scion forums   scion forums


» Site Navigation
 > FAQ
» Welcome to ScionForum.org: The #1 Scion Forum
Welcome to ScionForum.org - a website and live community dedicated to everything and anything regarding Scion automobiles. Thank you for stopping by! Please take a moment to register and setup a free account in order to take full advantage of all the features available.

Scion Forums - Our Scion Forum community with thousands of discussion topics.
Scion Forum Active Topics - Topics that are currently being discussed in the forums.
Scion iM spied testing in US in more production-ready guise
Nov 29, 2014 - 6:57 PM - by Scion Forums
Filed under: Hatchback ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/[/url]), Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]), Design/Style ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/design-style-1/[/url]), Spy Photos ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/spy-photos/[/url])

([url]http://www.autoblog.com/photos/scion-im-spy-pics/[/url])

Following the niche-oriented iQ ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/iq/[/url]) and FR-S ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/fr-s/[/url]), Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]) is preparing its first new model with mass-market appeal in quite some time with the iM ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/tag/scion+im/[/url]). Just unveiled at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/la-auto-show/[/url]) in concept form, our spies recently shot some photos of a slightly camouflaged production iM doing some testing in Southern California.

Judging by these spy shots, the production iM is taking many more styling cues from the European-market Toyota Auris ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/tag/toyota+auris/[/url]) that it's based on, than the much more aggressive concept on display in LA ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/[/url]). The body kit with a low front bumper, flared fenders, side skirts and rear spoiler are all gone in favor of a much more mainstream design (we aren't surprised). The model's name comes from the first letters of 'individuality' and 'modern,' according to Scion, but if these shots are any indication, it looks like it'll pretty easily just blend into the crowd.

Scion didn't reveal anything about that the US-market powertrain for the production version in LA but promised the details would be released sometime in 2015. The company did hint at a starting price under $20,000 ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/[/url]), though. It's too early to make any real styling judgments about the iM before the final version is ready, but until then see what you think of these spy shots ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/photos/scion-im-spy-pics/[/url]) of the upcoming hatchback.Scion iM spied testing in US in more production-ready guise ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/28/scion-im-spy-shots/[/url]) originally appeared on Autoblog ([url]http://www.autoblog.com[/url]) on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ([url]http://scionforum.org/rss-term-of-use/[/url]).



Permalink ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/28/scion-im-spy-shots/[/url]) | Email this ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/forward/21000234/[/url]) | Comments ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/28/scion-im-spy-shots/#comments[/url])

[url=http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/28/scion-im-spy-shots/]More...[/url]
0 Replies | 31 Views
Scion rules out roadster, turbo versions of FR-S
Nov 25, 2014 - 6:11 PM - by Scion Forums
Filed under: Convertible ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/convertibles/[/url]), Coupe ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/[/url]), Performance ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/[/url]), Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]), Toyota ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/[/url])

([url]http://www.autoblog.com/photos/toyota-ft-86-open-concept-geneva-2013/[/url])

Ever since Toyota ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/[/url]) and Subaru ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/[/url]) released the sports car alternatively known as the GT86, 86, BRZ ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/brz/[/url]) and Scion FR-S ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/fr-s/[/url]) a couple of years ago, rumors have circulated that even more exciting variants could be in store. But at least as far as Scion is concerned, those rumors are apparently nothing more than wishful thinking.

Speaking with WardsAuto ([url]http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/scion-fr-s-convertible-turbo-engine-not-happening[/url]) at the LA Auto Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/la-auto-show/[/url]) last week, Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]) chief Doug Murtha said that the prospect of an FR-S roadster has been taken off the table entirely. Apparently Scion lobbied parent company Toyota to produce just such a model, but after failing to find other markets interested enough in the model to put it into production, corporate HQ said no.

"I think we were pretty aggressive on our (submitted plan), but we looked at what we would have conceivably lost on the product and said, 'We're not going to even push it further,'" Murtha said, going on to note, "Nobody was more disappointed than we were."

Murtha further shot down the idea of a turbo version of the FR-S, dismissing it as a prospect the blogosphere (that's us) wanted to happen but "that's not something that's coming."

Either variant might have helped Scion and Toyota boost sales of the model (which are predictably dropping after their first two years on the market), but the investment also might not have paid off their development, tooling and marketing costs. Of course, Murtha can only speak for Toyota, but we'd be surprised to see Subaru go it alone on either model, as costs would be that much more prohibitive without a partner.

Bummer.Scion rules out roadster, turbo versions of FR-S ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/25/scion-frs-roadster-turbo-ruled-out/[/url]) originally appeared on Autoblog ([url]http://www.autoblog.com[/url]) on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ([url]http://scionforum.org/rss-term-of-use/[/url]).



Permalink ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/25/scion-frs-roadster-turbo-ruled-out/[/url]) | Email this ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20998006/[/url]) | Comments ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/25/scion-frs-roadster-turbo-ruled-out/#comments[/url])

[url=http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/25/scion-frs-roadster-turbo-ruled-out/]More...[/url]
0 Replies | 19 Views
Scion iM Concept bows, production version confirmed for US
Nov 22, 2014 - 12:29 AM - by Scion Forums
Filed under: Concept Cars ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/conceptcars/[/url]), LA Auto Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/la-auto-show/[/url]), Budget ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/economy/[/url]), Hatchback ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/[/url]), Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url])

([url]http://www.autoblog.com/photos/scion-im-concept-la-2014/[/url])

Scion ([url]http://autoblog.com/scion/[/url]) has officially pulled the covers off its iM Concept ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/[/url]), which is, in reality, a slightly modified version of the Toyota Auris ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/tag/toyota+auris/[/url]) that is already sold outside the United States. It's also a model that is going into production for North America, says Scion, minus, we'd guess, a good bit of the overly aggressive ground effects bits, slammed suspension and oversize wheels.

A production iM has been confirmed for the upcoming New York Auto Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/new-york-auto-show/[/url]), where Scion is also promising a second new production debut, as well. After a substantial lull in its new product cadence (barring the FR-S ([url]http://autoblog.com/scion/fr-s/[/url])), it looks like Scion is once again intent on cementing its position as the entry point into the Toyota ([url]http://autoblog.com/toyota/[/url]) brand, promising three new models in the next three years.

Scion tells us that iM's name is derived from the first letters of the words 'individuality' and 'modern.' More important details like price, powertrain and on-sale date should come later in 2015, but Scion has at least say it "anticipates that a price under $20,000 could make this car enticing to youthful customers," all of which makes it sound like the second coming of the Toyota Matrix ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/toyota/matrix/[/url]) to us.

Feel free to read more in the press release below ([url]http://scionforum.org/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/#continued[/url]) and gaze upon the concept in all its Incrediblue glory above.Continue reading Scion iM Concept bows, production version confirmed for US ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/[/url])

Scion iM Concept bows, production version confirmed for US ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/[/url]) originally appeared on Autoblog ([url]http://www.autoblog.com[/url]) on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ([url]http://scionforum.org/rss-term-of-use/[/url]).



Permalink ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/[/url]) | Email this ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20996371/[/url]) | Comments ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/#comments[/url])

[url=http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/20/scion-im-concept-la-2014/]More...[/url]
0 Replies | 18 Views
Scion reveals iM concept ahead of LA debut
Nov 12, 2014 - 10:56 PM - by Scion Forums
Filed under: Concept Cars ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/conceptcars/[/url]), LA Auto Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/la-auto-show/[/url]), Performance ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/[/url]), Hatchback ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/[/url]), Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url])

([url]http://www.autoblog.com/photos/scion-im-concept/[/url])

After dropping a teaser image on us ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/22/scion-im-concept-teaser-la-show/[/url]) a few weeks ago, Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]) has revealed in full the new iM Concept it's bringing to the Los Angeles Auto Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/la-auto-show/[/url]) next week. As expected ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/28/scions-im-concept-toyota-auris-rumormill/[/url]), the concept is clearly a rebadged version of the Euro-market Toyota Auris ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/tag/toyota+auris/[/url]), only with some "European Racing Circuit Styling" upgrades to make it look more aggressive.

Along with the Scion logos, the five-door hatch is treated to a deeper air dam flanked by angular vents with stacked fog lamps, beefed-up wheel arches linked by widened side sills and filled with 19-inch, anthracite-finish alloys on low-profile rubber. Vented brake discs and four-piston calipers join an adjustable suspension as show-worthy equipment upgrades.

The sporty treatment continues around back with a similarly aggressive rear bumper and roof spoiler. Even the wing mirrors are replaced with narrower units. Little wonder it's all done up in a shade Scion calls "incrediblue" that looks rather similar to what sister-brand Lexus ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/lexus/[/url]) would put on one of its F-branded performance models - or for that matter what corporate ally Subaru ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/[/url]) would put on an STI hot hatches like the WRX ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/subaru/wrx/[/url]).

That's about all we have at the moment, but we'll be on hand in LA to see the Scion iM Concept debut in a week's time, so watch this space. In the meantime you can scope out the pair of high-resolution images in the gallery and the press release below ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/#continued[/url]) for the full skinny direct from the Scion's mouth.Continue reading Scion reveals iM concept ahead of LA debut ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/[/url])

Scion reveals iM concept ahead of LA debut ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/[/url]) originally appeared on Autoblog ([url]http://www.autoblog.com[/url]) on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ([url]http://scionforum.org/rss-term-of-use/[/url]).



Permalink ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/[/url]) | Email this ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20992471/[/url]) | Comments ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/#comments[/url])

[url=http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/12/scion-im-concept-la-official/]More...[/url]
0 Replies | 22 Views
Scion gets weird with '70s-inspired xB and Slayer tC at SEMA
Nov 06, 2014 - 7:27 PM - by Scion Forums
Filed under: Aftermarket ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/aftermarket/[/url]), SEMA Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/sema/[/url]), Coupe ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/[/url]), Hatchback ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/[/url]), Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]), Design/Style ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/category/design-style/[/url])

([url]http://www.autoblog.com/photos/scion-x-riley-hawk-skate-tour-xb-sema-2014/[/url])

Scion ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/[/url]) certainly isn't afraid of taking a step into the bizarre at this year's SEMA Show ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/sema/[/url]), with at least two concepts that are probably the last thing you would expect from the brand.

First, the company is taking a step back into the 1970s heyday of custom vans with the Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/xb/[/url]) seen above. It's painted in an eye-popping shade of orange with an oh-so-retro white, yellow and card red stripe running down both sides. The fenders are connected by a streak of brown, and there's a pop-up skateboard holder on the roof in a matching color scheme to the rest of the body. The Cragar-look wheels trimmed in raised white letter tires and the throwback mirrors really sell the period look. The interior is similarly decked out in disco-era touches like shag carpeting, woodgrain trim and brown leather. In a nod towards the modern, there's a Pioneer media center in the back.

If the xB is too sunshine-feel-good for your style, then the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/scion/tc/[/url]) goes for an angrier vibe, with inspiration from the heavy metal band Slayer. The exterior is inky black with airbrushed skulls running over each side and the band's crossed-swords emblem on the hood. The motif is carried to the wheels with their blade-shaped spokes. When the custom's suicide doors open, you find a massive Pioneer sound system with a tower of speakers inside that should be loud enough to deafen anyone tempted to turn it up to 11.

Scroll down ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/04/scion-gets-weird-with-70s-inspired-xb-and-slayer-tc-at-sema/#continued[/url]) for the full announcement for both of these attention-grabbing Scion customs.Continue reading Scion gets weird with '70s-inspired xB and Slayer tC at SEMA ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/04/scion-sema-xb-van-tc-slayer-music/[/url])

Scion gets weird with '70s-inspired xB and Slayer tC at SEMA ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/04/scion-sema-xb-van-tc-slayer-music/[/url]) originally appeared on Autoblog ([url]http://www.autoblog.com[/url]) on Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ([url]http://scionforum.org/rss-term-of-use/[/url]).



Permalink ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/04/scion-sema-xb-van-tc-slayer-music/[/url]) | Email this ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20988577/[/url]) | Comments ([url]http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/04/scion-sema-xb-van-tc-slayer-music/#comments[/url])

[url=http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/04/scion-sema-xb-van-tc-slayer-music/]More...[/url]
0 Replies | 20 Views
» December 2014
S M T W T F S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 123
» Stats
Members: 3,148
Threads: 2,765
Posts: 4,269
Top Poster: Scion Forums (260)
Welcome to our newest member, broertostivanovy3540
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
scionforum.org recognizes that "Scion", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation. These terms are used for identification purposes only. scionforum.org is not affiliated in any way with Toyota Motor Corporation. or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. ©2012 Madison Ross Media Group. All rights reserved. Content published on ScionForum.org requires permission for reprint.
MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Scion? Check out your options at the links below:

No special deals at this time...