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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Limited Scion Monogram Series Brings Premium Features to FR-S and tC

TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 9, 2014) – Exceptional features will now come at even more exceptional prices. The 2014 Scion FR-S and tC gain premium features with the competitively priced, limited edition Monogram Series™ models on display for the first time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Monogram Series vehicles will be available in dealerships starting in February.

"Through this limited edition Monogram Series, Scion brought together extra comforts and conveniences in the FR-S and tC without sacrificing value," said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. "By incorporating these features as standard for a limited time, we provide a great price to go head-to-head with the competition and encourage more drivers to get excited about experiencing a Scion."

High-end features like Alcantara® inserts in the FR-S and navigation technology in both the FR-S and tC set the Monogram Series apart. Vehicles will be available in all standard body colors and both transmission options. Just 2,000 of these limited FR-S models and 2,500 tC models will be available this year.

Scion FR-S Monogram Series Specifications
Leather seats with Alcantara® inserts
BeSpoke® Premium Audio with navigation and connected services
Smart Key with push button start
HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights
Dual-zone automatic climate control system
Heated front seats
Heated outside mirrors
Frameless rearview mirror
Color-keyed rear spoiler
Rear-seat center armrest
Carpet cargo mat

Pricing: The MSRP for the six-speed manual and six-speed sequential automatic transmissions are $27,400 and $28,500 respectively, representing a value package of over $1,900. There is an additional $395 fee for the premium exterior color Whiteout.

Scion tC Monogram Series Specifications
Leather trimmed seats with perforated inserts
BeSpoke® Premium Audio with navigation and connected services
Smart Key with push button start
Heated front seats
Leather shift knob
Rear window wiper
Color-keyed low-profile rear spoiler
Carpet floor and cargo mat
Upgraded center console lid with accent stitching
Upgraded interior door trim

Pricing: The MSRP for the six-speed manual and six-speed sequential automatic transmissions are $21,400 and $22,400 respectively, representing a value package of over $1,500.

All Scion models are covered by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Monogram Series vehicles also come standard with Scion Service Boost, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and two years of 24-hour roadside assistance.

Scion MSRPs do not include a $755 delivery, processing and handling (DPH) for all Scion models. The DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary. The complimentary Scion Service Boost includes normal factory-recommended maintenance services up to two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 24-hour roadside assistance for up to two years from the date of purchase.


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      MANARC100
      • 11 Months Ago
      This car with more equipment already exists. BRZ anyone?
      ABB
      • 11 Months Ago
      My cousin says that all new Scions include Service Boost, so he vehemently disagrees with the author when Mr. Ross states that "[p]erhaps the biggest benefit of the Monogram Series is the Scion Service Boost." Now if we're talking about Scion Service Boost Plus, then that is a different story; however, the official press release refers specifically and only to "Scion Service Boost." If my cousin is wrong, please let me know, and I will straighten him out.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @ABB
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      Kuro Houou
      • 11 Months Ago
      So its basically the Subaru BRZ Limited version but for Scion :)
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      jcar302
      • 11 Months Ago
      $28k for this car is insanity. I feel bad for anyone that thinks it's money well spent. Ya, ya, i know it handles soooooo great. Except for it really doesn't. It's easy to drive, not great handling, there is a difference. Can't even outrun a friggin fiesta ST on a road course. My advice, buy a better car and learn to drive. Go ahead fanboys, vote me down. You will realize when you aren't 18 years old anymore i was right and you will sell this and get a real car.
        Michał Pingwin
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        Yep, all automotive journalists are wrong and an internet troll knows what everyone needs and wants in a car.
        macutty
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        Says the 19 year old with soo much more experience to draw from.
        d
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        Oh yeah, $28k for that car is insanity when a Fiesta with leather and a sunroof costs $22k.
        Justin
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        I think the point is that it isn't hard to make any small underpowered car handle great. Look at the Miata. If the car had any power the handling would probably be totally overwhelmed by it .
          jcar302
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Justin
          Exactly. I have plenty of experience with many cars. For 28 grand you can get a barely used Camaro SS or mustang GT. Let's see, a 2013 10,000 mile gt or SS or a tricked out scion that makes 200hp and gets outrun by a fiesta. Not really a hard decision. This toyota, surbaru, scion does absolutely nothing well. It really doesn't handle well, gas mileage is nothing special, it's pathetically slow at the drag strip. It shouldn't even be called a sports car. You could compare it's performance to minivans and suvs and it would be close.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jcar302
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        Brett
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jcar302
        Let me drop a knowledge bomb on you real quick. Ive owned both an FRS and a Focus ST (test drove the Fiesta as well) they are both good at different things. The FRS was designed to be fun to drive for the average driver. It is not a mini race car its a simple nimble RWD play thing that has an adequate amount of power especially in the upper rev range. The ST twins are both very quick for what they are and much more suited for track duty (better tires, brakes, and a bit more sorted suspension.) Yes you can by a muscle car for similar money but they aren't comparable to the FRS in anything but price (background also owned a 2010 Mustang GT) and oh by the way unless you spend all your time on the track you will likely drive both cars the exact same way.
      JaredN
      • 11 Months Ago
      What the FRS/BRZ/GT86 need is a power boost, not more toys.
      csrecord
      • 11 Months Ago
      Don't need leather seats. Wear leather pants if you need the feel. Don't need navigation. Have an iphone ("hello Siri?") Don't need different colored headlights. Wear some blue lens sunglasses. Don't need dual climate. If she's cold, put on a jacket. Or your leather pants. Put the $3K towards a turbo kit.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @csrecord
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          csrecord
          • 11 Months Ago
          Realize that. Like to at least see an option for a real handling package. Tires, wheels, suspension, brakes.
          • 11 Months Ago
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        Moreno636
        • 11 Months Ago
        @csrecord
        Spoken like someone who isn't ACTUALLY IN THE MARKET to buy the car. Bench racers are hilarious.
        Allch Chcar
        • 11 Months Ago
        @csrecord
        Haven't you heard? Turbos are for economy cars now.
      Justin
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why in the world would you need dual zone climate in a tiny coupe? And as long as the dashboard is made from terrible cheap hard shiny plastic it will not feel premium. Instead, how about a $3k option for a small turbo?
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Justin
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      Zaki
      • 11 Months Ago
      FRS, BRZ...great handling car, great balance...etc. etc. BUT shame, it is gutless to a fault. Smash the accelerator to the floor and .....nothing....a Toyota Sienna Van can out run it :( Give it 50 more horses and more torque..........keep the Alcantara .
      d
      • 11 Months Ago
      The car doesn't need more power, unless you like paying speeding tickets. The FR-S is a blast to drive. Handling is better than straight line speed. If I had the choice between a 5.0 Mustang and the FR-S, I'd take the FR-S every time. I'll wait until the new Mustang comes out and see how much better it drives.
        Justin
        • 11 Months Ago
        @d
        That's nice but I like the way 350hp pushes me back in the seat.
      Patrick
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ooooooo Alcantara inserts. Hate that useless material. It's like matte finish for the interior of your car.
        Stang70Fastback
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Patrick
        Actually Alcantara is awesome... that stuff has a great feel, and it's grippy.
      jawnath1n
      • 11 Months Ago
      Funny reading all the comments from the power horny people. This car isn't meant to go drag race Mustangs for pink slips. The 86 twins are inexpensive well equipped RWD coupes that focus on lightweight and handling. Think a RWD version of a Cooper S. This Monogram car and BRZ come standard with items that aren't even on the entry level 3 series, C-class, or new CLA. Hell, this thing is lighter, better equipped, cheaper, better driving, and has more power than the $32k 320i. If you haven't been in or have driven one of these cars in anger and determination, you're doing yourself a disservice. The car is excellent to drive and gets better when it is pushed harder. There is a range of HP where it is enough to have fun and not too much where it isn't usable at any length on the streets. This isn't to say 200hp is the perfect number, but it isn't necessarily the wrong number either. If you want a RWD Japanese car with more power, go buy a 370Z. Wait, no one did, because it drives terribly despite the power. So does this mean power isn't everything? Hmmm...
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jawnath1n
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          AnalogJesse
          • 11 Months Ago
          It's more complicated than the BRZ vs. Mustang binary. The base car doesn't need any more power. People simply want the option to pay more for a better-performing version of the car.
        speed12sil
        • 11 Months Ago
        @jawnath1n
        Test drove the FRS a while back. You are absolutely right about the power. Do I wish the car has more power? Hell yes! But is it adequate and able to keep me from being rear-ended when merging onto freeway? I think so. With our 65mph speed limit, even a golf with the pathetic 2.5 engine can get on freeway okay, and this is quite a bit faster than that. Now if only my knees would allow me to sit in low cars like the FRS without protesting...
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