Coming into my third year volunteering for Anime Expo, I had just recently discovered the world of itasha, anime-wrapped JDM cars (with few exceptions) featuring the driver’s favorite character, waifu, or anime series. As a paid employee of iJDMTOY, I had to make at least one visit of the car section in the entertainment hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. So equipped with a more adequate camera, I started snapping away with the office DSLR.
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.
It was a great run, Scion.