Scion's Next Small Car Won't Be A Wagon

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

With the unveiling of the Scion iM just weeks away, a bit of news out of Thailand has revealed some information about the other new Scion that will be released alongside the iM.

Set to debut at the end of November at the Thai Motor Show, Mazda’s sedan version of the Mazda2 may or may not be sold in North America – but it will appear as a Scion.

Information from Toyota sources tells us that the Mexican made vehicle will form the basis for another Scion product. Such a vehicle would benefit from Mazda’s lightweight Skyactiv engines, transmissions and chassis technology, but without the oddly-named moniker attached to it.

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  • Easton Easton on Nov 03, 2014

    Yeah, that's what the world needs is another cramped sedan.

  • Tjh8402 Tjh8402 on Nov 03, 2014

    Scion iM eh? Next up will be the iV or the iO? will the performance versions be called STAT?

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Nov 03, 2014

    Interesting that Toyota is the largest automaker in the world with profits enhanced by the falling Yen and yet they have numerous ventures with other automakers (letting them do most of the development work) - Subaru, BMW, Mazda, Citroen-Peugeot, etc. I guess that's one way of bettering one's lineup.

    • Xeranar Xeranar on Nov 04, 2014

      Free R&D, running it in a sub-brand, using their excess factory capacity to push a few more units without having to do any real heavy lifting? It's a win-win-win for Toyota because they have a generation of goodwill built up for themselves. If they rebadge other brands under the Scion logo in the US nobody is going to worry too much plus they're largely picking vehicles that don't overlap with their core component choices.

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Nov 04, 2014

    Scion is gradually getting to the point of a youth brand. They're eliminating those easy to get into and out of models that seniors will buy, and going for models that only those under 30 can flex themselves into. Gets them out of driving grandma to the doctor too.