The Scion FR-S has been available in North America for ten years, and Toyota is commemorating the occasion with a special version of the two-door hard-top sports car known as the GR 86. The VIN number decoder submitted to the NHTSA by Subaru North America explicitly mentions the new edition, according to a keen-eyed automotive sleuth.
The VIN decoders for the 2023 Subaru Impreza, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota GR 86 are all on show in the docs released on the NewNissanZ forums, and that’s where we learn about the new trims on the latter.
The two models, dubbed “Premium 10th” and “Premium 10th ES,” are joined by the normal basic trim and the Premium trim, which were previously unveiled. That means the special edition will be available in both manual and automatic transmission options.
The BRZ has two separate trim levels, Premium and Limited, as predicted. Subaru further breaks down the VIN number by distinguishing between vehicles with and without EyeSight. So far, it doesn’t appear like a similarly themed 10th Anniversary BRZ is in the works, despite the fact that it’s the one that retains its original moniker.
If Subaru has anything exceptional planned for the 2023 BRZ, it isn’t mentioned in these materials. The XV was the latest Subaru product to get a 10th-anniversary edition (known as the Crosstrek in the USA). Before that, there was the Forester, which debuted in 2007, although both models were JDM-only.
Toyota, on the other hand, just introduced the Prius 20th Anniversary Edition in 2020. Because we don’t know what to expect from the 2023 GR 86 anniversary edition, let’s take a look at what the Prius came with.
It came with distinctive black exterior trim, a color-keyed rear spoiler, black wheel inserts, and a “2020” emblem on the floor mats and the key from the factory. Buyers discovered a black shift knob and smoked HVAC vents inside the vehicle. Let’s hope that instead of a stupid cosmetic package, this 10th-anniversary version receives some true performance equipment.