• Mar 24, 2005

Scion 2tB
The Scion t2B stands for Tall-Two Box. At first I thought it was because the vehicle only had two doors. But after looking at all the photos and reading the press release this low slung box (tall?) actually has four doors. The one sliding door on the passenger side, suicide doors on the driver side and the rear hatch. The rear hatch also has a movie projection screen (can you say Ford SYN-us?) and the seats and speakers can swivel for a parked theater experience. Lover's lanes everywhere will turn into mobile drive-ins. Anyway, from the front I like the gangster lean look of the vehicle. The low profile, wrap-around glass is very cool and would probably be nice for drivers. However productions versions need airbags and I'd think pillars will be a bit larger. The grill is also a bit too funky for me personally. But the only really bad aspect is the rear with the odd lip. Don't get excited and think those are two tailpipes either. The one on the left is actually a reverse light. The press release says it's something about being symmetrical. Umm…you realize there are two doors on one side and one door on the other? Click through for the rear shot.

Scion 2tB



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      • 9 Years Ago
      um... wow. uh, that's really about all I can say. I think I'll hold judgement till the final production version is released, the tC came a LONG way from concept to production.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Please do not, NOT EVER, equate oddly styled cars with the AZTEK. That is an order! The AZTEK was grotesque, misshappen, painful to the eyes. Every time I saw one I burst out both laughing and crying at the same time. The Element may be odd but it is not despicable.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow, you have to be the most uninformed writer on the planet. Firstly, the tail light and fog lamp thing, and door system, was not about symmetry, it was about asymmetry, as means of being different than the usually symmetric exteriors of our automobiles. And secondly, the rear did not have a hatch. The purpose of the huge door openings was to be able to reach the back without having to open the hatch. No wonder people question the reliability of blogs.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Very nice (except for super thick c-pillar)! big improvement on the current xb and moves towards nissan cube territory. Produce it in some wild, bright colors and I'll buy two ;)
      • 9 Years Ago
      MSNauto.com has a very nice article and video about this vehicle. I love it. The XB is too underpowered for me. I have an Element - I plan to get a t2B if they don't wait too long to put it into production. I was going to get a tC but after seeing this I've changed my mind. It should be less $ than an Element or not too much more. Check out below: http://autos.msn.com/as/minishow/article.aspx?contentID=4023104&s=NewYork2005&src=minishow
      • 9 Years Ago
      If the price is right, I like it too...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow!! I like. I only wish it was for sale now. I guess i'll have to settle for the tC.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Boy, Scion's not kidding when they say their designs are polarizing. I don't think I have ever heard anyone say, "Well, I kind of like it." It's black or white, baby! I still love my xB, and will probably buy another Scion when I have had my fun with this one. I have my eye on a tC next...
      • 9 Years Ago
      So is this a concept for the replacement for the current xB? How big is it? Same size as xB or what?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Am I the only person who doesn't like this new trend of marketing cubic minivans to young people? It's probably just my mopar-ness speaking, but I find these Scions and Honda Elements in the same design class as an Aztek.
      • 9 Years Ago
      suicide doors--been there, done that. dual power sliders ala peugot 1007 would be cool--good for tight parking spaces. that would be my vote.