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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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2016 Detroit Auto Show: Scion offers FR-S Release Series 2.0 at limited run of only 1k units

People who want to experience the luxury and power of the new 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 will have to be quick with their pre-orders. Scion is only offering the limited edition vehicle at 1,000 units, and it is sure to sell like pancakes with its premium features and luxurious amenities available only with this limited edition Scion Release Series.

One look at the interiors of the Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 and you can see what’s in store for the fortunate buyers. A black-and-camel theme dominates the Alcantara and leather upholstery inside the FR-S Release Series 2.0.

Black and camel colors are prominent not only on the heated seats in the interiors, but also on its door armrest, center armrests, knee pads, and steering wheel. Camel colors are also used in the stitching. As proof of its exclusivity, each unit’s dashboard is embroidered with a numbered badge indicating the unit’s position in the 1000-unit limited run.

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Scion unveils C-HR Concept SUV at Los Angeles Auto Show

SUVs are known more for their functionality than their performance and design. But what would you say about an SUV that combines the best aspects of these three elements? At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Scion is presenting an SUV that boasts of having this trifecta -- the Scion C-HR Concept -- which stands for "Compact size and High Ride height."

This model is conceived for young urban creatives or “yuccies,” who yearn for vehicles with an outstanding yet distinctive design. Yuccies typically see SUVs as boring, lacking emotion and not appropriate for their modern lifestyle.

During their research, designers found out that participants have taken a liking to images of objects that combine form and function, namely: sleek chopsticks made from recycled materials, a cutting board with grid lines for precise slicing, and an earthy but modern terrarium.

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Scion introduces all-new FR-S Release Series 2.0, set to be released in 2016

Considered as the most stylish version of this sports car, the all new Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 will be available in the market in 2016. With only 1,000 units available and fitted with the most luxurious appointments and additional premium features, the new FR-S Release Series 2.0 is by far the most exclusive and the most highly coveted Scion Release Series model.

New Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0 comes with a luxurious black and camel themed interior, including an all-black Alcantara and leather heated seats with camel-colored accents.

The leather steering wheel also uses black and camel. The cars shift knob, parking brake lever, center armrest and knee pads are all covered in black leather.

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After having been previewed at the Los Angeles’ Arts District, the modified versions of the Scion iM 5-door hatchback and Scion iA sedan were presented at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

The show runs from Nov. 3 to 6. A new interpretation of the all-new sporty 2016 iM 5-door hatchback was created by illest and Crooks & Castles (two popular streetwear brands) for the 11th Annual Scion Tuner Challenge.

Each got a Scion iM and $15,000 budget to update the car and make it stand out.

Read the entire article Custom Scion iM 5-door hatchback, iA sedan are ready for 2015 SEMA Show

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.

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Besides the iM, Scion also introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show the 2016 iA, company’s first-ever sedan. The vehicle won’t be a surprise for petrolheads as the vehicle is in fact a rebadged Mazda2 and will be produced for Toyota by Mazda at its plant in Mexico. Moreover, the 2016 Scion iA is based on Mazda’s SkyActiv platform and shares components with the Mazda2.

Set to arrive in dealerships this fall for an estimated MSRP in the $16,000 range, the 2016 Scion iA will be offered as standard with Low-speed Pre-collision safety system as well as a 7-inch multi-media system with voice activation.

Under the hood, there is a high-compression 4-cylinder 1.5-liter engine that delivers 106 hp bolted as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission and as an option to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The engine is expected to return fuel economy ratings of 33 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined.

Read the entire article New York Auto Show: 2016 Scion iA debuts as company’s first-ever sedan

Young buyers will be happy to know that the 2016 Scion iM hatchback was introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Set to arrive in dealerships this fall and starting under $20,000, the new Scion iM was designed for those who are looking for a sporty and affordable hatchback.

When it comes to design, the iM features a familiar face with a hexagonal lower grille, stylish headlights and side bezels with honeycomb mesh pattern seen also on the FR-S sports car. As standard, the Scion iM comes with a sporty body aero kit, but also with a piano black grille treatment, LED daytime running lights and taillights with an unmistakable signature.

Scion will offer plenty of colours which give the design a tremendous visual pop: Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Spring Green Metallic and Electric Storm Blue. Power comes from a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 137 hp, bolted to a standard 6-speed manual transmission.

Read the entire article New York Auto Show: 2016 Scion iM is a stylish hatchback for young buyers

Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to stop selling the Scion iQ after the size, price and fuel economy of its smallest car didn’t get the attention of buyers in the United States. In fact, Toyota only sold 2,040 iQs in the US in 2014 for a 50-percent drop, as the carmaker allowed its dealers to submit orders based on demand, according to Scion’s brand chief Doug Murtha.

He told Bloomberg at the Detroit auto show that the iQ won’t be “staying in the lineup too much longer.” Scion currently offers four models, after stopping output of the the xD ended in July 2014. Toyota, however, is planning to roll out three Scion models in the next three years, including two this year as it tries to revive the now struggling brand which sales dropped 15 percent in 2014 to just 58,009.

Murtha remarked that the iQ was a “healthy experiment” that allowed Toyota to learned important lessons about US consumers’ preferences. Customers found the small size of the iQ non-appealing, even if Toyota tried to assured them that the vehicle was engineered to achieve a four-star crash rating and even features 11 airbags.

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Things are getting quite interesting for Scion as the brand owned by Toyota Motor Corp. will soon receive a sedan to its lineup. The vehicle will be introduced in April at the 2015 New York Auto Show and for those who don’t know this is the first time when Scion will offer a sedan.

Still, the New York Auto Show will not be the only vehicle introduced by Scion as the all-new Scion iM will also arrive to “The Big Apple”. As expected, the new iM hatchback will be inspired by the iM Concept, which was unveiled back in November at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

With the introduction of the two models, Scion looks to bolster its aging lineup and increase its sales in the United States, which slumped 15 percent to 58,009 vehicles in 2014. In addition, the introduction of the iM hatchback also marks the introduction of a new design, brand’s first in three years.

Read the entire article Scion to introduce its first sedan and iM hatchback at 2015 New York Auto Show

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.

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Scion officially revealed ahead of 2014 LA Auto Show the all-new iM Concept, a vehicle designed for young people who want to reach to their destination in style. Set to debut on Wednesday, November 19, this new concept is a five-door compact hatchback inspired by those seen the European touring car racing circuit.

Racing spirit is inspired by the geometric grille inserts and deep air intakes and complemented by the ”Incrediblue” paint as well as matte silver and gunmetal accents. At the rear, there is a stylish bumper with integrated air diffuser and a central exhaust tailpipe.

In addition, the vehicle arrives with a lower ride height and 19-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance tires, which hide the vented front rotors and 4-piston calipers.

Read the entire article 2014 LA Auto Show Preview: Scion iM Concept makes early debut

The Scion FR-S is becoming more and more popular among tuning companies and promises to be the star at the 2014 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show. This time, Super Street is the company to present a custom version of the FR-S and as you can see from the photos, the new vehicle is wider, wilder but also louder. According to the company, the custom FR-S received a TRD Release Series 1.0 front bumper, rear bumper as well as a fender garnish.

In addition, there are Aeroflow Dynamics side skirt add-on, front splitter and fog light delete. Furthermore, there are Rocket Bunny x GReddy Version 1 front fenders and Version 2 rear fenders, carbon trunk and hood from Seibon, Bulletproof Automotive x Crystal Eyes Taillights and a PPG Speed Yellow Paint. The exterior design is completed by the custom 18-inch Floss Edition BBS LM wheels wrapped in Nitto tires.

The suspension system was also upgraded with KW Clubsport coilovers, an Eibach rear camber kit as well as a roll center bumpsteer kit, front control arms, two-point sway bar brace and White line front and rear sway bars. Inside, there is a Godspeed custom 6-point rollcage, new Recaro Sportsster CS seats, a new steering wheel, Works Bell steering hub and quick-release adapter, a new Pioneer Avic-800 NEX head unit, 12-inch subwoofers, amps and speaker components.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Show: Scion FR-S by Super Street

Scion announced that at the 2014 SEMA Show it will bring the head-turning targa top FR-S. Built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs, the Scion FR-S T1 comes with a two-tone finish that includes a black targa and a custom Azzuro California Blue.

As you can see, the vehicle arrives with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper, enlarged front and rear fenders, new side sills, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and central exhaust system as well as a stylish boot lid.

Moreover, the vehicle features a Greedy street turbo kit, KW coil-over suspension and an OEM Audio+ System 400 complemented by a Pioneer AVIC-8000NEC head unit. The design is completed by 19-inch forged wheels, which hides the Wilwood Big Brake Kit with custom nickel-plated finish.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Preview: Scion FR-S T1 is a head-turning targa top by Cartel Customs

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.

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Two new Scion cars inspired by heavy metal music as well as skateboarding will be shown at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas in Nov. 4-7, 2014. The first of the two is the “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC,” which is inspired by and built for heavy metal band Slayer.

The band’s aggressive playing style is reflected by the exterior of the tC sports coupe. The interior, meanwhile, features amps, towers of speakers, a custom mixer and a 32-inch monitor for media playback. Slayer guitarist Kerry King remarked that the band’s fans will be excited when it is unveiled what a metal-inspired Scion tC looks like.

He said that working with Scion has provided Slayer another way to reach new audiences and inspire them to “keep going down their own paths.” Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ is leading the build process for the “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC.” The second of the new cars is the “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB,” inspired and made for pro-skateboarder Riley Hawk.

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As you may know already, Toyota updated the GT86 and as expected, Scion also revealed the upgraded FR-S. So, for the 2015MY, the Scion FR-S promises better handling and stability due to a rigid front suspension and retuned rear shock absorbers. Thanks to the new upgrades, the result is less body roll and an improved driving experience.

Just like on the GT86, the 2015 Scion FR-S arrives with a new shark-fin antenna that replaces the pole antenna found on the previous model. In addition, the exhaust tips are larger and more flush with the rear bumper.

The interior was also upgraded with a new panel with a carbon fiber look, new key design and the addition of auto on/off headlights. Pricing for the 2015 Scion FR-S starts at $24,900 for the version equipped with a manual transmission.

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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 has unveiled its FR-S Release Series 1.0 at the New York International Auto Show, drawing on track history and the known expertise of Toyota Racing Development (TRD). Available only in 1,500 examples, the FR-S Release Series 1.0 boasts of improved features like a custom-designed aero kit with a rear spoiler and side fender garnish as well as highlights like the TRD Quad Tip Exhaust System, TRD lowering springs and Smart Key with Push Button Start.

Scion Vice President Doug Murtha remarked that it is fitting that the first Scion FR-S Release Series draws on TRD heritage that inspired the FR-S design. He remarked that FR-S fans will sure appreciate the side spoilers and lowered stance provides “a look and feel meant for the track” at a price meant for them."

The Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 can be availed with either six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology. FR-S Release Series 1.0 also features TRD steering wheel, TRD shift knob, black seats with T-pattern, HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual auto AC and TRD logo cargo mat.

Read the entire article Scion unveils FR-S Release Series 1.0 at 2014 New York Auto Show

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.

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