Scion Gets Ready for Fourth Model
"Within the next two years, we will have a replacement tC. It will be different for each model. There are some that are going to be short. There are going to be three- to four-year life cycles. There are going to be some four to five, maybe five to six,” he was quoted as saying by Autonews.
Scion currently offers a range of three products, as it follows: the five-door xB hatchback, the aforementioned tC coupe and the five-door xD. The first tC model was unveiled in 2004 as a concept car. The company delivered 113,904 units in the United States in 2008, according to figures provided by Autonews, which represent a 12.5 percent drop compared to the year before.
"What we are looking at is: How can we add something fresh to the marketplace every year? We think there are a lot of opportunities for a [second] coupe," Hollis said. "We think there is room for a bigger sedan and smaller vehicles. We think there is even a possibility for a truck-based vehicle with an open bed. There are not a lot of coupe entries,” Scion's Vice President commented on the possibility to introduce a new coupe model.
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