Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales, U. , Inc. , revealed the all-new 2008 Scion Xd 5-door subcompact at a press conference at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.
The Scion Xd is a clever new take on the 5-door urban subcompact, with style and flair to match its efficiency and utility, explained Mark Templin, Scion vice president. The Scion Xd's aggressive look-and-feel is wrapped in a small, agile suite, while its dashboard provides cool details and a roomy cab.
The Scion Xd's fantastic look characterizes it as a Scion with its easy surfaces and sharp lines that flow from front to back. Its urban personality is communicated by its wide stance, thick muscular body, accentuated wheel flares and big tires. Other look-and-feel cues that set the Scion Xd apart include a long and narrow rear window, and the Scion family traits—horizontal headlamps, an integrated rectangular lower and upper grille, and turn signals built into the side mirrors.
Developers developed the Scion Xd with a short, wide frame in mind for better handling and convenience. additionally, the Scion Xd features an L-arm type Macpherson strut in the front and torsion beam suspension in the back for increased stability and a pleasing ride.
The all-new 2012 Honda Civic introduces the ninth generation of one of the company's most well-known and globally recognized offers. Having earned a reputation for being a fun-to-drive compact that is simultaneously economical, sporty, stylish and durable, the Honda Civic has become a beloved and relied-upon member of the worldwide transportation family. Cumulatively, the Honda Civic has reached 8. 8 million buyers in the US via 2010 since its release as a 1973 model.
Every generation of Honda Civic has enhanced with a specific development theme in mind. The 2012 Honda Civic approaches the fundamental concept of a fantastic and distinctive compact, a direction that introduces new values that reach ahead of present-day needs and elevates the experience that Honda Civic introduces. Major strides include enhancments to refinement throughout, increased fuel efficiency on all models, the further addition of interactive technologies for customization and comfort, along with improvements to performance, ride and dashboard packaging.
Civic buyers span the entire public spectrum of auto drivers. They are high school graduates and college students just beginning their adult lives; they are families with young children; they are schoolteachers, soccer parents and professionals, environmentalists and performance enthusiasts; and they are Generation Y, baby boomers and retirees. And they live in Snow Belt states, Sunbelt states, in the Midwest and in Hawaii and Alaska. But regardless of their demographic and psychographic makeup, Honda Civic buyers are tied together by one thing - they are young at heart. Because at the end of the day, beyond its myriad attributes (including security, economy, durability, convenience and style), the Honda Civic is fun to drive.
The auto landscape has quickly evolved in the last decade with increased interest in fuel efficiency, low emissions and overall affordability. All of these traits are among the Honda Civic's strongest pros. The new 2012 Honda Civic lineup further approaches these concepts with six various variants that span from ultra efficient to high performance, with specific models developed to better meet individual needs and preferences. For 2012, a highly cheap and highly efficient Honda Civic HF has been added to the lineup. The aero-enhanced Honda Civic HF achieves an estimated highway fuel efficiency rating of 41 miles per gallon, two more mpg than the regular Honda Civic Sedan, and the highest highway fuel efficiency rating in America for any gasoline-only compact sedan equipped with an automatic transmission.