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Curious what everyone thinks, the xB is basically decrepit are we seeing Toyota essentially replacing the dead on the vine xB with the uppity iM?

Offering a successor to the aging xB, which hasn't been revamped since 2007, is crucial to reversing a years-long decline in Scion sales. Through September, Scion's U.S. sales are off 15 percent this year; sales of the xB are down 11 percent to 12,444.
 

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I think it's a good move, from the looks of things as of recent, it seems that people respond better to smaller vehicles that are priced within an affordable range.
The xB was great for it's time and still is but isn't the Kia Soul dominating this segment?
 

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Filmore, I think you have it dead on. The xB's time has come and gone. The popularity of the iM is going to hinge on Scion offering interesting features, customization, and a distinctive look -- all attributes that led to the original xB's success.

SiM, you're right, the Kia Soul is dominating this segment. Scion should have been dominating the segment with a new xB.

It's rumored that Scion will debut another new model in a few month's time. Perhaps that will be the true replacement for the boxy xB.
 

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I don't know if I view the iM as a competitor for the Soul to be completely honest. However I do like the theory of a small crossover coming to Scion, it would fit great into the segment with tons of spunk and a great price point (one hopes)

I think I know exactly what they're up to as well...

 

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It's also something that would make their brand interesting as aside from the FR-S the rest seem to be a dying breed, Scion even said themselves that they will be coming out with more models to replace some of the existing ones, so it gives even more power to the idea of this happening.
 

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It's also something that would make their brand interesting as aside from the FR-S the rest seem to be a dying breed, Scion even said themselves that they will be coming out with more models to replace some of the existing ones, so it gives even more power to the idea of this happening.
indeed content is key in this business...
 
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