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Test Drives2015 Scion tC: Overshadowed By The FR-S
Founded in 2002, Toyota's Scion division's goal was to target a younger demographic by selling less serious cars than those offered under the regular Toyota banner. The Japanese brand took the lifestyle choices of younger generations into consideration and produced numerous custom accessories for creating trendy vehicles. This was the …
Blog2014 Best Buys: Sports Coupes for Under $50,000
“Just because we’re affordable, it doesn’t mean we aren’t fun to drive!” This is no doubt the sort of thing you’d hear from the free-spirited cars that dominate this category, including the 2014 Ford Focus ST, 2014 Volkswagen GTI, 2014 Scion FR-S/2014 Subaru BRZ, 2014 Ford Mustang, 2014 Hyundai Genesis …
BlogBest Buys for 2014: City Cars
Good things come in small packages, even very small packages. Made for agile maneuvering in crowded cities and squeezing into tight parking spaces, miniature cars are not for everyone. In fact, the decision to buy one often comes more from the heart than the head—because they’re just so much fun.
Test Drives2014 Scion FR-S: Slip-Sliding Through Winter's Wonderland
There's no question that the appearance of the Scion FR-S (and its mechanical twin, the Subaru BRZ) on the scene last year blew the sports car world wide open. Here at last was a rear-wheel drive performance coupe that offered a lightweight design at an affordable price. I had the …
Test Drives2014 Scion iQ / Aston Martin Cygnet: Cute Microcars
The Scion iQ still turns heads when it turns a corner. Even though Scion’s diminutive offering has been driving on Canadian roads since 2012, onlookers will still gawk at it, not with the gaze of amazement that comes when spotting some European exotic car, but more with a look of …
Test Drives2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0: A Tale Of Two Coupes
There's a fine line between a sports car and a sporty car. The former is typically represented by focused models like the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Chevrolet Corvette, automobiles that make sacrifices in certain areas so as to keep curb weights low, handling tight, and acceleration lively. The latter …
MechanicalUp close and personal with the adorable Scion iQ
For August, the trendy 2012 Scion iQ goes under the magnifying glass as part of the Car Guide’s monthly mechanical inspection. In addition to the usual criteria, our team will also try to answer the question on everyone’s minds: How can a car as small as the Scion iQ accommodate …

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NewsToyota Extends Paint Warranty up to 14 Years to Fix Peeling Issue
For years, certain Toyota , Lexus and Scion vehicles have been plagued by peeling white paint, a problem resulting from exposure to sunlight over time. The Japanese automaker is aware of that and calls it a “manufacturing defect,” but no real action was taken and customers whose paint warranty has …
NewsScion FR-S to be called Toyota 86 for 2017 model year
Toyota has surprised no one in announcing plans to re-brand the Scion FR-S as the Toyota 86 starting with the 2017 model year. The move to rename the coupe comes after Toyota announced in February that it would begin dissolving the Scion name, eliminating it completely by August. "We are …
NewsIs Scion Really Dead?
Update: This story has been confirmed by a press release issued by Toyota. For 2017, the FR-S and iM will be sold by Toyota, while the tC will simply be retired. The C-HR concept car presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show will also join the Toyota line-up in the …
NewsToyota scrapping Scion brand, keeping FR-S, iM
It was in August 2015 that the Motoring TV team was in Calgary for the launch of the 2016 Scion iM , and Motoring TV host Brad Diamond had a simple question for a Toyota Canada spokesperson. "Is this do or die—does this vehicle have to survive for the brand …
News2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0: Only 150 Units For Canada
The 2016 edition of the Scion FR-S sports car went on sale last summer with a new standard rearview camera and other minor changes. However, the FR-S Release Series 2.0 will be a little different from the well-equipped base version. The FR-S RS 2.0 features a two-tone interior with heated …
Los AngelesA Yuccie Design For The Scion C-HR Concept
According to the very credible source called Google, hipsters are dead. They’ve been replaced with a cross between yuppies and hipsters, and they’re called yuccies, which stands for young urban creatives. If you don’t know what a yuccie is, or you’re dying to find out if you are a yuccie, …
SEMAScion Gets Low For The SEMA Show
Scion is usually a big player at the SEMA Show; the manufacturer sets up a big booth and shows off the work of various big names in the aftermarket scene. They also host the Tuner Challenge, in which tuners have to apply their personal touch to a given model. For …

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Motoring TV 2016 Small Car of the Year
Crossovers may be all the rage these days, but compact cars are still big sellers around the world—including right here in Canada. The 2016 model year is home to some stiff new competition in the small car segment, with an all-new version of the Honda Civic hitting the market, as …
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Review: 2016 Scion iM
"Let's be honest," says Brad Diamond, "pretty much anything Toyota touches turns to gold." Except, perhaps, its Scion brand, which seems to be treading water at best. Toyota is hoping the 2016 Scion iM can help change that. Essentially a re-badged version of the Toyota Corolla hatch sold in certain …
Motoring TV
Scion unveils iM Concept
Motoring TV was on hand at the Los Angeles Auto Show for the official unveiling of the Scion iM concept, a five-door hatchback the brand says was inspired by the European touring circuit. Scion has since announced plans to bring the iM to life, with the production version set to …