If you pay attention to automotive news, then there is a chance you might have heard the news this morning that the Scion brand has been discontinued. If you’re a fan of Scion, having been looking into purchasing a new Scion, or already own a Scion vehicle, then you’ve probably got a lot of questions and we will likely be able to answer them all if you give us a call at the dealership, or leave a comment on this post. But there are a few we should be able to cover right here and now.
What do I do with my Scion now?
So, you’ve still got your 2014 Scion xB in your garage, and now that Scion has been discontinued you’re worried about what to do with it now if something goes wrong, or you need to get some regular maintenance done. Fear not, we’ll still be taking care of all your Scion needs for many years to come. Whether you need a new part, need something fixed or just need your oil changed, you can still bring your Scion right into the shop and we’ll take care of it.
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Should I still buy a Scion vehicle?
You might be wary about purchasing a new Scion vehicle with the brand being discontinued, but we assure you there are still plenty of great reasons to buy a Scion vehicle. Toyota isn’t getting rid of Scion because it was doing poorly, or making bad vehicles. In fact, last year was one of the most successful years the brand has ever seen. Toyota initially created Scion as a platform for it to try new, unique ideas, and the plan has worked to perfection. Now, they don’t need it anymore, so they’ll absorb the brand and keep what works – which brings us to the final question.
What happens to current Scion vehicles?
Big fan of the sporty Scion FR-S, or the brand-new 2016 Scion iM? Once again, don’t worry. While the less popular models will be discontinued along with the brand, Toyota will be bringing the brand’s more popular vehicles right into the Toyota lineup. The iM and FR-S, for instance, will be rebadged for 2017 as Toyota vehicles. The recent C-HR concept car that was unveiled at the LA Auto Show will also join the lineup down the road. The only sad news belongs to the Scion tC, which will have one final Release Series edition before ending production in August.
While we’re sad to see the fun and weird Scion brand get discontinued, it isn’t bad news for Scion owners or fans of their newer vehicles. If you have any further, additional questions about Scion or what is happening, feel free to give us a call and we’ll help to the best of our abilities.