At the LA Auto Show, the American brand Scion (Toyota subsidiary), Scion unveiled the Concept iM. It was a prototype of the next compact model of the brand, a car that was based on the European Toyota Auris. The Hall of New York has been the venue for the production version of Scion iM , that unlike the prototype, endorses the restyling submitted by the Auris in Geneva.
Despite some aesthetic changes , the Scion iM is fully recognizable as a Toyota Auris. The headlights are a few oranges indicators to conform to American standards, while the bumper debuts a completely new design, and clearly more sporty than the Auris. Scion is a brand aimed at young people, hence the iM look of sportier image . The side view and rear is completed by a specific respectively skirts and bumpers.
Inside also appreciate some changes from the European version. These are mainly focused on the center console with an touch screen 7 “ different and a watch that instead of being located on the right of this, now ranks among the two central vents.
Mechanical iM Scion range is limited to a single gasoline engine. Shall be aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder that will deliver 140 horsepower power, approving an average consumption of 6.3 liters. It may be associated with a change six-speed manual or a CVT Auto with seven preset ratios that we can use through the manual mode. The automatic transmission also has a more reactive Sport mode makes it and change the preset points of relationships. In this mode driving direction is also hardens.
The equipment of the Scion iM find items like dual zone climate control, alloy wheels 17 “, heated power folding mirrors or hill start assistance. The aerodynamic kit shown in the images is also standard, and the Scion iM will be offered at a single specification from autumn, with a price of less than $ 20,000 starting around 18,500 euros . There will be six body colors to choose from and some accessories dealer to customize this compact.
Source – Scion
From 19,000 euro
Article iM 2016 Scion, Toyota Auris for America was originally published in Current Motor.