Scion has long been labeled as a “young brand”, so maybe we should not be surprised to read the word of the parent brand Toyota rollover labels aging so fast. According to car of Ward, Scion is set to kill his models xD and xB – the first once an icon for the brand, the second econobox that has never really caught on with buyers (not unlike the Its predecessor, the xA).
A model such as the xB was always going to be a love-hate proposition, and indeed, the utilitarian sharply divided opinion because of his style and his funky t-square set back when it was introduced in 2004. But enough with sufficient number of buyers has fallen to its good quality – high efficiency space, fuel economy, solid, easy handling and low prices that the xB sold surprisingly well in the process of becoming a kind of totem for the brand. The second generation model, which bowed in 2007, looked at all the old things that made the original appealing the Sun: the xB grew substantially, had sharp edges of its unique design on beveled and gained more power without adding much in the way of performance because the vehicle had been so radically upsizing. Fuel economy dipped, too, as did the popularity of the xB with buyers. Last year, Scion only moved about 17,000 examples – in its heyday, the xB sold over 60,000 units.