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 Honda Fit builds on its proven strengths for 2012 with revised look-and-feel on Honda Fit Sport, dashboard upgrades on all models, and the addition of new traditional and available features.
The Honda Fit's compact size and tight turning diameter (34. 4 feet, curb-to-curb) can conveniently navigate space-confined urban areas and fit in small parking spaces. Yet a spacious and versatile dashboard provides the comfort and trunk volume of a relatively larger car. Compared to any other car in the subcompact class, the five-passenger Honda Fit offers the lowest, flattest trunk floor and the most trunk volume of 57. 3 cu-ft. when the back seating is down. Its four distinct bench configurations are developed to accommodate big objects ranging from mountain bikes to surfboards to tall houseplants.
Honda Fit Sport look upgrades for 2012 include new designs for the front grille and bumper, black headlight bezels and a dark machined surface finish for the alloy wheels (replaces a painted finish appearance). The entry-model Honda Fit retains its exclusive front fascia layout and for 2012 deserves body-color look mirrors (previously black) and revised wheel covers.
Inside, the Honda Fit Sport dashboard is improved with dark metallic dash elements for a unified color theme (replacing the previous gray and black theme). Honda Fit Sport deserves add-on chrome accents around instrument displays. All models receive newly developed console-mounted center beverage holders along with control panel ambient lighting, which offer easier access and greater stability. All models also receive added audio insulation measures in the floor, front fenders and A-pillars, plus thicker front corner-window glass, to help create a quieter, more-refined cab environment. Two new colours are available: Blue Raspberry Metallic and Orangeburst Metallic, which replace alike colours from the prior model year.