Scion

SEMA Names Hottest Car, Sport Compact, Truck, and 4x4s for 2012

SEMA Names Hottest Car, Sport Compact, Truck, and 4x4s for 2012

The annual SEMA Show, as you may know, is all about customization. Taking a car and making it your own. And it’s an enormous industry. Unfortunately, it seems like every year that passes, vehicles become less customizable. Look at the American musclecars of the 60s and 70s for example. They were so simple – anybody […]

Toyota Sales Back Scion iQ EV Program, Focuses On Plug-Ins

Toyota Sales Back Scion iQ EV Program, Focuses On Plug-Ins

Thanks to a need to boost Corporate Average Fuel Economy scores and California regulations, Toyota has to produce some pure electric vehicles. It didn’t have a vehicle program ready though, so it turned to Tesla for the RAV4 EV. With the Scion iQ EV though, Toyota branched out on its own and announced that 2012 […]

Scion Announces 2013 tC Release Series 8.0

Scion Announces 2013 tC Release Series 8.0

In Scion’s ever-expanding lineup of special edition Release Series (RS) cars, they’ve just released details and pricing on the eighth RS version of the tC coupe – not surprisingly called the tC RS 8.0. The RS 8.0 is the second Release Series since Scion introduced the second generation tC in 2010. The first, the tC […]

2013 Scion FR-S, Subaru BR-Z Top Quickest-Selling Cars List

2013 Scion FR-S, Subaru BR-Z Top Quickest-Selling Cars List

We’ve talked to our local Scion dealer, and they have seen a very high level of interest in the FR-S. In fact, there is two red ones out in front right now, and they are both already spoken for. Each time we drive by, people are standing around them taking a look. All this floor […]

2012 Scion iQ

2012 Scion iQ Review – It Feels Bigger Than It Looks

Toyota developed their younger brand Scion to bring out new vehicles like the Scion iQ. In a brilliant marketing move ten years ago, Toyota founded the Scion brand to appeal to Gen Y consumers and now to the Millennial generation. Scion, who boasts the youngest customer base in the industry, has been very successful with […]

Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S Convertible Coming in Two Years

The Scion FR-S was just introduced, and Toyota apparently has big plans for the platform that underpins it. Developed to be sporty and light, sources say it will provide the basis for future Toyota performance vehicles. Developing a new architecture for one car just doesn’t make sense anymore. The program got off to a good […]

2013 FR-S Signals Change of Direction At Scion

2013 FR-S Signals Change of Direction At Scion

For a while we’ve been wondering about the future of the Scion brand. The past few years it has largely been stagnant except for the redesigned tC. Then came the iQ and Toyota’s announcement that the FT-86 would be sold as a Scion FR-S. That was an important step in determining the future of the […]

Buy a New Scion iQ, Get a Free Sony Playstation Vita

Buy a New Scion iQ, Get a Free Sony Playstation Vita

Connected and very technology savvy, the younger driving crowd test drives a full assortment of vehicles in the virtual world. Through incredible rich video gaming experiences such as the Gran Turismo and Project Gotham Racing series, it’s possible for some gamers to become completely familiar with a car without stepping into a dealership. Another notable […]

Scion FR-S

2013 Scion FR-S To Hit 20,000 Sales A Year, Reach Older Buyers?

Scion recently cut the xB and xD compacts, leading to a more performance-biased, youth-oriented lineup than ever before. For 2013 there will be just the FR-S, tC and iQ. Clearly the FR-S is the best car to ever wear the Scion badge, and we think its arrival will do a lot for Scion’s credibility in […]

With Sales Flagging, Scion xB, xD Get Cut

With Sales Flagging, Scion xB, xD Get Cut

It’s a costly endeavor starting a new brand from scratch. Just ask Hyundai, which is reticent about spending the cash to launch a new luxury brand, despite the possibility of juicy profit margins. Scion has been an interesting exercise for Toyota. The Toyota brand itself has lost a lot of younger buyers. Scion was pitched […]

A California Custom Dream Made Reality: The Scion FR-S Speedster

A California Custom Dream Made Reality: The Scion FR-S Speedster

  Centered within one of California’s premier celebrations in motion, Toyota has been the title sponsor for the 2012 Grand Prix of Long Beach. A venue where the American Le Mans Series, Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race and Indy Lights and the IZOD INDYCAR Series were allowed to do battle on streets otherwise speed-regulated for just one […]

2013 Scion FR-S Checks in At $24,390, EPA Releases Mileage Figures

2013 Scion FR-S Checks in At $24,390, EPA Releases Mileage Figures

It has gotten a bit hard to refer to the Scion FR-S, because it has different names all over the world. Here in the U.S at least, it will be sold as the Scion FR-S and Subaru BR-Z. They are both nearly identical. In this instance though, we think we’re content to let Toyota get […]