Toyota, the leading Japanese automaker, has released information and pictures about its S-FR concept vehicle, which is an admission-level sports sedan, ahead of the auto show to be held in Tokyo shortly in 2015. The main purpose of the 2017 Toyota S-FR concept vehicle is to present a no-frill driving experience through a frivolous, compact package. This concept vehicle is expected to be equipped with a powerful engine mounted at its front, and it will be offered with the front-wheel drive system. The major reason of introducing a more powerful engine in this redesigned concept vehicle is to boost the fuel economy and the performance and to raise its status in the industry.
2017 Toyota S-FR concept Exterior
The external design of the Toyota S-FR concept 2017 comprises a yellow color, rounded external body, with black top, single exhaust port and a wide-mouthed grille. The charm of the external styling of the concept vehicle is further increased by the installation of aggressive headlights. Regarding external dimensions, the vehicle comes with a body length of 13 feet, and with the breadth and height of 5.5 feet and 4.3 feet respectively and with the wheelbase length of 8.13 feet. These external dimensions are equal to that of the recently released Honda S660 Roadster and to the first generation Miata from Mazda.
The 8.13-foot wheelbase of this concept vehicle is smaller than that of the 8.51-foot wheelbase of Scion FR-S and longer than the 7.58-feet wheelbase of the Mazda Miata. In terms of length also, it differs from these two models. The 13-foot body length of this concept vehicle is slightly smaller than the 13.33-foot length of the FR-S and slightly longer than the 12.8-foot length of the Miata.
The Toyota S-FR concept vehicle also differs from these two models in terms of the seat configuration. Furthermore, it is considered narrower, lower and shorter that the current Gt86, with a smaller wheelbase than that of the GT86.
Inside the cabin is rather bare bones with the latest digital instrument cluster and a handful of keys for weather control, engine start, and one or two USB ports. It also comes equipped with a noticeable six-paced manual gearshift knob. As the new concept vehicle comes with the rear-wheel drive system and comes equipped with a front engine, it offers the occupants a smooth and amenable ride and allows the drive to handle the vehicle directly with ease. The vehicle takes its inspiration from the Toyota 1960 model Sports 800, for its basic, rounded design.
2017 Toyota S-FR concept Interior
2017 Toyota S-FR concept Engine, mpg
Toyota has not yet revealed the details about the powertrain section of its concept vehicle. However, an online forum reports that the new Toyota S-FR concept 2017 is expected to come equipped with a naturally aspirated petrol engine. The forum further confirms that the vehicle is going to be equipped with a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine to offer the essential power output of 130 horsepower and an utmost twist of 109 lbs per foot. These power and torque figures are capable of making the new concept vehicle to offer better fuel economy with a combined mileage of 55 mpg. These figures are sufficiently enough to make the 982-kg (2160-lb) Toyota S-FR concept vehicle to offer an enhanced performance and better acceleration, as well.
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Release date and price
For the 2017 Toyota S-FR concept release date will be the first quarter of 2017, with the base price of $12,500 in Japan.