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Scion Rules Out Hybrids, Considering All-Wheel Drive
Scion Rules Out Hybrids, Considering All-Wheel Drive

After a bright start eight years ago Scion’s sales have tanked and unless action is taken things are likely to get worse. Most of the blame has been directed towards Scion’s limited lineup, although a weak car market was also a factor in the equation. Scion bosses are considering...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
General Motors May Skip TV Ads For Youth-Oriented Vehicles

In case you hadn't noticed, General Motors has been pretty quiet on the advertising front lately. The company hasn't launched any snazzy new-media campaigns like the highly successful one Ford put together for the Fiesta -- but then again, neither has GM opted for any controversial, full-scale...Read More»

Scion xB L-Con City Safari Pickup Concept
Report: Scion Still Keen On Pickup Truck

Scion is keen on expanding its portfolio with new and exciting models to meet demand from rising numbers of budget-minded consumers, and one of the vehicles reportedly under consideration is a compact pickup truck. The information comes from Scion general manager Jack Hollis who revealed to Ward's...Read More»

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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Scion iQ To Debut As A Hybrid Hatch

The Toyota iQ is a popular minicar in many parts of the world, and we've known for a while that Toyota was planning to market it as a Scion in the U.S. The timeline for the iQ's launch, however, has been the subject of rumor and speculation: at first it was thought to be 2011, then it was bumped up...Read More»

GMC Urban Utility Concept teaser
The Future Is Smaller: GMC Teases The Urban Utility Concept

GMC isn't known for making small anythings, but that reputation may change after the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The brand associated with behemoths like the Suburban has just released a couple of teaser images for a small concept vehicle that will be shown at NAIAS called the GMC Urban Utility...Read More»

Screencap from ScionAV.com
Scion Continues Building A Lifestyle Around Its Brand

Shoppers looking for small, city-friendly vehicles used to have just a handful of choices, like the MINI Cooper, the Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf, and the Scion lineup. Now that cars are shrinking and competition is stiffening in the compact and subcompact segments, Scion is upping its game to hold the...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Limited-Edition 2010 Kia 'Ignition' Soul Rolls Into Showrooms

Here at TCC, we've done a good bit of fawning over the 2010 Kia Soul, and in his expert review, Marty Padgett gave it an impressive 8.2 rating. Like most vehicles in its category, the boxy five-door hatch -- which competes directly with models like the Scion xB and the Nissan Cube --offers a wide...Read More»

Scion Kogi xD mobile kitchen from MV Designs
Extreme Tailgating With The Scion Kogi xD From MV Designs

Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to wow your fellow tailgaters? You could go the obvious route with an impressively oversized SUV, but really, where's the fun in that? Far more interesting is this sweet ride from MV Designs, which crams everything you need for beers and brats into a...Read More»

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Scion To Energize Its Lineup In The 2011 Model Year

2009 has been a dismal year for automakers, but Scion has taken an especially rough hit, with sales down by nearly 58% compared to last year. That's blamed largely on Scion's lineup, which many in the industry feel has stagnated -- ironic, given that when the brand launched just seven years ago, it...Read More»

MINI Crossover concept
BMW News: MINI Crossover Delayed, Isetta Based On Toyota iQ?

There's been a lot of chatter about the MINI Roadster (also known as the MINI Speedster) which is set to debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a couple of weeks. That's not surprising: everyone likes a roadster, and the sporty renderings popping up on the web have sparked the interest of...Read More»

2009 Scion iQ Concept
Report: Scion iQ Arriving Early, On Sale By 2010

Toyota's sharp-looking and innovative iQ is already snatching up sales in the UK and Japan, offering an alternative to the somewhat pricier Smart ForTwo in the nascent urban mini-car segment. The Scion-branded version of the car has already been tipped for possible U.S. sale, but today reports are...Read More»

Kia VG rendering
Rendered: Kia's New Premium VG

Korean automaker Kia seems to be on a roll these days -- at least on the design front. Its boxy Scion xB/Nissan Cube competitor, the Kia Soul, has held its own in the face of discerning auto journalists, and the sporty Kia Forte Koup looks to do similarly well. Now the company has shared renderings...Read More»

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Revamped Toyota iQ To Be Company's First Fully Electric Car

Toyota's iQ is a popular guy these days. A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the iQ will serve as the base for Aston Martin's first foray into the citycar segment. (In fact, Aston Martin likes the iQ so much they're not touching anything under the hood.) And now comes word that after many...Read More»

2009 Scion iQ Concept
Report: Scion iQ Minicar In Showrooms By 2011

Toyota’s new iQ minicar is already on sale in Japan and most of Europe but there are now indications that the diminutive hatch could make its way to the United States. A Scion badged version of the car was displayed in concept form at this year’s New York Auto Show and now there are reports...Read More»

Aston Martin 'Cygnet', based on the Toyota iQ
Aston Martin 'Cygnet' Concept Works Over The Toyota iQ

No, that's not an exercise in Photoshoppery you see at left: it's the Aston Martin "Cygnet" concept--a city car based directly on the fuel-efficient Toyota iQ (potentially known in America as the Scion iQ). Says Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez:  "The offering of a 'Cygnet' with a DBS...Read More»

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New Study: Minicars Ranked By Fender-Bender Repair Bill

If you live in a crowded urban environment, you understand the value of minicars. No, they can't haul sheetrock, and trips to the grocery store become more like social calls, but where parking and (occasionally) fuel economy are concerned, they can be a condo-dweller's dream. Until, of course, they...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

Journalist Sarah Lacy, via Wired
Link Love From The Car Connection: $2.30 Summertime Gas, Plus Vids Of Maserati GranTurismo MC, Electric Racecars, And Crazy Lady Drivers

He said, she said-- Remember when Tesla's Elon Musk called that New York Times reporter "a douchebag...and an idiot"? Remember the journalist who was interviewing him at the time--how she sort of giggled her way through it? Well, Sarah Lacy's colleagues are calling foul on her. And still no one's...Read More»

2009 Scion iQ Concept
2009 New York Auto Show: Scion iQ Concept Drops By

Scion always does things differently. This year, they revealed their latest concept by dropping it from the ceiling of the Javits Center in a splash of lurid green lighting and blasting music. The Scion iQ concept is a tricked-out, amped-up version of the well-received Toyota iQ micro-subcompact...Read More»

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