Toyota Applies for Patent on Scion XB and Passo in China

Published on August 23, 2010 by Tycho de Feijter

Toyota has applied for patent on the Scion XB for the Chinese market. Since Scion is a brand that sells to the young for cheap the XB will likely be made in China. Not sure yet by whom, Toyota can choose between its two joint ventures; FAW-Toyota and Guangzhou Toyota.

Similar story with the Passo Kei-car. It would be no use to import it because that would make it far too expensive for its size. The Passo is co-developed with Daihatsu and based on a Daihatsu Sirion.

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