Scion Mulling Compact Crossover for Lineup

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota is planning to rejuvenate its Scion brand with a revamped lineup that could include a crossover.

According to a recent report, Scion’s overhaul will see the iQ model getting the axe later this year, with no replacement model planned. Rumor has it that the xB will be replaced by a rebadged Auris model, a four-door hatchback that is sold in Europe and shares its platform with the Corolla. Expect Scion’s version of the Auris to arrive next spring with a brand-specific front end, spiced up interior and a new nameplate.

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As we reported earlier, the next-generation Scion xD will actually be based on the 2016 Mazda2 sedan and will be built in Mexico alongside the Mazda2 and next-generation Yaris. The bigger news is that executives at the Japanese automaker mulling over adding a compact crossover to Scion’s lineup that would be smaller than the RAV4 with more aggressive styling to target a younger audience.

The two sporty coupes in Scion’s lineup, the FR-S and tC, will remain mostly unchanged until 2016. A new model of the tC will arrive that year while the next-generation FR-S will come in 2017 at the earliest.

GALLERY: 2015 Scion FR-S

[Source: Leftlane News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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