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Toyota launches most efficient "SUV" in Europe, the Urban Cruiser

When Toyota first showed the Urban Cruiser at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show it was immediately familiar to American observers. It was after all the same car sold here as the Scion xD but given the "Outback" treatment. In other words, the ride height was raised and drive to the rear axle was added. In spite of having all wheel drive, calling this car an SUV, even an urban one, is something of a stretch for To

SEMA Preview: Scion bringing a six pack

Click above for galler of all six Scion SEMA cars

Scion sales are down, brand image in flux

Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Scion xB.

Scion xD Limited Edition Release Series 1.0 starting at $16,549

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Scion xD Release Series 1.0.

Geneva 2008: Toyota Urban Cruiser ready for European streets

Click image for a hi-res gallery of the Toyota Urban Cruiser

Detroit Diversion: The Scion xD toy crane

Click image to see the Five Axis Scion xD Toy Crane in action

IIHS wrecks new Scion xD. Rates average, good

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."

SEMA 2007: Scion spirit at SEMA

Click the image above to view a couple of Scion's SEMA entries.

Japan gets new ist, err... xD

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.

Toyota prices the 2008 Scion xD starting at $14,550

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.

Scion xD gets stickered at $14,550*

Don't forget about the destination charges! Those are an additional $620.

Scion may break promise to itself, add fourth model

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 Haag to admit his brand does need to expand. Haag told TCC, "We have to offer more products, (though) we want to remain small."

Chicago Auto Show: Toyota unveils the all-new 2008 Scion xD (w/ VIDEO!)

click image above for 91 high-resolution images of the new Scion xD

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