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Review: 2008 Scion xB

In the latter part of the 1990s, Toyota realized it had a problem on its hands. Although its sales had been climbing steadily for years, the average age of its customers was also climbing. That's fine in the short term, but over the long haul if a company isn't attracting some younger clientele into its showrooms, sales will eventually begin to dry up. After several years of unsuccessfully trying to attract more youthful customers with cars like the Echo, the Japanese behemoth tried a new tack in early 2003. That was when Toyota announced a new brand called Scion that would be targeted... Read More

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    Spy Shots: Great Wall Coolbear chillin' out
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    A while back we told you about China's Great Wall Motors (GWM) and how they planned to get into the small car market, namely by Xeroxing the Scion xA and xB. Well, now we have some spy pics of the production GWM Coolbear, and it's the spitting image of the concept we saw in Shanghai a couple of years ago. Admittedly, the mirrors are less show car and more ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Scion xB and xD info leaked early
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    In a move that can only be deemed as stupid, lazy or incredibly devious, Car & Driver published images and information on Scion's redesigned xB and all-new xD more than a day and a half before the car's are scheduled to be debuted here in Chicago. The info went live last night but wasn't discovered until an industrious member of the ScionLife forum ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB
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    We get tipped off to a lot of spy shots, some taken by professionals and others snapped with the nearest Treo handy. We've never received spy shots like these, but hey, they get the job done. These spy shots, which have been converted to a negative of their original files, were posted on the ScionSmoke.com forum last night. We inverted them to have a black ...

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    Spy Shots: Scion xB
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    Sure, it's not the clearest picture, but we love spy shots so much that we'll put it up anyway. Wheelstorejt, a message board junkie over at ScionLife, snapped this shot of the next Scion xB. Unlike the vehicle's Japanese counterpart, the Toyota bB, it looks as if there won't be much of a redesign for the xB other than a ...

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