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!
If you’ve got one half of the famous FT86 twins, then you definitely know that these sports coupes pack a whole lot of punch in their little frame. Many Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ drivers tend to install quite a few upgrades to make their car stand out and this Valenti LED Reverse Lamp is a great option for drivers who want to convert the rear reflector into an LED bundle. There are three options available so drivers can choose from crystal clear, black smoked or red chrome housing to match the overall aura of their car.
Toyota announced this morning of the death of the Scion brand after the continual Scion sales slump over the recent years. Scion was introduced over a decade ago to cater to the young, hip, cost-conscious buyers who wanted a fun car without a hefty price tag. Sadly, Scion hasn’t maintained a steady sales has experienced a massive decline.
Scion fans do have something to look forward to, as a few of the models will be absorbed into the Toyota lineup. You will definitely see the FR-S on the other side, as well as the iM and iA. The once loved tC will not be carried over and will officially be laid to rest.