Over the Back Fence: Scion Pickup? C'mon

As if the Scion brand needed another mock-utility vehicle (sure, those xBs can hold plenty of mulch, if not turntables and stacks of vinyl), word comes from the rumor mill that the company's working up a pickup. That from the folks at PickupTruck.com, who say Toyota is considering a small, two-door unibody pickup based visually on the Scion Fuse sports coupe concept, which debuted at last year's New York Auto Show. The two-seater would be dubbed xP, the story goes, cost $12,000 and come with Scion's 2.4-liter four, producing 161 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. That's plenty for both garden-club empty nesters and their kite-boarding, Mountain Dew swilling, target demo offspring.

Future Truck: 2010 Scion xP [PickupTruck.com]

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Scion's Fuse Concept at the NY Auto Show; Report: Nissan to Launch Cube, Two More Subcompacts in the US [internal]