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Dealer Sets Scion xB On Fire, Destroys It

A forum member over at ScionLife took his Scion xB to the dealer for a technical service bulletin issue this past week and got a call no car owner ever wants to receive. Somehow, the dealer managed to set his car on fire. The customized xB was totaled in the blaze and the Scion dealer has promised to replace the xB.… » 4/08/08 10:15am 4/08/08 10:15am

Scion Gets Its Assy McGee On For Youth Marketing

Scion sure does know its youth demographic. Is there anything a kid enjoys more than faux graffiti designs and a talking ass cartoon character? No, not really. Scion's latest outreach to the youth market comes with a mock commercial featuring Assy McGee as a Scion xB slinging salesman—Assy is the gun-welding main… » 4/02/08 4:15pm 4/02/08 4:15pm

The Chevy 350 V8-Powered Scion xB Defies Stereotypes, Logic

As we become a more automotively diverse culture you're bound to see dozens of modded Scions and JDM Nissans with Fairlady badges on one side of town, and some good old boys in their Camaros and small-block powered Novas on the other. Rick, of Whitemarsh, Maryland, has found a way to roll with both crews by dropping a… » 1/25/08 2:45pm 1/25/08 2:45pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Custom Toyota Corolla Rumion/Scion xB by Kanji

It's a color some call orange flake — a deep tangerine overlaid with metallic sparkles. Others call it Hysterical Blindness Chrome, though when applied to the JDM version of the new Scion xB, it looks rather fetching indeed. Japan's Kanto Auto Works decked out this model with all manner of SEMA-grade orangeness, and a… » 10/26/07 9:01am 10/26/07 9:01am

Chicago Auto Show: Scion's New Angry Washing Machine, the 2008 xB, …

Scion launched its latest angry washing machine (thanks, Bob Lutz), which the company's execs would prefer to call "sinister." It's the new Scion xB, and in addition to getting a complete redesign, it's gotten more power by way of the tC's 2.4-liter four — that's 158 horsepower, 55 more than the current model.… » 2/08/07 1:10pm 2/08/07 1:10pm

Exclusive! Scion xD and xB Break Out From Their Embargo Box

No idea where they got it from or how they got it Seems Car and Driver is actually the ones who broke the embargo, but since GM Inside News broke it earlier this AM, we've got it here — the new Scion xD, pictured above, and the Scion xB, pictured below the jump. Here's what the folks over at GMIN have to say: » 2/07/07 9:30am 2/07/07 9:30am

Boxy, But Green: AC Propulsion's eBox

Ed Begley Jr. to the courtesy phone. Those masters of automotive electronica at AC Propulsion, the folks who brought you the TZero EV sportster, now offer something a bit more practical. Practically square, that is — the eBox. Based on the Scion xB (gee, really?), the eBox is powered by a 12-kw AC induction motor… » 12/20/06 11:00am 12/20/06 11:00am

Scion to Launch Two New Models in '07, Drop xA, xB

Toyota announced this week that the square xB and the, er, turnip-shaped xA will be history after this year. The now-iconic xB and less-so xA will meet their production doom in December, but they'll be replaced in mid-2007 by two, 2008 models yet to be announced. According to insiders, one will look vaguely like a… » 9/15/06 7:30am 9/15/06 7:30am