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Auto News For Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – What Happens To Dealers Who Invested In Scion?

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Here are the six must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

For most U.S. dealers, their investment in enhancing their Toyota showrooms for Scion habitation took place many moons ago. For the Toyota dealers in Canada which renovated their showrooms in order to sell Scion, this is still a very recent memory. Toyota didn’t properly begin selling Scions across Canada until 2011. Five years later, Scion will be discontinued. – Windsor Star.

You thought November and December were ugly? Volkswagen’s share of the U.S. market fell to 1.7% in January 2016 as total volume plunged to a 60-month low. – TTAC

We mentioned yesterday that it was time for a Buick Encore refresh. Quite appropriately, the Encore’s Chevrolet Trax twin will be updated for 2017, as well. – Automotive News

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2016 has only just begun, yet the Canadian numbers reveal massive leads already built up by perennial best sellers from Honda and Ford. 2016 could be – will be? – the 19th consecutive year in which the Honda Civic leads all cars and the 51st consecutive year in which the Ford F-Series outsells all other pickup trucks. –

When we publish our review of the 2016 Fiat 500X Trekking AWD next week, we’ll be discussing a CAD $41,000 car with a 2.4L engine and a 9-speed automatic. But what about a more basic 500X, the 1.4 turbo with a manual transmission? – Car & Driver

Yes, the new Audi A4 looks pretty much exactly like the last Audi A4. But the car isn’t actually the same, right?