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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2011 New York Auto Show in New York City.
Scion FR-S concept

What is it? The rear-drive FR-S coupe promises to inject some performance into the youth-oriented Scion division. Co-developed with Subaru, the FR-S will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine. By using the small flat engine, it is able to be positioned low and rearward to aid weight distribution. Scion did not announce horsepower figures; the 2.0-liter in the 2012 Subaru Impreza produces 148 hp. The powerplant will be offered with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.

What’s new or notable? A 2+2 configuration, Scion pledges the car will offer a balance of fun and frugality, with a spirit that harkens back to the Toyota 2000GT—a car the target market likely never heard of, let alone have seen in person.

When will it be available? 2011

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