The real problem with Toyota's ostensibly youth-oriented Scion brand is that it's starving for products. Some days, I think the FR-S is the only thing really keeping it alive. For a while we've heard the European Toyota Auris hatch and wagon might get Scion badges; now we have some solid proof.
Times are tough over at Scion. As much as we love the FR-S, the rest of the cars in Toyota's supposed "youth" brand are aging and largely uncompetitive. But badly-needed new products may be on the way in the form of an all-new sedan and an imported hatchback and wagon we're rather fond of.
Other than its new rear-wheel drive coupe, the Scion FR-S, Toyota has rightfully earned a place as one of the most conservative and boring brands in all the car world.
I don't speak a word of German, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate watching Toyota try to explain the Auris hybrid to the people from the land of the Teutonic Knights. Apparently, it involves little people in Toyota's hybrid drive system who hold hands with each other. Because that makes sense.
We love when readers send in their own spy photos, whether from a cameraphone, point-and-shoot or DSLR. OK, that's a lie — we absolutely prefer DSLR. But we digress. Automakers in the Phoenix, Arizona area better beware as Josh (who also grabbed the left-hand-drive Nissan GT-R) has spotted yet another out-of-place…
Those crazy folks at Toyota sure now how to party. This new year they're going to be debuting a new top-o-the-line Auris SR180 (the Auris being the hatch version of the European Corolla Hatch, and a social disease common in the West Indies). This range topper comes with a 175 horsepower 2.2 liter diesel that scoots…