THE SCION BRAND LIVES ON…
Before arriving in Canada back in 2010, Regency Auto recognized the importance of Scion in Vancouver and built a separate 750 sq. ft. showroom at Regency Toyota’s Kingsway location. It all began in 2003 when Toyota Motor Corporation created Scion in the USA to provide younger car buyers with affordable, economical, fun vehicles. This endeavor has been a rousing success and today Scion vehicles are instantly recognizable all over Canada’s roads. From 2003 to 2015 over 1,000,000 have been sold in North America alone! However, the Scion brand has performed its purpose and has proved that Toyota can produce exciting automobiles that appeal to the youth of today. The next evolution of the Scion brand is its transition into Toyota and rest assured that Regency Toyota will continue supporting these amazing vehicles with both sales and service in Vancouver.
This is possible because Toyota, Scion’s parent company, believes in the Scion vision. Scion has always been about designing vehicles their customers can customize and accessorize to suit their individuality. You can browse our New Vehicle Inventory for new Scions, or if you’re looking for used models, check out our Used Inventory. And if your Scion is in need of service or maintenance, Book a Service Appointment today.
Beginning in 2017, Scion’s evolution to Toyota will mean models such as the iM and FR-S will continue on as Toyota models. The Scion tC will receive a final run of 1,200 special editions for the loyalists of this sports-coupe before being retired along with the xB. The funky new C-HR concept, which appeared at the L.A. Auto Show, will also being appearing as a Toyota model. No matter the brand these vehicles carry, Scion’s legacy of affordable, economical, fun-to-drive vehicles will continue!
THE 2016 SCION IM / 2017 TOYOTA COROLLA IM
The 2016 Scion iM, also known as the Toyota Auris overseas, will soon become the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM. This stylish hatchback offers all the typical small-car advantages like an affordable entry price, excellent fuel economy, and plenty of space for you and your passengers. But like every Scion, it ditches the blandness of its competition with aggressive styling, low-profile tires, and ambient interior lighting. Toss in eye-catching colours like Spring Green Metallic and Blizzard Pearl, and the iM will draw a crowd wherever you go.
Every iM comes with a rev-happy 1.8L four-cylinder that dishes out 137 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Efficiency also comes standard with the iM using just 8.7L/100km city and 6.5L/100km highway. Now the only difficult choice will be choosing between the CVT and its racy Sport mode, or the slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.
Features such as keyless ignition and entry and a rearview camera that are extra with other manufacturers, come standard with the iM, along with dual-zone climate control and power-folding heated mirrors. And thanks to LED taillights and running lights, the iM is equally as striking at night. Standard 17” allow wheels wrapped in low-profile tires help complete the look, letting the world know that this hatchback means business.
THE 2016 SCION FR-S / 2017 TOYOTA 86
Ever since it was first introduced in 2013, the Scion FR-S has been praised by drivers and journalists alike for its nimble driving character, peppy engine, and low entry price. Of course, the real purpose of the FR-S is driving involvement. With its low center of gravity, track-tuned suspension, and slick transmissions, the FR-S makes any drive an enjoyable one.
The FR-S is designed to be both fun and frugal. So while its 2.0L four-cylinder boxer engines pumps out an impressive 200-hp and 151 lb-ft, it still manages as little as 9.6L/100km city and 8.4L/100km highway. The only dilemma is choosing between the slick 6-speed manual transmission or the racy 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
Sure, the FR-S comes with air conditioning, an 8-speaker stereo, rearview camera, and keyless entry, but this is not a car for mere commuting. This is a car for the back roads and race track. 17” alloy wheels fill the flared fenders, and the dual-exhaust system shows the world that this car means business. Plus, form follows function, and the FR-S uses advanced materials to lower its curb weight to under 1,300kg for improved performance.
Following Scion’s transition to Toyota, the Scion FR-S will be renamed the 86 – a tribute to the famous AE86 Corolla that tore up Japanese roads back in the 80’s.
THE 2016 SCION XB
If you’re going to drive this wagon, you better get used to being the centre of attention. The Scion xB’s combination of smooth lines and sharp curves is designed to catch the eye. Plus features like a rear spoiler, 16” to 19” rims, and a TRD sports exhaust let people know you’ve arrived.
The Scion xB may not be a race car, but it’s close. Its 2.4L four-cylinder churns out 158-hp and 162 lb-ft, yet still manages up to 10.8L/100km city and 8.5L/100km highway. With power and efficiency as standard, all you have to do is choose between the more involved 5-speed manual or the relaxing 4-speed automatic.
The xB offers style in spades, with its three-tiered dash, bronze-accented seats and trim, and central gauge cluster. In a world of bland, shapeless econoboxes, the Scion xB stands apart. You can really amp up your xB’s attitude by fitting options like a TRD big brake kit, 19” alloys, and lowered suspension. If you’re interested in one of these unique wagon’s you should act now, as after 15 years this amazing vehicle will be discontinued.
THE 2016 SCION TC
This sporty two-door coupe from Scion aims to be your do-everything car. Reclining rear seats with a 60/40 split appeal to your practical side, same with the 417L of cargo space. Sporty looks, and 18” and 19” rims appeal to the extrovert in you. The 2016 tC also combines sprightly acceleration with excellent fuel economy, so you can get to your destination faster while spending less.
The Scion tC produces a very respectable 179hp and 172 lb-ft from just 2.5L and four cylinders. As an added bonus, the tC manages just 10.2L/100km city and 7.6L/100km highway when combined with your choice of either a 6-speed manual or paddle-shifted automatic.
Bolstered front bucket seats and a thick, three-spoke steering wheel give you a real connection to the tC. Features like the precision-milled gauge housings, soft-touch electronic buttons, LCD display, and a panoramic moonroof give the Scion tC a decidedly upmarket feel. If that still isn’t enough for you, there’s a wide selection of TRD and Scion accessories to really make your tC stand out. Or, if you’re a true tC aficionado, be sure to pick up one of the 1,200 Release Series 10.0 editions before the tC is discontinued.
THE 2015 SCION IQ
This tiny two-door, four-passenger subcompact packs a lot of style and character in its mere 3-metre length. And thanks to a design that pushes the tires right to very edges of the car, the iQ is supremely nimble and perfect for tight city maneuvers. The iQ will also garner some jealous looks thanks to its ability to park nearly anywhere and miniscule 8-meter turning circle.
The diminutive iQ needs an engine to match, which it why every iQ is paired with a 1.3L four-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp and 89 lb-ft of torque. The iQ may never be a drag car, but with its intelligent Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) its surprisingly quick around town. And it gets the economy you’d expect from a car of its size, at just 6.5L/100km city and 6.3L/100km highway.
The Scion iQ’s cabin is a marvel of space efficiency. Up to four adults can fit inside, and with its 50/50 split-folding rear seats this Scion can carry up to larger luggage like hockey bags or golf clubs. A wealth of active safety systems are also standing by to help prevent a collision in the first place; Enhanced VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), TRAC (TRAction Control), Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), and EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution).