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Toyota is killing off Scion and transitioning the cars back under the Toyota badge. It’s been double checked by Jalopnik after they sent out a few emails and made some calls to Toyota for a confirmation.

That’s right, there won’t be any more Scions after yours. All 2017 model year Scions (iM, iA, FR-S, and the C-HR concept model) will be rebadged as Toyotas except for the tC Coupe. If you want to get your hands on one, order soon because its production is set to end this August. As for servicing, just take your Scion to any of Toyota's service departments and they will continue to service your vehicle.

Why did Toyota kill off Scion you ask?

Because Scion sales have been slumping over the years. Sure they had a great run from 2005-2008 with yearly U.S. sales numbers of over 100,000 units and at the brand’s height in 2006, 173,034 units were sold in the U.S. alone. But the momentum didn’t last and the number dramatically decreased after 2008 to around half of what it used to be. Even with the new iA and iM model release, Scion was still seeing a decline year after year. Maybe Toyota was already preparing for this with the iA when it was launched last year in Canada as a Toyota Yaris.

What we do know is that Toyota achieved what it originally set out to do with Scion, attract younger buyers and use the Scion badge to fast track and test out ideas in the real world.

Will you miss Scion?


 

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Strange to make this decision so soon after a big product offensive. Wonder if they were seeing how it played out before deciding. If that was the case, I am a littl perplexed since the new Scions seem to be selling quite well.
 

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Strange to make this decision so soon after a big product offensive. Wonder if they were seeing how it played out before deciding. If that was the case, I am a littl perplexed since the new Scions seem to be selling quite well.
Checked the local inventory of CVT iMs through the Scion website. Must not be selling well because they have several new cars selling for $17,671. Great time to buy because they are also advertising 0% interest.

I have heard that the iA is selling very well.
 

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That's what I understood and it's a smart move.

Plus Toyota is coming out with a sports car that sits under the FRS which fills the spot the TC did. These will be some even more exciting times.
 

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Before the iM and iA, Scions were not a very alluring bunch of vehicles. The iA and iM, it turns out, will be extremely short lived as the Scion brand is absorbed into Toyota. Do you think that the rarity of the iA and iM given these circumstances will make them some type of collector vehicle, or raise resale value or something like that?
 

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The only cool thing I think they had aside from the FR-S was the Scion xB. Tuners loved it A LOT, when it came out there was just nothing like it.
 

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Before the iM and iA, Scions were not a very alluring bunch of vehicles. The iA and iM, it turns out, will be extremely short lived as the Scion brand is absorbed into Toyota. Do you think that the rarity of the iA and iM given these circumstances will make them some type of collector vehicle, or raise resale value or something like that?
No, the resale value won't go up: http://www.scionimforum.com/forum/2016-scion-im-news/4218-scion-im-resale-value.html

The only cool thing I think they had aside from the FR-S was the Scion xB. Tuners loved it A LOT, when it came out there was just nothing like it.
Will Toyota continue producing the Scion xB or is this the end?
 

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The only cool thing I think they had aside from the FR-S was the Scion xB. Tuners loved it A LOT, when it came out there was just nothing like it.
Look up "Scikotics Asylum" on google and you will find that all Scion's have been taken by tuners and modified. You will prolly see more xB's, FR-S's and tC's, but I have seen every model get done up.

**Shameless plug - ASYLUM will hit its 10 year anniversary this year and you all should be there**

Will Toyota continue producing the Scion xB or is this the end?
The xB ended production in December 2015.
 

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Just looked up a 2015 Meet video.. first time finding out about this, never seen so many modified Scions all together like this.

 

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Just looked up a 2015 Meet video.. first time finding out about this, never seen so many modified Scions all together like this.
It's a great weekend, if you can make the drive from your home. I have been the last 4 years and I hope to go again this year. Whether you want to stay up all night drinking with friends, or would rather tour the town and local touristy areas, there's something for everyone in Eureka Springs.
 

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To be honest it's not something that would push me to make the trip all the way out there but if i had other things to do then by all means that would be on my stop over. good thing to keep in mind for when the time comes.
 

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The only cool thing I think they had aside from the FR-S was the Scion xB. Tuners loved it A LOT, when it came out there was just nothing like it.
I love my 2006 Scion xB 5-speed manual. :D
 
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