Toyota announced earlier this year that the individual Scion sub-brand would be discontinued and that most Scion models would be re-allocated into the Toyota lineup in the coming year or so.
Scion will continue production until August 2016, which will officially be their last month. Afterwards, Toyota will inherit the Scion FR-S, the Scion iA, and the Scion iM. Unfortunately, the Scion tC will be discontinued.
Additionally, we’ve learned that the new Scion concept model from the Detroit Auto Show, revealed just a couple of months ago, will be released by Toyota instead, as a stylish, quirky crossover.
This means that Toyota will ultimately have 24 models on their lineup, easily making the Toyota catalogue one of the most diverse and versatile on the market. Whatever kind of car you are looking for – Toyota will have it.
Scion was founded in 2003 with the intent to draw in younger drivers, which the brand was successful at for more than ten years. The automaker continued to produce new models up until this year, with the release of the 2016 Scion iA and iM.
If you have a Scion model and are not sure what to do in the coming years: don’t worry. Toyota dealerships will be picking up the slack and covering warranties, service agreements, and more.
After absorbing the Scion brand, Toyota will surely be stronger than ever. For more information, or if you have any questions on the transition, feel free to contact us or visit us anytime at Krause Scion.