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Scion announces pricing for 2012 tc, xB and special edition tC RS 7.0

The pricing information for Scion’s 2012 xB, tC, and special-edition tC RS 7.0 has been announced. The 2012 model year models are being offered with a new set of standard equipment. The boxy xB will be getting a new Pioneer audio system with Bluetooth and HD radio capabilities as well as USB and auxiliary audio inputs.

A 200-watt Pioneer audio system is available as an option, featuring a touch-screen interface, Pandora internet radio, and iTunes song tagging.

The 2012 Scion xB has a starting price of $17,020 (inclusive of a $720 destination charge) with a five-speed manual transmission. But when equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission, the starting price is $17,970.

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Scion waves goodbye with final tC Release Series 10.0 inspired by Kei Miura

Soon, it will be sayonara for Toyota’s Scion brand. However, just as Scion commenced its history with a bang at the New York Auto Show 14 years ago, the brand is closing its doors with another loud beat at the latest iteration of the annual event. Fourteen years ago, Toyota unveiled the Scion brand in New York, launching a number of concepts designed to appeal to younger group of consumers.

For this year, Scion is unveiling its final Kei Miura-inspired tC Release Series 10.0 as well as an exhibit of some of its most impressive project cars at the 2016 New York Auto Show, slated from March 25 to April 3.

In partnership with Kei Miura who is known for his JDM aerodynamic designs, Scion is debuting its final Release Series vehicle for its most popular car, the tC sports coupe.

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Scion partners with 686 to build the xB 686 Parklan Edition

Scion proudly announces that it has partnered with snowboard technical apparel manufacturer 686 to come up with its latest offering, the 2015 xB 686 Parklan Edition. This offering is anticipated to excite customers as this is Scion’s first attempt to take the road less travelled.

Going to where the street meets the mountain, the xB 686 Parklan comes at a time when its iconic xB is expected to finish with its run. The company and 686 had previously worked back in 2011 with the Numeric xB.

The Numeric xB was a show car that was designed based on snowboarders. This partnership has continued and is capped with the xB 686 Parklan. On its exterior, the xB 686 Parklan is painted with Cocoa Bean Metallic and highlighted with red lines on its front portion, rear part, and side mirrors.

Read the entire article Scion partners with 686 to build the xB 686 Parklan Edition

2015 Scion xB introduced, starts at $17,120

Toyota has just unveiled the 2015 Scion xB, an updated version of its well-known boxy vehicle, that will start at $17,120 for the model equipped with the 5-speed manual transmission and at $18,070 for the version using the four-speed automatic gearbox. Pricing doesn’t include the $770 destination charge.

Under the hood, there is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 158 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. According to Scion, the 2015 xB is rated by EPA at 22 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway with both the manual and automatic transmissions.

The vehicle is offered as standard with 16-inch wheels and customers will be able to choose between three standard wheel covers with 5, 6 or 7 spokes. As an option, Scion offers 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there is a three-spoke steering wheel featuring audio controls right at the fingertips as well as power windows with driver side auto down and electric power steering and remote keyless entry.

Read the entire article 2015 Scion xB introduced, starts at $17,120

The new 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 was officially introduced today and is the result of the cooperation between Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs and Scion. The limited-edition, two-tone coupe features a unique black and magma exterior, as well as a new aero kit designed by Cartel Customs and a new centered exhaust system.

Moreover, the vehicle features black finish alloy wheels, a gloss black finish for the side mirrors and door handles, Toyota Racing Development lowering springs, a new rear spoiler and Release Series badge mirror cover.

The interior arrives with a orange front seat belts, a Smart Key with Push Button Start featuring the “Cartel Logo”, orange stitching for the steering wheel and seats, as well as orange-painted dashboard components, door panels and shifter surround.

Read the entire article Scion teams up with Cartel Customs to create tC Release Series 9.0

Besides the 2015 FR-S, Scion also unveiled the 2015 tC sports coupe and announced that both models will go on sale in early June. For the 2015MY, the Scion tC receives new colors but also a sporty feature that promises to bring on the summer fun. According to Scion, the tC receives two new colors: Cosmic Gray that replaces Classic Silver and Blizzard Pearl that replaces Super White.

Both colors are available for an additional $395 fee. Inside, the 2015 tC versions equipped with automatic transmission receive steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters that promises to enhance the driving experience.

If you already want to buy one, you have to know that the 2015 Scion tC equipped with a six-speed manual transmission has a starting price of $19,210, while the version featuring the six-speed automatic transmission and Dynamic Rev Management technology costs $20,360.

Read the entire article 2015 Scion tC starts at $19,210 in the United States

Scion is planning to unveil the xB Release Series 10.0 at the 2014 New York International Auto Show on April 16, bringing together the inspiration and functionality of modern technology. According to Scion Vice President Doug Murtha, the xB Release Series 10.0 gets “a fun, technology influence” with features like wireless charging, a backup camera and an exclusive contemporary design.

Scion plans to build just 1,500 examples of the xB Release Series 10.0 – all of which will feature Electric Quartz paint, a pearl white with subtle green highlights. The green highlights can also be seen inside the cabin, complemented by custom colored seats with accent stitching and door inserts. The limited edition models will feature three distinct projections.

Two of them are a Scion logo from the rear bumper to the ground and “xB RS 10.0” on the driver’s side interior carpet.

Read the entire article Scion to unveil xB Release Series 10.0 at 2014 New York Auto Show

The 2014 Scion tC made its debut today at the 2013 New York Auto Show showing a sporty new look, refreshed interior and enhanced driving experience. As you can see from the photos, the 2014 Scion tC features redesigned headlamps, a new hood that extends lower toward a muscular grille with an embedded tC logo.

The extends lower toward. The rear end was also improved and features advanced LED tail lamps, a new black-out valance that comes with an FR-S style, lower-center trim piece and lower perimeter reflectors. The tC will be available in seven exterior paint colors, including two new additions, Absolutely Red and Blue Streak Metallic.

The 2014 Scion tC will be the first model in the family to come with the all-new Scion Standard Display Audio, featuring a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen. The new audio system comes equipped with Bluetooth, HD Radio Technology and steering wheel-mounted controls. As an option, Scion offers the BeSpoke Premium Audio system featuring Aha. 

Read the entire article New York Auto Show: Scion debuts the refreshed tC sports coupe

Scion said that the 2014 tC two-door model is built on a front-wheel-drive platform and that it’s likely to still be powered by a 180-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The tC won’t get significant changes. It will receive several styling updates inside and out. So far, Toyota has revealed that the 2014 tC will make its debut on March 28 at its scheduled press conference held at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

The second-generation tC was displayed at the 2010 New York show as a 2011 model year vehicle. In 2012, the tC was the top-selling model of Scion, with a 3,000-lead over the No. 2 model, the xB.

Scion made an attempt to sustain the freshness of the tC with several limited-edition models. But sales have fallen since the more expensive but significantly more performance-oriented FR-S arrived in 2012.

Read the entire article 2014 Scion tC announced for 2013 New York Auto Show

Toyota Motor Sales has announced the pricing information for several of its 2013 models. A $795 freight charge is included in all Toyota prices while for Scion, there’s a $755 charge. The Camry gasoline-powered versions have a starting price of $23,030 with the L grade four-cylinder automatic being priced as much as $31,260 for the Camry XLE V6 automatic, which means that on average, the price rose by $150 for the six gasoline-powered models.

The two Camry Hybrids cost higher with an average of $165. Prices start at $26,935 and could go as high as $28,465. The 2013 Camry will begin to arrive in dealerships this January. The pricing range for the Prius c hybrid subcompact is from $19,875 for the Prius c One to $24,155 for the Prius c Four.

This means that the four Prius c models are more expensive by an average of $130. The 2013 Prius c will make its debut in early January.

Read the entire article Toyota announces pricing for 2013 Camry, Prius C, Scion xB

Scion revealed the 2013 tC Release Series 8.0 (tC RS 8.0) and announced that the new model will be on display in the Scion pit area at the next round of Formula DRIFT in Monroe, Washington on July 22-23. Limited to just 2,000 units, the 2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0 comes exclusively in Absolutely Red exterior paint with side mirrors in gloss black and matching black 18-inch alloy wheels.

The design of the car was upgraded with a unique five-piece body kit inspired by Troy Sumitomo of Five Axis. The kit includes front and rear lips, side skirts and a new rear spoiler. Moreover, we find a a couple of performance parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) such as lowering springs and an exhaust system.

The sporty theme is continued at the interior, where the vehicle features sporty seats wrapped in texturized black fabric with red stitching. Same red stitching is found on the leather wrapped steering wheel.

Read the entire article 2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0

Scion has announced that the highly popular xB will finally end its run. When the brand was initially launched in 2003, it had emphasized that each model would be terminated after one life cycle.

Scion ahd wanted its models to use the “one and done” philosophy. But Scion named exceptions because of the rising demand for a few of its models like the xB and tC.

The company now reveals that the xB will be saying goodbye and will take its place alongside the xA and the disliked xD at the graveyard. Scion specifically said that the xB and xD won’t have a new generation and will make way for new models under the Scion name.

Read the entire article Scion to axe xB, xD models

Scion will only produce 1,500 units of the 2012 xB Release Series 9.0. This limited edition model has an MSRP of $18,110 for the manual version and $19,060 for the one that has an automatic transmission. A delivery, processing and handling fee of $730 hasn’t been included yet in these prices.

This vehicle will surely attract plenty of attention with its Hot Lava paint. Its exterior has a unique honeycomb patterned lower grille that smartly displays the Scion brand name.

It’s easy to spot this vehicle in a parking lot as the front and rear Scion badges illuminate when the driver remotely locks or unlocks the doors. The xB RS 9.0 comes with an exclusive perforated synthetic suede front and rear seat covers that have an embossed Scion logo and Hot Lava color-tuned highlights.

Read the entire article 2012 Scion xB Release Series 9.0 pricing announced

The tuning specialists at Cartel King have turned a regular Scion xB into a stretch limo. The car measures 48 inches longer and it now has suicide-style doors. The xB’s powertrain was tweaked to include an AEM Air Intake, Cartel Straight Exhaust and a STRUP Performance Header. The chassis was made more rigid with the addition of a TRD Strut Bar in the engine bay.

The limo offers a softer ride due to the Cartel Custom Air Bag system. The rear factory suspension has been re-engineered to fit the new stretched body. The vehicle features a set of 20 inch Demoda Aviator wheels, covered in TOYO Proxes 4 235/30/20 tires.

To expand the vehicle by 48 inches, Cartel King used a custom Coachworks Stretch, new suicide doors and a new glass window. For this one-off model, fresh interior and exterior panels had to be fabricated from scratch.

Read the entire article Scion xB All Stretched Out by Cartel revealed at the 2010 SEMA Show

The redesigned Scion tC coupe from Toyota is expected to double sales and to revive the youth-centered brand, according to Scion’s vice president Jack Hollis who spoke during a media briefing at Oakland University in suburban Detroit. Scion has set a target in 2011 to sell 35,000 to 45,000 of its coupes.

Sales had peaked in 2006 with 79,125 units. In 2009, Scion sold 18,000 tCs, a 56 percent drop from the year before. Bloomberg News reported that last March, Hollis had forecast sales of 40,000 to 50,000 in 2011. Scion has high expectations for the redesigned tC, which will arrive in showrooms on Oct. 1. The tC has accounted for about 40 percent of Scion's overall sales since it was launched six years ago.

Coupe sales have continued to drop this year, with a 36 percent drop through August, to 8,848 vehicles. Nonetheless, Hollis claims that the decrease in sales is typical for a sporty subcompact car this late in its product life cycle.

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The RSR 400hp Scion drift car competed in the D1 Formula Drift Championship last year and after a successful campaign season using the tC sports coupe in the Formula Drift, the company have determined to come back in the current series with a new team and a second tC.

In order for the small Scion to be propelled to drift king position, however, the car had to have a major changeover, which included a totally new setup of its driveline by placing the power at the rear.

The platform for the drift car is shared with Toyota's Japanese market Avensis 4-wheeler and Caldina all-wheel drive, a feature that assisted the car to undergo the transformation.

Read the entire article Rockstar AEM Scion tC drift car

Scion has just revealed its new generation 2011 tC at the New York Auto Show, besides the all new 2011 Scion iQ. The new model receives additional performance input with the new 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine with dual VVT-i capable of 180 hp, increased fuel economy and lower emissions.

The 2011 tC receives also 2 new transmissions, an improved 6-speed manual one and a new 6-speed automatic gaining 2 gears along with sequential-shift.

The new model is fitted on a new platform with modified MacPherson strut front-suspension, a double-wishbone rear-suspension that rides lower than the previous model and larger 18-inch aluminium alloy wheels covers in wider tires.

Read the entire article 2011 Scion tC breaks cover at the New York Auto Show

It was announced lately by Scion, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., that the only limited-production tC for this year, the tC Release Series 5.0, will come with the TRD theme and will hit dealer showrooms next month. The tC RS 5.0 can be seen in the Scion display area from February 11-22 at the Chicago Auto Show.

It will come with gloss black body paint finish and a number of performance packs from TRD such as the 18-inch multi-spoke alloys finished in matte black with red trim and TRD lowering springs in red providing the car with an intimidating appearance.

The tC RS 5.0 comes equipped with a red TRD rear sway bar for added stability when negotiating curbs. A TRD logo marks the exterior of the tC RS 5.0 and powerful and distinctive exhaust sound is provided by the TRD sport muffler. Available later will be a black rear lip spoiler.

Read the entire article Scion tC Release Series 5.0 pricing announced

Scion revealed today the brand new 2011 tC sports coupe, a new car which introduces new styling, enhanced performance, and technologies. The new Scion shows a more aggressive design, inspired by the Calty-designed Scion FUSE concept.

We can see a brand new grille and projector headlamps complemented by protruding fender flares, muscular rear fenders as well as a new shape of the rear taillights which flows cleanly into the overall shape of the trunk, completing the design.

The tC can be wrapped in an urban palette of seven colors: Super White, Silver Streak Mica, Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Nautical Blue Metallic and the all-new Cement. Inside, the sporty design is continued. The front cabin design provides a driver-centered cockpit with spaciousness and freedom for the front passenger.

Read the entire article 2011 Scion tC: official details, specs, photos and price

The new MY2011 Scion xB urban utility vehicle will have a starting MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) of $16,000 for the manual transmission version, which is just around $150 higher than the cost of its predecessor.

The automatic transmission model, meanwhile, has an MSRP of $16,950. The slight increase in price comes as the new Scion xB is provided with more features inside and out. Even at first glance, it is fairly easy to notice the exterior changes on the refreshed xB, including revisions on its front and rear bumpers, headlights and taillights and its grill.

Likewise, the new xB features a new front bumper with enlarged outer vents, which work to enhance the appearance of the vehicle’s stance. Also very noticeable is the xB’s front grille that dons a new honeycomb pattern as well as its improved headlamp design.

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