Scion is a vehicle brand manufactured for the North American market by Toyota. Founded in 2002, The long-term goal by Scion is to appeal to Generation Y consumers. In 2003, the initial Scion, the xA hatchback and xB wagon, was announced in California, followed by the tC sports coupe, and was subsequently launched in the U.S. nationwide in 2004. The xA successor the xD, was announced in 2008, while the Scion brand expanded to Canada in 2010.
On February 3, 2016, Toyota reported that the Scion brand would be eliminated at the close of the 2016 model year, with the FR-S, iA, and iM being re-badged as Toyota 86, Yaris iA, and Corolla iM respectively, for the 2017 model year, while the tC is going to be dropped completely. The up and coming C-HR will be additionally rebranded as a Toyota. The change is not anticipated to cause interruption to service choices, as Scion models were already sold and serviced at Toyota dealerships. The Scion FR-S will be renamed the Toyota 86 in North America rather than Toyota FR-S as was at first reported.
Scion presently has five models: the second-era tC, a 3-door liftback based on the European Toyota Avensis sedan; the second-era xB, a boxy 5-door compact wagon marketed as the Toyota Corolla Rumion in Japan; the iQ, a ultra-compact city car first for sale in the western United States in December 2011; the xD, a 5 door subcompact auto that is sold in Japan as the second era Toyota ist, which depends on the Yaris platform with the tenth-era Corolla's engine; and a rear wheel drive sports car, the FR-S
Scion Hako Coupe
2003 Scion xA
2008 Scion xD
2004 Scion xB
2015 Scion xB
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