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Old 08-09-2008, 07:25 PM
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I want to find out as much info about Scion tC 2010 Model (Fuse), would be cool if somebody would post spy pictures or info

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From the recent Montreal Auto show



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The exterior of the Scion FUSE was the conception of Calty designers Alex Shen and Bob Mochizuki, who were determined to create a strong performance statement. Inspiration came from the "HAKO" super GT racing cars of Japan, commonly known as the JGTC series. From the side, the FUSE has a low, aggressive stance with a race helmet-inspired wraparound window that provides a panoramic view. The visor-like wraparound windshield is balanced by a strong C-pillar, adding a sense of security and protection.

At first glance, the menacing presence and dark undertones of the FUSE subtly hint there is more than meets the eye. The front of the FUSE glares at you with slim, high-mounted, deep-set headlamps communicating a serious and aggressive attitude. A massive rectangular air intake hints at potential for a large intercooler.

From the back, wide-body rear flares span the entire rear mass, encasing deep-set vertical taillamps. The dual exhaust also serves as fog and reverse lamps as lighting encircles each exhaust tip. Wheels are 20-inch custom-machined with LED’s on the end of each spoke, which illuminate as turn indicators.

On top, two horizontal glass panels run the length of the roof, and slide open in both directions offering all occupants access to a personal sunroof. The rear window tapers down to a speed-activated spoiler.

True to the Scion tradition, the FUSE is equipped with extreme levels of personalization accessories. Headlights and fog lamps can be programmed to illuminate in various colors. Videos or images can be downloaded and viewed on a concealed LCD screen behind the front badge. And then there is the interior.

Calty interior designers Alan Schneider and Ichirou Mukai used the long wheelbase and high beltline of the FUSE to help create the interior theme, which revolves around providing the driver with an intense driving environment and occupants an intimate atmosphere. The activation of a small key-shaped sensor unhinges butterfly doors that open to reveal an interior that merges technology, function and racing inspired elements in an asymmetrical pentagon where the driver is positioned at the apex of the surround.

The influence of the "racing tub" in the overall design is obvious. It provides a unique contrast that highlights the floating technical elements of the interior. A drive-by-wire steering interface combines influences from race cars and video game controllers in one innovative driver module.

A media station that runs the length of the dash is the focal point of the cabin. Passengers can watch movies, play video games, or do both, with dual display 10.5-inch monitors.

The FUSE interior concept is referred to as "one plus stuff." The design focuses on the driver by offering surprising versatility in the form of three interior arrangements: video, driving and cargo configurations. In its video mode, the front passenger seat folds flat and serves as a table, or footrest. Occupants can utilize video screens or take advantage of wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity and instant message their friends. In driving mode, the video screens turn off and a multi-informational display is used for driver information.

Utility is maximized in a cargo mode where the front passenger seat and rear seats fold down to form a flat surface. And, multi-functioning rear cargo access allows stowage of larger items. The FUSE cabin seats four comfortably, however when the car is parked, additional room is available with a tailgate that converts to provide outdoor seating. A sweep of the foot over an infrared sensor located on the lip of the rear bumper opens the rear tailgate and sliding hatch, allowing the tailgate to drop down into a curb-high bench. This surprising seating arrangement is paired with rear foldout speakers for an unexpected social environment. Enhancing the social scene is a detachable drink cooler with a retractable handle, which is integrated into the rear center console.

Additional features include subtle accent lighting on the seats, doors and overhead lining. Deeply contoured seats are upholstered with soft-to-the-touch "Mythos" fabric that wraps around passengers for maximum comfort. Finally, audio, video and HVAC systems are easily controlled by a "vehicle system/communication interface" touch control board that is similar in appearance to a telephone keypad.

"The FUSE is a styling exercise that presents a discussion starting point for Scion owners and other Gen Y consumers with an eye towards a versatile sports coupe," said Templin. "Like previous Scion concepts, the FUSE delivers a unique statement about what the Scion brand is all about and where it is headed."











I would totally buy one of these.
It'd be awesome if you could set a different colour for the daytime running lights, a la switch in the cab.



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that is neat!
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has a luxury look to it and the rear looks like a 350z; like the way the exhaust is set up molded into bumper like that
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They HAVE to make this car!
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i want one in flat black!
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Originally Posted by AGTC85
i want one in flat black!
Why flat black?
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Here's a newer article for the Fuse, as most of the info found online is from '06.

January 15, 2009

Scion Fuse concept unveiled in Montreal



Montreal, Quebec - Scion has made its first Canadian auto show appearance with the Fuse Sports Coupe Concept, unveiled at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show. Toyota’s Scion brand, launched in the U.S. in 2003 and aimed primarily at young and first-time buyers, will be sold in Canada beginning in 2010.



The Montreal show also marks the launch of the Scion CD Sampler Volume 23, Kitsuné Pioneer, available free to the public attending the show while supplies last. It can also be downloaded through iTunes.



Developed by Calty Design Research, Toyota’s North American design studio in Newport Beach, California, and Scion’s Advanced Product Strategy Team, the Fuse was designed to be the new Scion sports coupe icon. The goal is to push the limits of a coupe concept by combining entertainment, digital technology and versatility into one package, and to expand the performance envelope among affordable, entry-level sport coupes.

“Last fall, Toyota Canada Inc. announced that the urban, street-savvy Scion would hit three key urban centres across Canada, including Montreal, in spring 2010, so we wanted to give Montrealers an example of the next Scion’s potential when it arrives,” said Larry Hutchinson, director of Scion in Canada. “The idea of the all-new Fuse Sports Coupe is a reflection of the boundless limits and creative envelope that embodies all the vital personalization components of a Scion product.”

The Fuse interior is referred to as “one plus stuff”, focusing on the driver by offering video, driving and cargo configurations. In video mode, the front passenger seat folds flat and serves as a table or footrest, while occupants use video screens or Wi-Fi connectivity to send instant messages to friends. In driving mode, the video screens turn off, and a multi-information display is used for driver information. In cargo mode, the front passenger and rear seats fold down to form a flat surface.




once again, THEY HAVE TO MAKE THIS CAR!
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Originally Posted by p911gt10c
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i want one in flat black!
Why flat black?

no particular reason. i just want one in flat black lol
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the only problem I see with this car is the doors. How are you supposed to get out of the car when you're in a stall with cars to either side of you?
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Originally Posted by p911gt10c
the only problem I see with this car is the doors. How are you supposed to get out of the car when you're in a stall with cars to either side of you?
your not... its a concept.
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i saw this car up in chicago a couple years back its one sweet car
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talk about a true concept car
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couple more pics I found












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I love Toyota / Scion concept vehicles. However the production releases of these vehicles never seem to follow the concepts unfortunately. I don't have my hopes up for this.

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the dash and interior is dope
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it looks very roommy...but i am sure they would change out the dash!
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Hey guys,

It's been confirmed, I just got finished with my monthly meeting with the Scion Regional Manager. The 2011 tC is going to be the Fuse. Actually about 85% Concept Fuse and 15% current tC, so you can expect things like the side mirrors to be production friendly, headlights, taillights, wheels, and rear hatch area redesign...

The 2010 models are going to hit the dealerships in April, as a carry-over of the current gen. Then the all-new 2011 will hit in late 2010!!!

Oh yeah, and the iQ is coming at the same time as the new tC... and the RWD/AWD coupe, is still in the project stage, they are just debating internally if it's going to be a Toyota or a Scion...
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cant wait to see how much they had to strip off this to get it at a reasonable price
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Originally Posted by Dokebi
Hey guys,

It's been confirmed, I just got finished with my monthly meeting with the Scion Regional Manager. The 2011 tC is going to be the Fuse. Actually about 85% Concept Fuse and 15% current tC, so you can expect things like the side mirrors to be production friendly, headlights, taillights, wheels, and rear hatch area redesign...

The 2010 models are going to hit the dealerships in April, as a carry-over of the current gen. Then the all-new 2011 will hit in late 2010!!!

Oh yeah, and the iQ is coming at the same time as the new tC... and the RWD/AWD coupe, is still in the project stage, they are just debating internally if it's going to be a Toyota or a Scion...
The only problem i have with the Fuse is the doors and dash. Besides that, I would have hoped nothing was changed, particularly the headlights and tailights.
And the wheels fit the car perfectly.
Hopefully Scion doesn't try to re-invent the wheel too much on this one.
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