Report: Scion Sets September 2010 for Expansion Into Canada

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Toyota Canada has announced that it will expand its product offering significantly in Canada with the introduction of the youth-oriented Scion brand in September of 2010. The launch will be targeted at several major markets including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. In total 45 dealers will be a part of the expansion.

The Scion dealers will operate as a “store within a store” and will be part of existing Toyota dealerships. There will be 18 Scion dealers in Montreal, 20 in Toronto and 7 in Vancouver.

“This is a great time to launch Scion in Canada,” said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Scion in Canada. “As the auto industry emerges from recession, one of the largest and youngest demographics will be entering the marketplace. Young buyers will be looking to the ever-growing small car market. They are not only looking for a safe, high-quality and fuel efficient vehicle, it is important to them that the vehicle reflects their personality and lifestyle, and the stylish and trendy Scion brand will be there to fulfill that need.”

The launch of Scion in Canada will start with three vehicles, all of which are currently offered in the U.S. (Scion’s only other market). The vehicles include the sporty tC, the funky and functional xB and the sub-compact xD. Scion is also expected to deliver new models in the near future, with one possibility being a version of the Toyota iQ mini car.

For a full list of Canada’s Scion dealers, see after the jump:

SCION DEALER LIST – October 29, 2009


Houle Toyota
Chambly Toyota
Chomedey Toyota
Spinelli Point Claire Toyota
Brossard Toyota
Duval Toyota
Gabriel Toyota
Chateauguay Toyota
Toyota Montreal Nord
Chasse Toyota
Ste-Therese Toyota
Toyota Candiac
Vimont Toyota
Toyota St-Leonard
Longueuil Toyota
Repentigny Toyota
Toyota President
Woodland Toyota


Wietzes Toyota
Oakville Toyota
Don Valley North Toyota
Attrell Toyota
Scarborough Toyota
Mississauga Toyota
Markville Toyota
Northwest Toyota
Aurora Toyota
Whitby Toyota
Burlington Toyota
Yorkdale Toyota
Milton Toyota
Woodbine Toyota
Maple Toyota
Meadowvale Toyota
Brimell Toyota
Woodbridge Toyota
Toyota on Front
Erin Park Toyota


OpenRoad Port Moody
Jim Pattison North Shore
Jim Pattison Surrey
Langley Toyota
OpenRoad Richmond
Valley Toyota
Jim Pattison Downtown

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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