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    Scion sales are down, brand image in flux
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Scion xB.My older brother Brian drives a Scion xD. He's 39 years old, and probably considered anything but cool by 18-24 year-old standards. He bought his little xD because he was tired of filling up his AWD 2001 Chevy Astro conversion van, and he's gone from getting 12 mpg to about 30. While that's a big-time ...

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    Scion's newest ad campaign puts reader's rides on billboards
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    Scion owners recently submitted pics of their personalized vehicles, including tC, xA, xB, and xD models, to the company for evaluation. The loyal owners were participating in Scion's "United by Individuality" brand campaign, designed to put individuals' modified vehicles in magazines, on billboards, even projected onto movie screens. More than 300 cars ...

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    Scion xD Limited Edition Release Series 1.0 starting at $16,549
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Scion xD Release Series 1.0.Scion seems to release more limited-edition models than we have fingers and toes to count, and it's continuing that tradition this June with the xD Release Series 1.0.Scion's attempt to differentiate the xD RS 1.0 from its staid siblings includes a Hot Lava paint job, a DAMD four-piece ...

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    Geneva 2008: Toyota Urban Cruiser ready for European streets
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    Click image for a hi-res gallery of the Toyota Urban CruiserToyota has unveiled the Urban Cruiser, Europe's version of the 4WD Japanese-market ist. The same car, with a slightly different face and FWD, is sold here in the US as the Scion xD. The 5-passenger hatch slots neatly below the upwardly mobile RAV4, and Toyota hopes its compact dimensions prove to ...

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    Geneva '08 Preview: Production Toyota iQ, Urban Cruiser revealed
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    click either image to enlargeUnlike the Dodge Challenger Midwest Regional Auto Show, Geneva's shaping up to be bursting with new-car debuts. Toyota will be in the thick of it, showing off the production-spec version of the iQ microcar, which the automaker debuted as a concept last year in Frankfurt and will be heading to the European market. The little ...

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    Detroit Diversion: The Scion xD toy crane
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    Click image to see the Five Axis Scion xD Toy Crane in actionThose of you who attend your local auto show every year know that the Scion booth is always loaded with free swag for showgoers. This year, in addition to the free goodies at the desk (knit beanies, a DJ mix CD), we noticed a line of hacks behind what looks like an xD tuned by Five Axis. A closer ...

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    IIHS wrecks new Scion xD. Rates average, good
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) did its worst to the new Scion xD, and after performing both the frontal offset test and a side impact test with the standard front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat torso airbags, the xD came away with ratings from "good" to "average."On the frontal offset crash, the IIHS found that the dummy's ...

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    SEMA 2007: Scion spirit at SEMA
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    Click the image above to view a couple of Scion's SEMA entries."These are our people!" has always been Scion's mantra at SEMA. Car customization and personalization is the cornerstone of Toyota's "youth"branded division, despite the number of retirees buying up xBs to shuffle between the doctor's office and the Elk's Lodge.While there were a number of ...

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    It's the "TRD-ist" ist around
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    Click image for galleryThe oddly-named JDM Toyota ist was formally introduced this week, and as was the case with the Toyota Blade Master, another new arrival in Japan's Toyota stores, a range of TRD accessories was announced very shortly thereafter. They do the job of dressing up the rather bland ist, which is Japan's version of the USDM Scion xD. ...

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    Japan gets new ist, err... xD
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    The JDM Toyota with the most peculiar name (it's up against some pretty tough competition on that front), the "ist", had a face lift and heart transplant today. Replacing the original 2002 model, which was sold Stateside as the Scion xA, the new car is still a front wheel drive hatchback, but has taken on distinctly crossover-ish dimensions, and comes with ...

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    Toyota prices the 2008 Scion xD starting at $14,550
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    When Toyota unveiled the second generation of their original entry-level Scion lineup at the Chicago Auto Show in February, the xB grew into a substantially larger vehicle and the xA was effectively replaced by the new xD. The overall dimensions of the xD remain close to the xA but the wheelbase is longer by 3.6 inches and weight is up by 300lbs. With the ...

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    Scion xD gets stickered at $14,550*
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    Don't forget about the destination charges! Those are an additional $620.click on the above image to view more pics of the 2008 Scion xDScion has come out today and priced its new entry-level xD with an MSRP of $14,550 for one with a manual tranny and $15,350 for one with an automatic. The base MSRP of the outgoing xA is $12,780, so anyone interested in ...

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    Here's how to make an "Exprescion" with your new Scion
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    The funny spelling of the word "expression" isn't the oddest thing that Scion has in store for their consumers. This year, the annual Scion Exprescion event will take place on "The Rock", or Alcatraz if you prefer. The inescapable prison's showers will be used for a fashion show, the event, described as blending "performance, interactive environments, art ...

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    Scion may break promise to itself, add fourth model
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    When Toyota's youth brand was born, there was an unwritten rule that it wouldn't grow beyond three models. Years later, Scion is an unqualified success having sold 170,000 units of the xA, xB and tC last year, which has Toyota execs wondering if just a few more units could be sold with a fourth model. The Car Connection got Scion's corporate manager Steve ...

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    The Truth About Cars judges the Scion XB. Verdict: Guilty!
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    I have read some scathing reviews from The Truth About Cars before, but I think I just may have read one that takes the cake. I mean, I'm talkin' Guinness Book of World Records "Worst Review Ever" territory here. The review I am referring to is that of the new Scion XB. Let's just put it this way: they hated it. I had a chance to see the vehicle in person ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Scion's xB gets bigger and less boxy (w/ VIDEO!)
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    click above image to view XX high-resolution images of the redesigned Scion xB var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/2008_Scion_xB_First_VIDEO_and_94_high_res_images'; Scion VP Mark Templin claims that his company is more in touch with its buyers than any other brand, and what xB owners wanted even more than another Toyota-sponsored group hug (or Second ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Toyota unveils the all-new 2008 Scion xD (w/ VIDEO!)
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    click image above for 91 high-resolution images of the new Scion xD var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/2008_Scion_xD_First_VIDEO_and_89_high_res_images'; Toyota officially unveiled the new 2008 Scion xD, its replacement for the xA, today at the Chicago Auto Show. Like the original xA, the xD is built off the platform of the Toyota Yaris. It has a wide ...

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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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    Redesigned Scion xB and new xD set to debut in Chicago
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    Auto show season is in full tilt boogie and the latest news is that Scion intends to debut two new vehicles at the Chicago show next month.The first vehicle will be a redesign of the rolling toaster known as the xB, which may share some design cues with the t2b that debuted in New York in 2005. The other vehicle set to be unveiled in the Windy City is the ...

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    SPY REPORT: Inside Scion's big Miami Beach product reveal
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    This weekend, Scion flew 328 owners to Miami Beach, which served as the backdrop for an invitation-only reveal of the replacement for the xA and the brand-new xB. The event happened Friday night at the Miami Beach Convention Center (if you go to the CC's website, you'll see that 12/15 was booked for a "private event"), and we're fortunate enough to bring ...

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