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    Report: The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and ...

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    Recalls: Toyota issues multiple recalls for 6.4 million vehicles worldwide [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: The text below has been amended to include new details provided by Toyota. It looks like 2014 may go down as the year of recalls. We were already at a record pace, and now it seems Toyota is recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide, including about 30 of its models for a variety of ...

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    Official: 2014 Scion xD's available two-tone paint says 'I'm still here!'
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    As we said in the title, the news here isn't a new, two-tone paint job for the Scion xD – it's that Scion is still building the oddly proportioned hatchback. For 2014, the xD will be available in two different color combinations, which will be split at the car's beltline. The first combo, ...

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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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    Spy Shots: This mule is the first evidence Jaguar is working on a 3 Series fighter
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    Rumors of an entry-level, BMW 3 Series-fighting Jaguar sedan have been floating around for quite some time, but thanks to our intrepid spy photographers, we now have visible proof that such a model is, in fact, in the works. Despite this tester's XF fittings, it's clear that what lies beneath is ...

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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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    Official: Scion xB death sentence uncertain, minor updates announced
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    The last time we discussed the Scion xB and xD, in April of this year, it was to announce a report that both models were being killed. The vice president of the brand had said, "We don't have plans for a direct xB or xD replacement," but no date was given for the termination. Turns out rumors of ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #279
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    Lamborghini Urus, Beijing Motor Show, Scion xB and xD dropped, diesel vehicle sales up Episode #279 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan, and Chris Paukert are joined by the phenomenon that is Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics to chat about the Lamborghini Urus, the Beijing Motor ...

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    Report: Scion xB, xD models getting the axe
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    Scion has long been labeled as a "youth brand," so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised to read word of parent Toyota turning over the marque's aging nameplates so quickly. According to Ward's Auto, Scion is set to kill off its xB and xD models – the first a onetime icon for the brand, the ...

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    Official: Scion prices 2012 xB and XD Release Series models
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    Scion has released a volley of information on the company's latest Release Series models. The 2012 xD Release Series 4.0 will come to dealers dipped in an exclusive Premium Blizzard Pearl paint with 16-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. Inside, color-matched trim panels along the center ...

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    Scion releases yet another special edition, this time xD Release Series 3.0
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    2011 Scion xD Release Series 3.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In an effort to keep its aging xD hatchback a little fresher, Scion has created the limited-edition xD Release Series 3.0 for the 2011 model year. Only 1,500 examples of the RS 3.0 will be built with pricing set at ...

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    Report: Scion to get stronger Stateside focus, two new models
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    2009 Scion tC – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite the fact that Scion is a uniquely American invention for Toyota, only one of its current models – the rapidly aging tC coupe – was actually designed here in the States. Perhaps it shouldn't come as too big a ...

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    SEMA 2009: A quintet of concept Scions leaves us hungry for more
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    2009 SEMA Scion xB DJ 2.0 Concept by Five Axis - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just like last year, Scion had a group of tuners develop a whole range of models for SEMA 2009. Clustered in one corner of the Central Hall, the group included the Brandon Leung pickup and 0-60 Rally xD we ...

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    SEMA 2009: 0-60 takes the Scion xD rallying
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    0-60 Magazine/Sparco Scion xD Rally car - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Screw convention! Why do you have to build a rally car out of something sporty? Or powerful? Or off-road-worthy? According to 0-60 magazine at least, you don't have to. You can build a rally car out of just about ...

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    Scion brand finally headed to Canada next September
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    It's official: Scion is headed to the land of Bob and Doug. Toyota's sub-brand will arrive in 45 dealerships in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver ten months from now, in September 2010. Scion's full model range will be offered -- xB, xD, and tC -- and dealers will present them in a "store within a ...

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    Toyota recalls 95,700 vehicles over cold weather braking concern
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    2009 Toyota Matrix -Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has begun working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 95,700 vehicles with a brake issue that could lead to poor stopping at low temperatures. The recall involves 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla and ...

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    Forza Motorsport 3 celebrates past and present of JDM in new screenshots
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    Forza Motorsport 3 Screenshot - click above image for high-res gallery
    More and more folks are slowly but surely coming to the realization that old school Japanese metal is pretty cool. Stylish, too. For instance, have you ever noticed how much a Toyota Celica Supra looks like a Lamborghini ...

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    Scion prices xD Release Series 2.0 from $15,920
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    2009 Scion xD Release Series 2.0 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Scion has a habit of releasing an abundance of special edition models in its quirky little lineup, and the new xD Release Series 2.0 is the latest example. xD Release Series 1.0 included a $1,995 premium over the $14,550 tag ...

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    SEMA 2008: Scion concepts aplenty
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Scion SEMA cars
    This is Scion's fifth year as a SEMA attendee, and it's arguably their best. Being the younger, hipper, tunier Toyota it makes sense they show up here with six concepts to spark customers' imaginations. To that end, they've brought several ...

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    SEMA Preview: Scion bringing a six pack
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    Click above for galler of all six Scion SEMA cars
    Scion's been a perennial SEMA attendee for the last five years, with customization being a central tenet of the brand. This year, the cool-seeking Toyota nameplate is bringing a sextet of vehicles, three each of tCs and xBs, all customized. The xBs ...

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