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Scion FR-S Chosen as Hottest Sport Compact at SEMA Show

Last updated Friday, December 6, 2013 10:15 ET

Sports Car Has Strong Presence at Event for Second Straight Year

Baltimore, USA, 12/06/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

Despite having been on the market for only about a year and a half, the Scion FR-S managed to make a big impact at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show yet again in 2013, taking home the title of Hottest Sport Compact for the second year in a row. The award honors the most popular sport compact at the aftermarket event, singling out the model that was featured most frequently at exhibitors' booths. Scion itself presented four specially tuned FR-S models at SEMA, highlighting the vehicle's big potential for cosmetic customization and performance enhancements.

Even in its affordable standard production form, the Scion FR-S is an impressively well-rounded sports car. With rear-wheel drive, a lightweight design and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine that generates 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque, the FR-S grants buyers a highly responsive ride straight off the dealership lot. Meanwhile, the seemingly endless possibilities for personalization have made the model an instant hit in the tuning community.

"Tuning enthusiasts really jumped on the opportunity to customize the FR-S with the wide range of aftermarket accessories available for Scion models, and the variety of styles at SEMA was astounding," said Wade Sterry, general manager of Russel Scion, a Baltimore Scion dealership. "The affordable pricing of the FR-S also makes customization more feasible for our customers because it leaves extra cash in their pockets to invest in those accessories."

One particular Scion FR-S at SEMA was built by aftermarket tuners GReddy Racing for professional driver Ken Gushi. Generating a massive output of 750 horsepower, the GReddy Racing Scion FR-S Prototype garnered a lot of interest and earned Gran Turismo's award for the Best Asian Import Car at the show. Other Scion models grabbing the spotlight at SEMA were a Scion xB modified into a mobile office and three customized 2014 Scion tC models designed by the finalists of the 2013 Scion Tuner Challenge.

About Russel Scion:
For years, Maryland Scion shoppers have trusted the dedicated and knowledgeable team at Russel Scion to deliver unparalleled sales and service experiences. Their Baltimore Scion dealership offers an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Scion vehicles that can be browsed in a no-hassle shopping environment. Meanwhile, Russel Scion's service and parts department helps customers long after each sale to ensure that they can enjoy their Scion for years to come. View their inventory online at www.russelscion.com, visit their dealership at 6324 Baltimore National Pike or contact their team by phone at 410-788-8400. They can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RusselToyota.