keeps the FR-S from fitting into the classic sports car archetype: a high end interior.
The 2015 Scion FR-S Monogram Series will fix that, giving the FR-S an upscale interior that would make owners of a 1970’s Porsche green with envy. The 2015 FR-S Monogram Series, which will be limited to just 2,000 units, will have heated leather seats with Alcantara inserts, a dual zone climate control and push button start along with navigation and a premium stereo. Outside, the 2015 Scion FR-S Monogram Series has HID headlights with LED accents.
The FR-S Monogram isn’t the first FR-S designed to be more upscale than the standard street car, the Toyota 86 xstyle Cb concept car had a high end interior along with a unique exterior.
Scion hasn’t announced any performance upgrades for the Monogram FR-S, but expect at least a performance air intake so that Scion can advertise an extra five horsepower, if not a more aggressive exhaust as well.
The MSRP of the 2015 Scion FR-S Monogram Series will be $27,400 with a manual transmission or $28,500 with an automatic.
Source: Motor Authority.