Scion saying sayonara to xB and xD models

Scion says it is killing off its xB and xD models.

Scion's xB and xD models will officially join the xA in the automotive graveyard as the automaker looks to new models to jumpstart sales.

Scion, a division of Toyota that was launched in 2003, originally intended for its models to be "one and done" - that is canceled after a single life cycle. Scion stuck to that mantra with the xA, but the company has given both its xB and tC models a second change of life.

However, Scion will soon revert back to its original business plan as the Japanese automaker has confirmed plans to kill of the xB and xD hatchbacks.

Scion will replace the xB and xD with new models, but company vice president Jack Hollis says the new cars won't be direct replacements. "We don't have plans for a direct xB or xD replacement," Hollis told WardsAuto.

No word on when the new models might launch, but the xB and xD and will soon be five years old, so it should be relatively soon.