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We have known for a while now that Scion has been planning to release a crossover, and the rumor was that this crossover would be a production version of the Toyota C-HR Concept.

Well, looks like the rumor mill was right on this one because here is the Scion C-HR Concept. It is exactly the same as the Toyota C-HR Concept except it wears a Scion badge.

In keeping with Scion's self-pronounced focus on youth, Scion says, "It’s the perfect vehicle for ‘yuccies,’" who are apparently young and urban creatives, though I do not believe that 'yuccies' would ever use that term to describe themselves.

This should be an exciting opportunity for Scion since this production crossover will not be a model that is simply re-badged from another brand. This production model will be exclusively Scion, and will have its design based solely in the Scion brand.

Scion is pretty adamant on focusing on design for this one. “Polarizing is ok. Boring is not.”
 

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Just thought I would add this picture that is a render of a production model back from when the Toyota C-HR Concept debuted. Do you think that the Scion model could end up looking like this?
 

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I like how it looks but we all know how far off from it is from looking like anything production-like. Hopefully we'll see some production model renderings soon.
 

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If only production models look like their renderings but the most we can hope for is something close to it with design cues we like.
There's no way it will work like that due to cost. Forming panels like that isn't cheap and its a complicated process. It would make a $30,000 vehicle easily shoot up to the 6 figure range.
 

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That production rendering could be close to representing the real deal since it lines up with what was seen in the concept, what was mentioned in the Scion iR Trademark filing and everything else currently going on under the Toyota umbrella.
 

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I wonder if it will be branded as a Scion everywhere or if in Canada it will be called something different. Maybe some places will see it as a Toyota.
 

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Scion as far as I know is a brand created for North America, everywhere else it will be known as a Toyota.
Have yet to see plans for expansion into other markets and at the rate they're growing at, it might be a while before that happens.
 
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