DETROIT – Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.'s youth brand likely will get a pure electric vehicle, despite Scion officials’ earlier insistence that EVs and hybrids are not something young buyers are clamoring for. The reason is because Toyota's upcoming electric city car, due out in 2012, is based on Scion's future iQ minicar. "It makes the most sense to (make the EV a Scion)," Lentz tells Ward's on the sidelines of the Automotive News World Congress here. “It'll have a different front ...
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