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    Report: Scion xB to be replaced by Auris hatchbach, iQ dead after 2014
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    Scion seemed like such a good idea when it was first launched. Toyota's aim was to provide young people with stylish, affordable cars that would serve as a gateway to the automaker's family of products. It was also supposed to be something of an incubator for new ideas that were too radical for ...

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    Report: Aston CEO claims Cygnet cancelled because Toyota is dropping iQ in 2014
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    While slow sales and a $50,000 price tag may have been contributing factors to the Aston Martin Cygnet being cancelled last month, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez is pointing the finger at Toyota for the demise of this luxurious little city car. In a discussion with Autocar, Bez is quoted as saying ...

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    Followup: Fewer than 150 Cygnet superminis sold before Aston clipped its wings
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    The Aston Martin Cygnet wasn't exactly a hot seller during its two-year production run, which ended as of late last month. But despite British racing icon Sir Stirling Moss gifting one to his wife for her birthday, it seems that Britons didn't really care for it either: only 150 Cygnets were sold ...

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    Report: Aston Martin Cygnet bumbles its way out of production
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    According to a report in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the Aston Martin Cygnet has gone out of production. Although its name means "little swan," it never really got away from being the ugly-yet-seemingly-necessary duckling in the English automaker's lineup. Not for lack of trying, though, with ...

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    Official: Scion celebrates first 10 years with special edition models
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    As the story goes, Toyota's Scion brand was imagined up in someone's basement and then came to fruition in 2003 as a youth-oriented brand with a focus on delivering unique vehicles with an equally unique retail experience. A decade later, the brand has grown to five models, which will each be ...

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    ETC: Customize a Scion, make it out of paper [w/video]
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    Shin Tanaka is a "Japanese artist, graffiti writer, paper toy creator, designer" with Kennedy Center credentials – his Paper Shaper sneakers are especially popular. Scion has done a DIY collaboration with Tanaka that can get you every one of Scion's five models as a Paper Shaper. There are ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 11,200 Scion iQ models over faulty passenger sensors
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    Toyota has announced a voluntary recall of 11,200 Scion iQ models from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According to the manufacturer, the problem with these pint-sized hatchbacks concerns the front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) weight sensor cables. The OCS sensors in the front ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #307
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    Suzuki bankruptcy, Hyundai/Kia mileage, Scion FR-S supercharger, Tesla Model S awards, Consumer Reports top 10 most reliable American cars Episode #307 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about Suzuki departing the US market, the debacle ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Report: Scion iQ fails dearly to impress Consumer Reports
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    Slow, uncomfortable and noisy. That's what Consumer Reports says about the Scion iQ. After giving it a good going-over, the magazine gives it a road test score of 29. That ranks it near the bottom of all new cars CR has reviewed. Very near. In fact, the only new car currently rated lower is the ...

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    Review: 2012 Scion iQ
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    Smarter "Not so 'Smart' after all?" The older gentleman in the grocery store parking lot asked as I wheeled my loaded cart to the back of the 2012 Scion iQ. On the contrary, sir. After he finished chuckling and drove away, I successfully loaded $150 worth of groceries into the iQ's cargo area, ...

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    Video: Toyota uses IQ minicar to help improve Google Street View
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    Google Street View vehicles have logged millions of miles in an effort to display video of every street imaginable, but unfortunately the G-Mobile is too big for a few European roads. But instead of leaving the thin and narrow out of Street View, Team Google has employed the diminutive Toyota iQ ...

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    Official: Buy a Scion iQ, get a free PlayStation Vita
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    If you've been sniffing around the PlayStation Vita debating whether to pull the trigger, Scion has an offer for you: buy an iQ and you'll get the Vita free. This isn't the first tie-up with the little car and the little console: the iQ was one of the available vehicles in the MotorStorm RC ...

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    Report: Scion changing as brand buyers get older
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    Toyota may seek to reposition Scion in the wake of slower sales, according to Automotive News. It's been 10 years since the Japanese automaker unveiled its youth-oriented brand, and Toyota recognizes that the original target demographic has officially grown up. After concluding a nine-month ...

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    SR Auto's Scion iQ looks like it swallowed a Mitsubishi Evo... and an Angry Birds pig
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    Canada's SR Auto Group likes to take a car, any car, and make it wilder. The Audi S4 they did looks intriguingly evil. The wheels they've created for the Lamborghini Reventon are amazing. Their latest canvas is the Scion iQ, which became Project Pryzm. "The objective behind Project Pryzm was to ...

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    Video: Scion puts bikini models and donuts in iQ to spin up some sales
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    We're speechless. Well, maybe not... but, at the very least, we're surprised by Scion's latest marketing campaign for its iQ minicar. There are a lot of reasons to be interested in the iQ – its small size makes for easy parking, it's not terribly expensive and it's nicely fuel efficient ...

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    Report: Toyota greenlights iQ Supercharger Concept for production [w/video]
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    Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a ...

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    Report: Toyota patent hints at sportier iQ
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    Toyota may be hard at work on a new version of the company's iQ microcar. The sleuths at Carscoop have managed to uncover a patent rendering of the fuel-sipping sub-compact wearing some considerably more aggressive bodywork. It's unclear whether these designs are meant for the U.S.-market iQ or ...

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    SEMA: Sibal wins Scion Tuner Challenge, walks away with $10K
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    Rendering wizard and friend of Autoblog Jon Sibal (above left) managed to beat out a race-prepped iQ and a mid-engine version of the ultra-compact to take the win at this year's Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA. Sibal, who's brought a range of vehicles to Vegas in the past, partnered up with ...

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