A few weeks ago I posted some JDM cars on social media featuring anime stickers and full body wraps from my second ever carmeet experience. Coming in not knowing what to expect, I arrived with a friend and armed with a piss-poor Oneplus One camera phone, I began taking pictures of almost all the cars that I could.
Toyota officially scrapped its Scion line in August of last year in response to young adults’ changing attitudes about the Toyota brand as a utilitarian brand for their parents. They have become more and more practical in the past few years. I fall in this demographic and despite being disappointed about the Scion brand being buried, I actually agree with this decision. As a high schooler, I thought Scions were really cool looking but as I grew older I slowly changed my mind about them; I didn’t see myself driving a Scion for too long cause I felt I’d outgrow it before long.
While the brand scrapping is still fresh, this still means that Scions are becoming rare and vintage, qualities which are pillars of the JDM world; it doesn’t matter how old a car is as long as it’s a decent enough body to work with right? Scions have a sleeker and sportier look than most other cars which makes for great bases for aftermarket parts such as the brilliant red LED 3rd brake light DIY conversion kit.
The LA Auto Show is here again, and it’s one of our favorite car shows to attend since it showcases concept future cars with cars of the present. Here are a couple
interesting tidbits we noticed this year:
As most of us are well aware, the Scion brand is no more and has been dismantled after 13 years of giving us some of the coolest, most affordably hip cars on the roads.
While majority of Scion models have been completely discontinued like the the Scion tC, iQ, xB, and xD. We can still see remnant of the Scion brand that’s been absorbed
into the Toyota lineup. These former Scion models are now branded as Toyota, with the extremely Scion FR-S rebadged as the Toyota 86, the Scion iA as the Yaris iA, and
the Scion iM as the Corolla iM. Plus, we also see the Toyota line expanding, with the newly unveiled Toyota C-HR.
Aftermarket car lighting technology is becoming more and more advanced, giving drivers plenty of options on how they can upgrade their car. This is a set of Toyota LED daytime running lights/fog lamps has a special 3-in-1 design that includes LED daytime running lights, low beam fog/driving lights, and high beam/fog driving lights. The LED DRL/fog lamps even come with a sensor that automatically triggers a toggle between the daytime running light function and the fog light high beam when you drive through a dimly lit area, like a tunnel.
It’s not often that you come across a Yuzu colored Scion FR-S, but we have the luxury of seeing some pretty sweet cars at our storefront. This Scion FR-S is well equipped with a set of smoked lens LED fog lights to give the little sports coupe a super sleek racing style look. The Scion FR-S LED fog lights are powered by three CREE XP-E LED emitters with a total of 15W for a super bright output that is sure to make everyone on the road take a second look. The fog lamps are specially designed with high quality glass lens and an optical lens that delivers a super sharp cut-off line. You’ll definitely be able to witness just how sharp the cut-off line is when you park across a wall!