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Millennials becoming less keen on owning cars

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In 2010, Toyota launched its small-car brand Scion, aiming it at 20-somethings, hoping they would move on to owning other Toyota models later. But Uber has nudged these millennials towards ride-sharing or car-hailing services; some say they don't need cars, and others say they can't afford them.

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WHEN Toyota Motor looked to the future at the turn of the millennium and aimed its new, edgy Scion small-car brand at 20-somethings, it could not have guessed that the model would be dead after just 12 years.

In killing off the brand last week, the Japanese company was