Scion iA, iM, and FR-S Become Toyota Yaris iA, Corolla iM, and Toyota 86


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Scion. Jim Lentz founded the automotive brand as a test lab for Toyota in the year 2003. Scion was originally conceived to offer products that stood apart from the competition. From that point forward, Scion took pride in catering to a young car-buying audience by offering an easy-to-navigate, no-haggle car-buying experience and simple, stylish, relatively inexpensive vehicles. Here's a chronology of Scion vehicles over the years:


  • 2004: Scion xB and xA both debut
  • 2005: Scion tC unveiled
  • 2008: Scion xB redesigned. Scion xD also released
  • 2011: Second gen. Scion tC is released
  • 2012: Scion iQ is unveiled
  • 2013: Scion FR-S debuts
  • 2016: Scion iA and iM are unveiled


Scion's mission from the beginning has always been to attract new buyers to Toyota through distinctively designed vehicles and a unique experience" said Doug Murtha, former Scion Vice President. With that in mind, it may not surprise you that the ever innovative and adaptable "company that paved the intersection of street culture and car culture" is now becoming even more intersectional by becoming a part of the Toyota brand.

The Scion iA iM and FR-S will be joining the Toyota family as the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA, 2018 Toyota Corolla iM, and 2017 Toyota 86, respectively. The spirit of Scion lives on in these new Toyota models.

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