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2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series

Scion is in the unusual position of offering a pair of inexpensive sports two-doors, the rear-drive FR-S coupe and the front-drive tC hatchback. Despite offering outwardly similar size and form factors, the two have vastly different characters, chiefly because of their different drivetrain philosophies.

One area of commonality, however, is that both interiors have historically been underwhelming in terms of material choice and options. Oh, the FR-S has the basics nailed: a great driving position, grippy seats and properly businesslike wheel and shifter knob, but if you’ve been looking for premium-minded materials and high-end features from either model, they’ve been hard to come by.

The just-launched Monogram Series editions seek to rectify this somewhat, with each model getting additional features at a special price. In the case of the 2,000-unit FR-S limited edition, that means heated leather and Alcantara seats, heated side mirrors, high-intensity discharge headlamps, dual-zone climate control and BeSpoke audio and navigation, among other features.

The tC Monogram Series, limited to 2,500 examples, also benefits from heated, leather-trimmed seats and the same BeSpoke audio and navigation system, but it also receives a rear spoiler, rear window wiper, keyless start, plus upgraded interior trim on the door cards and center console lid.

The equipment in the $27,400 (*not including $755 for destination) FR-S Monogram is said to represent a $1,900 savings over separately priced options, but not all of the equipment was previously available. The tC Monogram, for its part, rings up at $21,400, a $1,500 savings.

Checking out these debuts at the Detroit Auto Show reveals that these are fine upgrades, and they all help liven up both models’ cabins, but we’d still like to see Scion adopt more stylish and better-executed interiors with nicer materials.

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2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Detroit: 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes

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2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series

Scion is in the unusual position of offering a pair of inexpensive sports two-doors, the rear-drive FR-S coupe and the front-drive tC hatchback. Despite offering outwardly similar size and form factors, the two have vastly different characters, chiefly because of their different drivetrain philosophies.

One area of commonality, however, is that both interiors have historically been underwhelming in terms of material choice and options. Oh, the FR-S has the basics nailed: a great driving position, grippy seats and properly businesslike wheel and shifter knob, but if you’ve been looking for premium-minded materials and high-end features from either model, they’ve been hard to come by.

The just-launched Monogram Series editions seek to rectify this somewhat, with each model getting additional features at a special price. In the case of the 2,000-unit FR-S limited edition, that means heated leather and Alcantara seats, heated side mirrors, high-intensity discharge headlamps, dual-zone climate control and BeSpoke audio and navigation, among other features.

The tC Monogram Series, limited to 2,500 examples, also benefits from heated, leather-trimmed seats and the same BeSpoke audio and navigation system, but it also receives a rear spoiler, rear window wiper, keyless start, plus upgraded interior trim on the door cards and center console lid.

The equipment in the $27,400 (*not including $755 for destination) FR-S Monogram is said to represent a $1,900 savings over separately priced options, but not all of the equipment was previously available. The tC Monogram, for its part, rings up at $21,400, a $1,500 savings.

Checking out these debuts at the Detroit Auto Show reveals that these are fine upgrades, and they all help liven up both models’ cabins, but we’d still like to see Scion adopt more stylish and better-executed interiors with nicer materials.

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2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Detroit: 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes

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2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series

Scion is in the unusual position of offering a pair of inexpensive sports two-doors, the rear-drive FR-S coupe and the front-drive tC hatchback. Despite offering outwardly similar size and form factors, the two have vastly different characters, chiefly because of their different drivetrain philosophies.

One area of commonality, however, is that both interiors have historically been underwhelming in terms of material choice and options. Oh, the FR-S has the basics nailed: a great driving position, grippy seats and properly businesslike wheel and shifter knob, but if you’ve been looking for premium-minded materials and high-end features from either model, they’ve been hard to come by.

The just-launched Monogram Series editions seek to rectify this somewhat, with each model getting additional features at a special price. In the case of the 2,000-unit FR-S limited edition, that means heated leather and Alcantara seats, heated side mirrors, high-intensity discharge headlamps, dual-zone climate control and BeSpoke audio and navigation, among other features.

The tC Monogram Series, limited to 2,500 examples, also benefits from heated, leather-trimmed seats and the same BeSpoke audio and navigation system, but it also receives a rear spoiler, rear window wiper, keyless start, plus upgraded interior trim on the door cards and center console lid.

The equipment in the $27,400 (*not including $755 for destination) FR-S Monogram is said to represent a $1,900 savings over separately priced options, but not all of the equipment was previously available. The tC Monogram, for its part, rings up at $21,400, a $1,500 savings.

Checking out these debuts at the Detroit Auto Show reveals that these are fine upgrades, and they all help liven up both models’ cabins, but we’d still like to see Scion adopt more stylish and better-executed interiors with nicer materials.

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2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Detroit: 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes

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2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series

Scion is in the unusual position of offering a pair of inexpensive sports two-doors, the rear-drive FR-S coupe and the front-drive tC hatchback. Despite offering outwardly similar size and form factors, the two have vastly different characters, chiefly because of their different drivetrain philosophies.

One area of commonality, however, is that both interiors have historically been underwhelming in terms of material choice and options. Oh, the FR-S has the basics nailed: a great driving position, grippy seats and properly businesslike wheel and shifter knob, but if you’ve been looking for premium-minded materials and high-end features from either model, they’ve been hard to come by.

The just-launched Monogram Series editions seek to rectify this somewhat, with each model getting additional features at a special price. In the case of the 2,000-unit FR-S limited edition, that means heated leather and Alcantara seats, heated side mirrors, high-intensity discharge headlamps, dual-zone climate control and BeSpoke audio and navigation, among other features.

The tC Monogram Series, limited to 2,500 examples, also benefits from heated, leather-trimmed seats and the same BeSpoke audio and navigation system, but it also receives a rear spoiler, rear window wiper, keyless start, plus upgraded interior trim on the door cards and center console lid.

The equipment in the $27,400 (*not including $755 for destination) FR-S Monogram is said to represent a $1,900 savings over separately priced options, but not all of the equipment was previously available. The tC Monogram, for its part, rings up at $21,400, a $1,500 savings.

Checking out these debuts at the Detroit Auto Show reveals that these are fine upgrades, and they all help liven up both models’ cabins, but we’d still like to see Scion adopt more stylish and better-executed interiors with nicer materials.

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2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Detroit: 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes

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2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series

Scion is in the unusual position of offering a pair of inexpensive sports two-doors, the rear-drive FR-S coupe and the front-drive tC hatchback. Despite offering outwardly similar size and form factors, the two have vastly different characters, chiefly because of their different drivetrain philosophies.

One area of commonality, however, is that both interiors have historically been underwhelming in terms of material choice and options. Oh, the FR-S has the basics nailed: a great driving position, grippy seats and properly businesslike wheel and shifter knob, but if you’ve been looking for premium-minded materials and high-end features from either model, they’ve been hard to come by.

The just-launched Monogram Series editions seek to rectify this somewhat, with each model getting additional features at a special price. In the case of the 2,000-unit FR-S limited edition, that means heated leather and Alcantara seats, heated side mirrors, high-intensity discharge headlamps, dual-zone climate control and BeSpoke audio and navigation, among other features.

The tC Monogram Series, limited to 2,500 examples, also benefits from heated, leather-trimmed seats and the same BeSpoke audio and navigation system, but it also receives a rear spoiler, rear window wiper, keyless start, plus upgraded interior trim on the door cards and center console lid.

The equipment in the $27,400 (*not including $755 for destination) FR-S Monogram is said to represent a $1,900 savings over separately priced options, but not all of the equipment was previously available. The tC Monogram, for its part, rings up at $21,400, a $1,500 savings.

Checking out these debuts at the Detroit Auto Show reveals that these are fine upgrades, and they all help liven up both models’ cabins, but we’d still like to see Scion adopt more stylish and better-executed interiors with nicer materials.

Continue reading 2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes

2014 Scion FR-S and tC Monogram Series are some spruced coupes originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Official: Scion Monogram Series luxes up FR-S, tC

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2014 Scion Monogram Series

2014 Scion Monogram SeriesScion has had plenty of practice launching limited-edition versions of its cars, but the brand’s ultimate special line is its recently introduced Monogram Series. First offered on the iQ last year, Scion is now adding this premium equipment package to the 2014 FR-S and tC, and both cars will be hitting the stage at the Detroit Auto Show next week.

The 2014 Scion FR-S Monogram Series will be limited to 2,000 units, and it will have a starting price of $27,400 (*not including the $755 destination charge). Standing as a $3,000 premium over the base 2014 FR-S, the Monogram Series brings plenty of extra goodies, including leather seats with Alcantara inserts, upgraded BeSpoke audio/navigation system, HID headlights and dual-zone climate control, to name but a few. Scion says the equipment in this package represents a $1,900 savings compared to a standard option list.

As for the 2014 Scion tC Monogram Series, Scion is only making 2,500 of these, and it will start at $21,400. That’s an extra $2,190 over a base tC, but it also represents a $1,500 savings overall. The tC Monogram Series adds in features like the BeSpoke audio/navigation system, perforated leather seats, keyless entry and pushbutton start and upgraded materials on the center console lid and door panels.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of the Monogram Series is the Scion Service Boost, which provides free maintenance for two years or 24,000 miles and two years of free roadside assistance with either car. Scion has provided a press release with more information about both cars, and you can find that below.

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Scion Monogram Series luxes up FR-S, tC originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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