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Old 02-03-2016, 10:48 AM   #71
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Sadly this was bound to happen. They lost the feel of what Scion was supposed to be a long time ago. The brand became just another car company. I had fun at all the Scion exposed events, Scion VIP, and that trip I won with them. Miss those days....
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:49 AM   #72
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I wonder if this means they may possibly consider bringing the GT-S trim model GT86 over to the US? This may actually increase the overall MSRP of the FR-S meaning those who bought a Scion model got it for a steal.


Also, I wonder if that means any remaining Scion branded FR-S will be sold at a major price drop come August? Looks like potential buyers may have to make the tough decision to wait even longer!
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:52 AM   #73
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It’s Official: Scion Brand Is Dead, 2017MYs To Be Rebadged As Toyotas


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Only hours after rumors started circulating on the web about Scion’s demise, Toyota made it official on Wednesday morning. The Japanese carmaker’s youth-orientated brand will cease to exist in August this year after 13 years in the market, with most of its existing cars to be rebadged as Toyotas in the North American market.

These include the FR-S sports coupe, and the newly introduced iA sedan and iM 5-door hatchback that will continue as 2017MY Toyotas, along with the upcoming production version of the C-HR crossover concept that recently debuted at the LA Auto Show and which will go on sale next year.

The tC sports coupe will have a final release series edition and end production in August 2016, while Scion had already made the decision to axe the xB last fall – even though it’s still available on dealer lots.

Scion was launched in 2002 as a funky brand aimed at young Gen-X buyers, who viewed Toyota as an old-person’s brand, something it was successful at in its early years, especially with their boxy xB and compact xA models, peaking in 2006 with 173,034 sales.

The following years, a combination of the Great Recession and Toyota’s ‘unintended acceleration’ scandal, saw the Japanese company diverting its time and sources elsewhere, while the final blow came more recently when Toyota decided to reinvent itself shifting its focus to a younger crowd with more aggressive designs (i.e. the new Prius) and better performance. In other words, the reason why it created Scion in the first place, ceased to exist.

“Toyota’s decision was made in response to customers’ needs,” said the company in a statement. “Today’s younger buyers still want fun-to-drive vehicles that look good, but they are also more practical. They, like their parents, have come to appreciate the Toyota brand and its traditional attributes of quality, dependability and reliability. At the same time, new Toyota vehicles have evolved to feature the dynamic styling and handling young people desire.”

Scion sold a little over 1 million cars over its 13-year long run, with its worst year being 2010 at 49,271 deliveries. The addition of the FR-S coupe and the iQ city car gave the brand a temporary boost, but it never managed to recover selling only 56,167 vehicles last year.

“This isn’t a step backward for Scion; it’s a leap forward for Toyota. Scion has allowed us to fast track ideas that would have been challenging to test through the Toyota network,” said Jim Lentz, founding vice president of Scion and now CEO, Toyota Motor North America. “I was there when we established Scion and our goal was to make Toyota and our dealers stronger by learning how to better attract and engage young customers. I’m very proud because that’s exactly what we have accomplished.”

Current owners of Scion cars won’t see any changes, as Toyota will continue to handle all warranty, service, repair and financing work.

“We appreciate our 1,004 Scion dealers and the support they’ve given the brand,” said Bob Carter, Toyota senior vice president of automotive operations. “We believe our dealers have gained valuable insights and have received a strong return on their investment. During this time of transition, we will work closely with them to support this process and help communicate this change to customers.”
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Well since Scion rolled out in Canada in 2012 with many dealers not joining until 13 or 14 they had a great 2 to 4 year run here!
I am sure both the Tc owners in my city will be sad to see they can not replace their cars when the lease is up.
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I never liked it recently, but when it first came out it was a damn good car for the money.
Yup, when I was in high school a good friend of mines got one for $16k. It had a panoramic roof and everything.
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Also, does this mean the new RS2.0 will still be released as a scion? Kind of like a last hurah or will it be the first toyota FR-S?


The former, I think. Because it's shown on Scion website already.
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Now everyone will want the scion badges to be cool!
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Now everyone will want the scion badges to be cool!
The funny thing is that there might be people wanting to do that...
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:01 AM   #79
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the tC 1st gen was a great car for the price. I owned one for 9 years, put 110,000 miles on it with zero issues.
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Well since Scion rolled out in Canada in 2012 with many dealers not joining until 13 or 14 they had a great 2 to 4 year run here!
I am sure both the Tc owners in my city will be sad to see they can not replace their cars when the lease is up.
You mean they won't be able to get a TC again?

Cause they could get a Toyota right? When lease is up?
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I feel kinda bad for the Scion dealership I got mine from. They're in the middle of a huge remodel. I hope they can swap those Scion signs for Toyota...
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Also, does this mean the new RS2.0 will still be released as a scion? Kind of like a last hurah or will it be the first toyota FR-S?
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The former, I think. Because it's shown on Scion website already.
Yep. It is a MY16 and they say the badging will change for MY 17 so all 16s will remain badged as FRS including the RS.
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I feel kinda bad for the Scion dealership I got mine from. They're in the middle of a huge remodel. I hope they can swap those Scion signs for Toyota...
Maybe that's why they were having the remodel?
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I feel kinda bad for the Scion dealership I got mine from. They're in the middle of a huge remodel. I hope they can swap those Scion signs for Toyota...
Pretty sure that before anybody approved the capital to remodel they would have had to have known. The Toyota signs were probably already on order.
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