litre 4 cylinder
Introduced at the 2006 New York Auto Show, the Scion Fuse
concept displays bold styling and highly customisable
features, as well as a multi-configuration interior layout
intended to appeal to a younger audience.
Firstly the exterior. The wrap-around windscreen was influenced
by the visors of racing helmets and leads directly into
the broad slanted c-pillars. The high waistline and chunky
features help to accentuate the aggressive overall stance
of the Fuse. The headlights of the Scion Fuse can be programmed
to illuminate in a variety of colors. Scion has introduced
other innovative lighting features on the Fuse including
LED's on the end of each spoke of the 20" rims which
act as turn indicators, and fog and reverse lights surrounding
the twin central exhaust outlets.
The interior of the Scion Fuse concept has a rather minimalist
appearance which is designed to offer the driver an "intense
driving environment" and an "intimate atmosphere"
for the passengers.
The drive-by-wire steering system is influenced by race
car steering wheels and video game controllers. An extensive
media station display runs the length of the passenger
side dash and has the ability to play movies, video games,
or both via dual 10.5" monitors.
The multi-configuration interior of the Scion Fuse concept
has 3 modes. Video mode where the front passenger seat
folds flat and acts as a table or footrest and occupants
just sit and enjoy the media devices. Driving mode, obvious
really. And cargo mode. In cargo mode configuration the
front passenger seat and rear seats fold flat, and the
upward sliding rear hatch allows easy access for loading
As a futher bonus, when parked up the rear tailgate can
be folded out to provide an open air seating arrangement,
and a portable drinks cooler taken from the rear center
console further enhances this social aspect of the concept.