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Scion is a brand of youth-oriented automobiles operated by Toyota. Founded in 2002 specifically for the North American market, the brand launched with two models that were direct imports from the Japanese domestic market. The lineup has since expanded to include the mini iQ and FR-S sports car.

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #307 LIVE
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    We record Autoblog Podcast #307 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week's news via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion ...

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    Report: Scion FR-S may be getting supercharger kit from TRD
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    The Scion FR-S was just named the Hottest Sport Compact at the 2012 SEMA Show, and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is apparently looking to make this car a little hotter. According to Car and Driver, TRD is close to coming up with a supercharger to fit to the car's 2.0-liter flat-four engine in order to squeeze out a little more performance. Currently, ...

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    SEMA: Pics Aplenty: Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ show up en masse at SEMA
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    Scion made a huge investment in the 2012 SEMA show, and its spanking new FR-S coupe, by putting hundreds of cars in the hands of tuners. The result on the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center is unmissable, as just about everywhere we turn we find another FR-S peeking out at us. We tried to capture a large quantity of the coupes we saw on display, to ...

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    SEMA: Scion FR-S SCCA World Challenge racecar, ready for the track
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    Of all the many Scion FR-S models here on the SEMA floor in Las Vegas – and there are a great many of them, have no doubt – the very purpose-built car from Stout Racing is one that we may hear about again in the future. The Stout Racing team will be campaigning the racy FR-S in the SCCA World Challenge series in the upcoming season, and is ...

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    Official: SEMA crowns Mustang, FR-S as this year's hottest cars in the building
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    After wrapping up the first day of the 2012 SEMA Show, organizers handed out awards for some of the trendiest vehicles on display. Since the whole point of SEMA is to show off new products available in the aftermarket world for use in cars, trucks and SUVs, each year, the show distinguishes the most popular vehicle in various segments. Not surprisingly, ...

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    Official: Ford tumbles to second worst in Consumer Reports reliability survey, list dominated by Japanese [w/video]
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    It's no secret that MyFord Touch has had its share of problems since being introduced, but the most recent reliability survey from Consumer Reports shows just how much this infotainment system has affected Ford. Just two years ago, the automaker was in the top 10 for the institute's reliability rankings, but since then, it has tumbled to the second-lowest ...

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    Rumormill: Aston Martin Cygnet with V12 power possible?
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    As if the Aston Martin Cygnet weren't unlikely enough, rumor is that a Cygnet with the company's 6.0-liter V12 could find its way onto the British automaker's offer sheets. Yes, really. It would undoubtedly be special order or very limited edition, but according to a report in Autocar, Aston is taking it seriously enough to have completed a feasibility ...

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    Official: Scion starting small-business incubator [w/video]
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    Scion might be staying out late these nights trying to attract buyers in the heavy metal crowd, but it's still getting up on time in the morning to get the business side of things done. The youth-oriented brand kicked off a new program today, called Motivate, designed to help 10 young (ages 18 to 35) entrepreneurs in the creative arts community start a ...

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    Toyota dealers: no, we're not ready to sell EVs quite yet
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    Toyota dealers are just fine with hybrids, but they're not quite ready for electric vehicles. That's the gist of a new survey from AutoRetailNet, which found that most Toyota dealers think the Japanese automaker made the right decision to delay any kind of largescale launch of its Scion iQ electric vehicle, because of what's perceived to be limited sales ...

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    Toyota announces details on 90-car Scion iQ EV car-sharing fleet
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    A few short weeks ago we learned that Toyota is shrinking its overall plan for the Scion iQ EV down to an "extremely limited release." During its Future Mobility Seminar in Denver, CO this week, Toyota announced the small details for its diminutive electric vehicle (EV) program. The teeny 2013 Scion iQ EV will deploy in slight fashion in car-sharing ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #303
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    Jaguar sedan and SUV, Volkswagen design, 2014 BMW M3, Scion courts metal fans Episode #303 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about Jaguar possibly adding a small sedan and utility vehicle, Volkswagen talking up the virtues of its careful design, the next BMW M3 and Scion looking to sell its wares to ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #303 LIVE!
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    We record Episode #302 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion Topics for Autoblog ...

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    Report: Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ rough idle issues require ECU reflash
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    The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S have been struck by a minor gremlin, but the repair is turning into an episode that ends with "Stay Tuned" rather than a definite conclusion. Automotive News reports that a software mapping hiccup can cause the adaptive engine ECU to get out of whack with the engine, which can, in turn, cause rough idling and ...

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    Report: Scion targeting heavy metal, headbanger demographic
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    Marketing to younger buyers can be a funny thing. Sometimes, the more you try to sell Generation XYZPDQ on a car, the more it ensures you will sell to older buyers looking to feel young again. Scion has been toying with this concept ever since it was founded in 2002. The Toyota offshoot's latest target? The heavy metal enthusiast scene. According to an ...

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    Paris: Toyota GT86 TRD boasts added performance gear, industry-first door stabilizer
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    We haven't stopped swooning over the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins and their corner-carving magic. For those overseas who enjoy the rear-drive coupe under the Toyota name as the GT86, things just got a little corner-carve-ier. This GT86 TRD is everyone's favorite rear-drive, boxer-engined Toyota, albeit fitted with a full selection of Toyota Racing ...

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    Report: Toyota kills plans for widespread iQ EV sales after misreading demand and battery tech
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    2012 was supposed to be the year the all-electric version of the Toyota/Scion iQ made a splash. Instead, it appears that while it remains technically true that the iQ EV will launch this year, it will be a much, much smaller splash than previously anticipated. According to Reuters, the iQ will have an "extremely limited release." That's a kind way to say ...

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    Video: Would this commercial make you want to buy a Scion?
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    Toyota, now all about getting its groove back, changed its ad slogan to "Let's Go Places." Scion, meanwhile, advertises the FR-S (Toyota 86) around the world with drift-happy regional launch videos and, in the UK, scenes of dystopian breakout. But in this corner of the world, before Scion went mature, we remember when it had hip, DJ-driven spots with ...

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    Official: Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ get IIHS Top Safety Pick [w/videos]
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    There are many reasons why we love the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, and now safety can be added to this list. Both of these track-friendly fraternal twins were just named as 2012 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety making them the only sub-$30,000 sport coupes to make the list. Aside from the small batch of luxury cars, the IIHS ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports cuts loose, compares Scion FR-S against Subaru BRZ
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    The folks at Consumer Reports are a lot like the Ben Steins of the automotive world. At first glance, they are the dry-as-saltines, facts-only crew that can't be bothered by anything but the empirical data with which they distill to arrive at their coveted "Recommended" accolades. It isn't always this way with CR, though, as we found out when they hopped ...

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    Video: R&T improves Scion FR-S performance with a tire swap
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    On paper, the Scion FR-S is a great little performance car with its light curb weight, peppy engine and rear-wheel-drive layout, but as Road & Track recently found out about the car, none of that matters on the track if you have the wrong tires. The magazine's staffers found the Scion and Subaru cars were out-handled by competitors like the Mazda ...

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