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 |  Jan 17 2013, 10:02 AM

Falling in the shadow of Detroit, the Montreal Auto Show isn’t one for world premieres, except this year where Honda has unveiled its new GEAR Concept, showcasing what may be the next generation of sub-compacts from the Japanese automaker.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 8:05 AM

While the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is still going on, Honda sent this teaser of a new concept that will debut at the Montreal Auto Show in a few days.

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 |  Feb 02 2009, 1:43 PM


Image: Scion Fuse Concept

According to a report by Automotive news, Scion is looking to add a fourth model to its lineup. The media outlet quotes Scion VP Jack Hollis as saying, “We think there are a lot of opportunities for a [second] coupe. We think there is room for a bigger sedan and smaller vehicles. We think there is even a possibility for a truck-based vehicle with an open bed.”

This opens up a whole range of possibilities for the brand and has everyone reconsidering the Hako Coupe concept that was unveiled at the 2008 New York Auto Show and the Fuse concept that first made an appearance back in 2006 at the same show.

While the Fuse seems like old news, we should point out that the company recently displayed the model at the Montreal Auto Show. And the reason this bit of info is significant is because Scion recently announced that it will be expanding into Canada and the Montreal Show marked the first time Scion displayed at an Auto Show in Canada and outside the Unites States.


Image: Scion Hako Coupe

There is also a possibility, although somewhat slim, that this model will be a stand-alone hybrid model. During the unveiling of the Lexus HS250h, Irv Miller, Toyota Motor Sales Group VP, Environmental and Public Affairs, said that, “Sometime early in the next decade, we plan to sell one million gas-electric hybrids per year. To accomplish this we will launch as many as 10 new hybrid models between now and then in various global markets.”

Before the launch of the HS250h we never would have considered a Scion hybrid but now that Toyota has announced its ambitious hybrid goals and has created the first every luxury hybrid we could certainly see them building the first ever economy-hybrid. Also, building a second coupe would seem a little redundant – except if it was a stand-alone hybrid coupe.