Following the discontinuation of the xD model, Scion replaced it in 2008 with the release of the xA, a four-door hatchback that offered unique styling and performance with plenty of customization options. No changes were in store for 2009, with standard stability control and an updated audio system being the only updates for 2010. Scion added the limited-edition Release Series 3.0 performance model for 2011.
In 2012, Scion added a new pioneer audio system with HD radio and Bluetooth connectivity as standard features, while releasing the limited-edition Release Series 4.0 performance model. Subtle updates were in store for 2013, including an updated instrument panel, smoked headlight casings and new two-tone paint options. The limited edition 10 Series model was also announced, marking the decade anniversary for the carmaker. The only major change for 2014 was the addition of a 6.1” touchscreen display, offered as a standard feature.