Source: Scion Sedan, Auris Hatchback on the Horizon
It’s been a while since Scion has added anything new to their lineup, but that stands to change very soon. Back in April, Scion VP of Sales Doug Murtha told Bloomberg that the brand intends to introduce at least three new models by 2017; AutoGuide is now reporting that two of these new Scion models have been decided upon, and that they will be a sedan and a hatchback based on the Toyota Auris.
The Auris, which has been on sale in Europe and Japan since 2013 and has an available all-wheel drive option, could serve as something of the Scion-branded successor to the Toyota Matrix. We are definitely on board with Jalopnik’s suggestion that it more closely resemble the Toyota Auris TS Black Concept that was shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Gallery: Toyota Auris TS Black Concept
The source also told AutoGuide that a Scion sedan can be expected in the years to come, and that it will in fact be the vehicle that is built upon the next-gen Mazda2 platform at the Salamanca, Mexico Mazda plant.
The report also indicates that Scion has plans for more models down the line, possibly including a small crossover and an FR-S convertible.
It is as of yet unknown whether the introduction of a Scion sedan and Auris-like hatchback would spell the end for long-in-the-tooth models such as the xB or xD. Expect more information on the latest developments from the Scion brand by the time the 2014 North American International Auto Show rolls around in November.
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