Toyota and Lexus have been joined in the United States by the Scion, which is aimed at younger buyers.

Toyota and Lexus have been joined in the United States by the Scion, which is aimed at younger buyers.

The first two Scion models were unveiled at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show this month. The first Scion models go on sale in California in June. Two models will be offered to begin with, the xA and xB.

This brand will be aimed at younger buyers and suggested retail prices for the first two models will be below R140 000.

Toyota describes the xA as a muscular-looking subcompact five-door, powered by a 1,5-litre engine developing 79 kW. There is a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

The xA features numerous storage bins, including an illuminated translucent storage compartment in the centre cluster and hidden under-floor storage in the cargo area.

The Scion xB is a production version of the bbX concept car that debuted at the 2002 New York Auto Show. It has the same engine and transmission combinations as the xA. The interior is spacious and also offers load versatility.

Each Scion vehicle will leave the factory without a sound system or wheel covers, although these items are included in the price. Buyers will then be able to choose from three wheel cover designs or pay extra for alloy wheels and can choose between various audio options. Buyers will have a choice of 40 further accessories for the vehicles.

Original article from Car