No New Scion Models Imminent, Exec Says


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

Earlier last month, Scion told its dealerships that they could drop the Scion brand from their showroom if they’d like, but according to Bob Carter, senior vice president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, no dealership has opted to do so. At the same event, the Japanese automaker showed off its FR-S convertible and a drawing of a crossover concept, hinting at what’s to come for the brand. But it won’t be in the near future as Carter has confirmed that new models are “further down the pipeline.”

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In terms of timing, nothing new will be coming for the remainder of this year and early 2014. Which means the FR-S convertible will likely be introduced when the 2015 model year rolls around. Last year, Scion sales dropped to 73,505 units, a far departure from its 173,034 in 2006. And back then, Scion only had the xA, xB, and tC on sale. Its best seller for the year thus far is no surprise: the FR-S at 13,537 sold in the U.S through August.

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