Scion iM Concept Slated For Los Angeles Debut

Scion will showcase at the Los Angeles Auto Show a small vehicle for young people to get them, and all their gear, to their destination in style.

Named Scion iM Concept, the vehicle will have the wraps taken off Wednesday, Nov. 19

Scion described the iM Concept as a five-door compact hatchback with sporty looks inspired by those seen on the European touring car racing circuit. The concept is said to have captivating styling with edgy, geometric grille inserts, deep air intakes and fog lights. The custom-blended “Incrediblue” paint is complemented by matte silver and gunmetal accents.

Wanting to create a grounded appearance ready for the road, Scion said it gave the iM Concept wide aerodynamics and a low ride height. The performance inspiration is said to carry through into the 19-inch forged alloy wheels and sporty performance tires. Vented front rotors, 4-piston calipers and adjustable height racing suspension complete the racecar-influenced design.

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“The tastes of today’s younger buyers have evolved. They want a car that provides excitement and individuality, as well as the comfort, technology and reliability that Scion offers,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “The iM Concept combines sleek styling with the versatility of a modern hatchback to catch the eye of Scion customers. Stay tuned for more on how we will bring this vision to the road.”

Scion has not revealed any information on the powertrain hiding under the iM’s skin. It is not clear neither if this iM concept is a successor to either the xB or xD which both had the same five door hatchback configuration and are both due for updates or replacements.


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