A relative newcomer to the Canadian market, Toyota’s Scion brand has been a favorite of youthful car buyers in the States since 2002. While Toyota’s core brand is often aimed at a more mature, less outgoing clientele, Scion is aimed squarely at a younger, more fun loving crowd.
Recently, The Garage Blog had the opportunity to take in an advanced driving school and lapping session with the ladies from Sweetie Girl Racing. My chariot for the day was a cool little red xD and there were a couple of other Scions on the track that day as well. This group of 2 xD’s and a tC showed exactly why the tuner crowd love the brand and how easy it is to set one car apart from another.
First and possibly most important is price. The chunky looking 4 door xD starts at just $17,200 here in our market, while the more sporting and more luxe tC begins at $20,850. Such a low cost of entry, mated with some funky style, means that potential owners can afford to think about making their Scion their own. The easily modifiable nature of the entire product line means that Toyota has a fun factory on their hands!