Scion Fuze Sport Coupe Concept

At the 2006 New York International Auto Show of 2006, Toyota’s hip, young Scion brand exhibited yet another concept car hinting at the future of actual Scion production models. On display this time around was a sporty coupe called the Fuze; a technological marvel that, if built, would surely cost more than any six other Scions. Still, it sported some neat features, such as a tailgate that folds down to form a bench, a wrap-around windshield inspired by race helmets, and a multi-media dashboard with dual LCD screens and touch-pad controls. On the questionable-taste tip, the Fuze also promises a LCD screen behind the Scion badge on the hood, on which owners can display downloaded (porn?) videos, as well as programmable multi-colored headlights and LED lights in the wheel spokes acting as turn signals. Heck, the brand has done amazingly well, so they must have some idea what they’re doing…

Scion Fuse Concept

Scion Fuse Concept

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.