gets a new coat of paint

Scion's new site is easier to navigate and easier on the eyes.

I've had a sort of love/hate relationship with the tech in Scion's vehicles, but I've always had a definitively hate/hate relationship with the automaker's Web site. The latter of those two relationships changes for the better today with a relaunch and redesign of the domain.

The new site ditches the dark color scheme and Flash animations in favor of a light and airy design that loads quickly. The new seems to put the vehicles at the forefront of the browsing experience, making it easier for users to find what they're looking for more quickly. Want to know the horsepower of the upcoming FR-S? You'll have that in no more than three clicks now and without a single pop-up window or loading screen., iQ landing page
Scion's new site is easier to navigate and easier on the eyes.; FR-S landing page
Mostly, I'm glad to see fewer unnecessary animations and faster page load times.

Unfortunately, the automaker's slow-to-load, quick-to-crash "Build Your Scion" vehicle configurator tool appears to have survived the refresh untouched. I can only hope that it's the next item on the Scion marketing department's digital to-do list.

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