Scion Hako Coupe Concept

Scion took the wraps off of its latest concept Wednesday, 19th March at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Dubbed the Hako Coupe is intended to the video game playing younger generation. Scion’s Hako Coupe Concept is a very rare show car which in Scion’s own words is ‘polarizing’.

Scion vice president Jack Hollis explained that Hako Concept’s look is the sporty version of a box, but in fact looks more like an armored truck. The front of the car is highlighted with a load of LED headlights, a large upper grille and smaller lower grille. The hugely flared fenders are filled by eighteen inch wheels and 225 series tires with a special tread that spells out the name SCION, and a perfectly vertical windshield to complete the boxy look. The back features include LED taillights and backup lights meshed into the car’s exhaust. The Hako Coupe’s roof has a barcode pattern. That is eventually going to turn into rooftop wallpaper similar to pc wallpaper.

The inside is painted in orange and black with metallic accents. The four seats are covered with rubbery upholstery and the driver seat was designed with computer generated instruments and a gear that looks like a big joystick.

A Bluetooth connection allows music or video files to be uploaded to the Scion’s entertainment system which are comprised of the video monitors on the dash. There are more screens on each door and in the rear side walls displaying images from cameras that point outside. The passengers have the ability to edit these visuals in to you tube quality video.

Scion Hako

16 Responses

  1. Challenge The Charger:

    That is the ugliest Scion I have ever seen. I didn’t think they could top the original box.

    Posted on March 1st, 2009 at 4:17 pm

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  3. Andrew Willson:

    I think the car makers are starting to realize the importance of great looking rims and how they carry a lot of weight with the consumers. Just look at these!

    Posted on May 4th, 2010 at 11:51 am

  4. anti-scion:

    scion is the one car toyota didn’t mess up

    Posted on July 23rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

  5. Atvs for sale:

    The car model is very different. from the front side it is look as truck. But good.

    Posted on December 4th, 2010 at 5:16 am

  6. Japanese Used Car Exporter:

    For me it looks like the combination of mini van and hummer cars. It’s not my type though it looks like it’s comfortable inside and protected.

    Posted on December 15th, 2010 at 3:49 am

  7. Rod Chemosabe:

    I love the size and style.
    Always liked the 33 Ford Coop look.
    I think a Large vertical grill (32′ Vicky) would really work.
    The windshield and back wrap around glass (not working).
    Should swap them out. With the windshield on more of a rake.
    I own both new and old XBs. Would like the windshield on both
    to extend 3″out on bottom and 3″ in on top. A longer window
    It should cut the road noise and get better millage. I like how far away the windshield is. So this car I would like the same. The car industry should take note from Cars like the MIni Cooper. If you take away the fender rims it’s a ugly skateboard. If you add this feature to other cars like the ugly Prius it looks more meaty. Should take note at toy cars. They look Cool because they make the car thick and meaty and the windows look chopped. Making the body taller with less glass without changing over all hight is the future. The 80s large glass look, >>> It’s dated and it SUCKS……< Rod

    Posted on December 18th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

  8. ABBAS:

    CHINA’S CARS are fine but not comfortable.

    Posted on January 4th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

  9. Hannah:

    LOVE IT!!!! Looks like a cross between the modern cube cars and a throwback to old roadsters. Fantastic!!!!! I want one!!!!

    Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 5:09 am

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    Posted on May 28th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  12. OLA ASLAM:

    i want one like that in black color.

    Posted on May 28th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

  13. Helene:

    I have an XB and love it but this is the SPORTY version and I like it better. Looks like it still has the roomy inside.

    Posted on June 15th, 2011 at 1:30 am

  14. keith:

    I like the concept. it looks really cool, now if the drivetrain would just match the looks, it would be a no-brainer.

    Posted on June 27th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

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    Posted on July 15th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  16. karlmarkovich:

    you say? That’s pretty cool $author

    Posted on December 5th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

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