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Scion News and Reviews

Scion News and Reviews

Scion previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.


  Toyota Pulls the Plug on Scion, Brings Existing Models into Toyota Fold
After 13 years, Toyota Motor announced today that it will discontinue its Scion youth nameplate and fold existing models into the Toyota brand, beginning in August with 2017 model-year vehicles.
     
  Scion Reveals Outrageous C-HR Urban Vehicle Concept
Toyota Motor’s Scion youth brand unveiled the C-HR compact crossover concept this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
     
  Stylish Sportiness Heralds 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 Edition
Toyota Motor’s Scion youth brand recently introduced a 2016 FR-S Release Series 2.0 special edition compact sporty car in a limited run of 1,000 vehicles.
     
  New for 2016: Scion
Initially imagined as a youth-oriented sub-brand for Toyota Motor Corp., Scion has instead drawn the relatively limited interest of buyers young and not-so-young with products ranging from the fairly sporty tC to the funky yet utilitarian xB.
     
  2016 Scion iA Preview
With the debut of the Scion iA, the youth-oriented division of Toyota Motor gets its first sedan to sell, courtesy of Mazda.
     
  2016 Scion iM Preview
Aimed at young buyers who want a sporty hatchback on a budget, the new 2016 Scion iM arrives to take the place of the departing Scion xB.
     
  New for 2015: Scion
For 2015, the familiar xB returns with a new rearview camera, the tC coupe now offers paddle shifters and a bright orange/black limited-edition variant, and the tiny iQ carries over unchanged. The xD hatchback has been discontinued. Find out what's new for all of the 2015 Scion models...
     
  New for 2014: Scion
Dubbed a so-called "youth" brand with models that actually appeal to a much broader demographic, Scion returns for 2014 with key new features across its lineup.
     
  2013 Scion xD Preview
The 2013 Scion xD is a budget-priced 4-door hatchback available in two trim levels. The 2013 model receives some interior upgrades, including a modernized instrument panel and subtle changes to the exterior styling.
     
  2013 Scion xB Preview
The Scion xB is a budget-priced 5-passenger compact wagon with a very boxy profile that has recently had its corners softened slightly, but retains its highly identifiable overall look.
     
  2013 Scion FR-S Preview
The Scion FR-S is a small sports coupe, the product of a joint effort by Toyota and Subaru.
     
  5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Scion tC
Consumers seeking a sporty, affordable, and safe 2-door coupe with seating for 4 passengers may want to consider the 2013 Scion tC. Here are 5 facts about the 2013 Scion tC.
     
  5 Fast Facts About the 2013 Scion iQ
If 37 mpg in combined driving sounds good, and you want a car that you can park just about anywhere, the Scion iQ can deliver on both fronts. Here are 5 fast facts about the 2013 Scion iQ.
     
  2013 Scion tC Preview
The Scion tC is a compact coupe with a sporty look, produced by the Scion division of Toyota. It is a 3-door liftback, and its target drivers are young, first-time vehicle owners.
     
  2013 Scion iQ Preview
The Scion iQ is a 2-door, 4-passenger supermini, which Scion (a division of Toyota) claims is the world's smallest 4-seat vehicle.
     
  New for 2013: Scion
For the second consecutive year, Scion adds a new model to its lineup, and this one represents the polar opposite of the fuel-efficient Scion iQ that arrived for the 2012 model year. Find out what else is new for the entire 2013 Scion model lineup...
     
  Concept-Scion Hako Coupe Preview
Critical Knowledge: "Hako" is Japanese for "box" Buyers may be able to customize roof displaysDashboard display reflects iPod, video-game lifestyleExterior cameras allow travel to be shared via InternetCar could accept standard or hybrid powertrainsIntroductionThe Scion Hako coup_ is only a concept for now, but appears imminently produceable and would give the brand a model to compete with the forthcoming Nissan Cube. It is no coincidence that Scion calls this coup_ the Hako, which is Japanese for "box.
     
  2011 Scion iQ Preview
Critical Facts:All-new model for North AmericaThe world's smallest 4-seater1.3-liter, 4-cylinder engineContinuously variable transmission (CVT)Full complement of safety equipmentIndustry's first rear-window curtain air bagSet to arrive in early 2011IntroductionThe 2011 Scion iQ is an all-new model to the North American market, butit has been on sale in Europe since late 2008 as the Toyota iQ.Designed in France, the Scion iQ is considered a microcar-thanks to itsdiminutive stature. Designed for 4-passenger accommodations, the iQ issignificantly larger than the SmartFortwo (the Fortwo is 106.1" inlength, while the iQ is 117.5" in length), but its competitor onlyoffers two seats.
     
  2011 Scion tC Preview
Highlights:New second-generation modelNew styling inside and outNew 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engineNew 6-speed manual and automatic transmissionsNew 18-inch wheels and new, larger brakesArrives in Scion dealerships in fall 2010IntroductionThe Scion tC is a compact 2-door coupe that was originally introduced in 2005. According to the automaker, "tC" stands for "Touring Coupe." Designed to be fun to drive, yet frugal with fuel, the tC featured sporty MacPherson strut suspension up front, and double-wishbone suspension in the rear. All models of the first-generation tC shared the same 2.4-liter 4-cylinder powerplant sending power to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The first-generation tC was Scion's best-selling model, according to the automaker.
     
  New for 2011-Scion
Scion introduces its redesigned tC An all-new subcompact model, called the iQ, is just around the cornerHistoryScion, a Japanese brand, is a division of Toyota Motor Corporation. The brand was launched in 2002 as the automaker made changes to its product lineup in order to capture a larger share of younger buyers. Unlike the automaker's Toyota or Lexus brands, both marketed and sold through traditional methods, Scion took a different approach. Consumers were targeted through non-traditional marketing. In addition, each automotive model would have just one standard trim level (but there would be a long list of available accessories for customers to personalize their vehicles). Lastly, Scion models would be sold with a fixed price.
     
  New for 2010-Scion
Critical Knowledge:2010 tC: With the exception of one new exterior color for 2010, the tC is essentially the same car it was in 2005 when it debuted.2010 xB: A new limited-edition model called the Release Series 7.0 makes its debut while the rest of the lineup receives only minor changes. These include improvements to the audio system and a new exterior color.2010 xD: Standard vehicle stability control and a newly standard 160-watt audio system with iPod connectivity round out the changes for 2010.
     
  New for 2009-Scion
Critical Knowledge:Few if any changes are anticipated for Scion for 2009The 2009 Scion xB and tC models arrived in dealerships early, with sales beginning in May 2008The tC gets updated interior fabric2009 Scion xB:The xB, Toyota's so-called "party in a box" vehicle, launched its second generation for the 2008 model year with a new body, interior and engine. The car is unchanged for 2009; indeed, sales began in May with the only change being Stingray Metallic paint available instead of the former Nautical Blue Metallic color. The 2008 model year brought a new flair to the xB's boxy design, as well as the added punch from a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine with 158 hp, or a third more power than was available for the first-generation "xBox." The new engine provides 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway mileage ratings.
     
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