We rank every Scion Vehicle from least popular to most and give you some facts about each you probably didn’t know.
If you haven’t already heard, Toyota is transitioning three of its five vehicles available from Scions to Toyotas, is discontinuing two models and is pretty much closing the door on a chapter of Toyota that sought to introduce unique products and processes that would bring in new customers. Earlier last week on Wednesday, Scion went ahead and made it official, much to the shock of many of its fans and employees.
Although its demise was sudden, the writing was on the wall for a brand whose average age never quite reached its goal. After Dodge, the non-luxury brands with the youngest buyers was Scion at 49.1 years of age, but also Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Jeep.
That doesn’t mean the experiment was a failure. Far from it. With over 1.1 M vehicles sold over 13 years and with some of their strongest years during our country’s recession, at the end of the day Scion offered an affordable vehicle with some sporting characteristics that packed plenty of value for a younger demographic.
You wouldn’t think Toyota is a risk taker given the company’s history, but Scion is proof that Toyota is anything but averse to risk. In the very beginning of the company, there indeed was a short time where Scion had our abstention. If they released the FR-S when it came out as a concept and bumped the C-HR up to production three years ago, Scion might’ve had a fighting chance.
To celebrate Scion, we’ve ranked every Scion vehicle from least popular to most and give you a couple of facts about each that you probably didn’t know.
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