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 |  Apr 02 2014, 8:27 AM

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Want to head to San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International event? Scion might be your ticket.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 1:08 PM

Brain, it's What's for Dinner


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Ok, so the worst just happened, like something totally NOT GOOD. Perhaps a natural disaster has devastated your country; maybe a virulent disease or food-borne illness is spreading throughout the population; conceivably even the hand of God has reached down from on high and caused an outright nuclear meltdown. Whatever the reason, things are seriously jacked.

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 |  Mar 07 2014, 4:44 PM

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Despite reports of unsatisfactory sales, Tetsuya Tada, lead engineer of the Scion FR-S, Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ took to Facebook to tease new updates to the rear-wheel drive sports-car.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 6:32 PM

#Winning


Sales Winners and Losers January 2014

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

Overall the market took a small slide in 2014’s first month. January’s inhospitable weather likely kept shoppers at home huddled in front of their heat registers instead of out and about shopping for cars. Compared to the same time period in 2013, new-vehicle deliveries declined three percent to a little more than one million units.

Sales moved in the wrong direction, though fortunately the decline wasn’t severe. Still, a number of automakers did post some welcome gains, though these were offset by others that dropped.

 |  Jan 22 2014, 12:30 PM

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Although there have been reports to the contrary, Scion is still investigating the feasibility of bringing a convertible version of the FR-S to market. 

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 |  Jan 03 2014, 5:54 PM

Win, Lose or Drive


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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported.

Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept would-be buyers away from dealerships. Still, steady as she goes beats a big drop any day.

As for they the whole of 2013 things were considerably better. Sales were up about 8 percent compared to the year prior with deliveries falling just shy of 15.6 million units. That is a major victory for the automotive industry as it continues to recover from the great recession.

As for December’s numbers, here are the top sales winners and losers for the 12th month of last year. Naturally this list excludes brands like Maybach and Suzuki that have bowed out of the market.

 |  Dec 20 2013, 5:56 PM

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Rumors of a Scion FR-S sedan model have been floating around all year long but now they’re picking up steam, with the latest claiming that the car will arrive in 2016 with a turbocharged engine mated to a hybrid drivetrain. 

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 |  Nov 20 2013, 11:05 AM

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How do you make an already sporty car even more entertaining? Aside from adding a double-shot of extra horsepower under the hood you can do some other stuff, like cutting the roof off. Toyota has taken a giant can opener to the top of its iconic GT86 sportscar to create the FT86 Open Concept.

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 |  Nov 12 2013, 8:01 AM

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Toyota Motorsport GmbH has revealed its GT86 CS-R3 rally car as part of its customer motorsport program.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 8:13 PM

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An exciting collection of modified Scion FR-S vehicles are at the 2013 SEMA Show, headlined by a Supra-powered creation by GReddy and Scion Racing.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 8:03 PM

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All three of the 2013 Scion Tuner Challenge tCs are now on the SEMA show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 11:40 AM

Akio-ToyodaScion’s sales have been sagging but dealers involved with the youth-oriented Toyota brand will have to solider on for a few more years before fresh product arrives.

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 |  Oct 30 2013, 9:37 PM

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The three Tuner Challenge tCs won’t be the only cars filling up Scion’s booth this year at SEMA Show; five other modified Scions will also make their presence known including some wild FR-Ses.

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 |  Oct 30 2013, 7:46 PM

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The three Scion tC Tuner Challenge vehicles competing at this year’s SEMA Show have been unveiled.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 5:06 PM

Scion-iQ-Main-ArtScion’s iQ is one of the smallest cars sold in North America but it may not be long for this world.

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 |  Oct 19 2013, 9:53 AM

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Scion may launch its third generation version of its funky xB model next year as a 2015 model.

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 |  Oct 11 2013, 4:31 PM

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Things might go from bad to worse for Toyota’s young-minded Scion sub-brand in the next two years.

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 |  Oct 05 2013, 2:02 PM

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The Scion FR-S convertible has been delayed indefinitely, according to a recent report sourcing unidentified Toyota insiders.

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 |  Oct 01 2013, 4:45 PM

Row Your Own


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If it’s not a diesel-powered, rear-wheel-drive station wagon with a manual transmission, it’s not worth considering, let alone buying.

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 |  Sep 26 2013, 2:31 PM

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For this year’s SEMA Show, three builders will be customizing 2014 Scion tC vehicles as part of the annual Scion Tuner Challenge.

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 |  Sep 24 2013, 10:02 AM

A Cheap Box, and Not Much Else


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When the Scion xB was first introduced in 2003, it was a funky looking little square box aimed at youths involved in the tuner car scene. However, like many vehicles of this era targeted at younger buyers, it never really caught on. Blame the lack of power, blame the quirky looks, blame an unknown brand, but the xB look was destined to disappear into the automotive hall of shame with Edsel, the Aztek and the Vehicross.

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 |  Sep 14 2013, 9:01 AM

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Toyota is considering launching its own performance brand within the next couple of years.

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 |  Sep 11 2013, 9:31 AM

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Could a Scion FR-S hybrid be on the horizon? Don’t be surprised if it is.

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 |  Sep 09 2013, 8:31 AM

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Despite slumping sales, a U.S. Toyota executive has confirmed that the Scion brand won’t be seeing new models any time soon.

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