Toyota's Scion: Slick Features in A Budget Box

The back of the Scion xB looks as if it had been chopped off in a body-shop accident. But take the runt for a spin, and you may be smitten. Scion is Toyota's new youth-oriented brand, and the xB, starting at $14,165, delivers a combination of style, pluck and Toyota-backed quality that teenagers (or parents footing the bill) may find tough to beat. The xB is another reason Toyota is on track for a record fiscal year. In its first half, the six months ending Sept. 30, global revenues rose 8% to $75.4 billion, and profits soared 23% to $4.8 billion....

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