The Scion iM Concept had its premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new concept is really striking – it comes with aggressive and dominant design, which partly resembles the exterior of some racing cars. The same design approach was used for its interior. The new cabin is fully packed with electronics and latest technology gadgets and its design is really futuristic and modern. At the same time, though, the cabin is very comfortable and spacey. But this is not the best thing about the concept – that place is reserved for the fact that the concept will evolve into a production model. That’s right; soon you will be able to own this impressive compact hatchback. The production version of the Scion iM will have its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show and its release date should happen shortly after. The new model will inherit the concept counterpart design more or less to the detail, while its powertrain is still unknown. However, with such bold and aggressive style, the new hatchback should offer at least equally impressive performance. Otherwise, the fantastic appearance will simply go to waste – no one wants to drive a car that only looks like a performance model, but doesn’t act so.
Scion iM Exterior Design
The Scion iM will have a really striking and unusal appearance. Its exterior design will be really bold and aggressive. The new hatchback will resemble some racing cars, and its fierce and adventurous spirit will be lively depicted with its exterior. The front end will hold huge air intakes and fog lights, as well as a lot of curves and details. The front will look really bold and modern, and its design will truly stand out from others. The roof line will be very aerodynamic, forming a fluent body shape, and ending with a roof spoiler. As for the rear end, there will be a unique exhaust tip, aggressive and unusual rear bumper and similar small details. The entire design is really extraordinary and it will surely attract many young buyers. The exterior design is finished with high and pronounced wheel arches which sit above the new 19-inch forged alloy wheels with performance tires.
Possible Interior Specs
As for the interior, there is very little information about it at the moment. Currently, we only know that the new Scion iM will come with a comfortable and cozy cabin, which will offer plenty of room inside this five-door hatchback. Also, the new model will be packed full with electronics and gadgets, all of the latest generation. As for the interior design, since the exterior is so bold and aggressive, we expect the new model to come with equally cool and modern cabin appearance. We are sure that the new hatchback will have a futuristic cabin which might even resemble the racing car’s cabin as well.
Engines Speculated to Be Used for Scion iM
The powertrain of the new Scion iM is still unknown. However, there are some rumors about it. The new model is said to come with at least a bit more powerful unit than the current Auris. It might use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is used for the FR-S model, or the famous 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill that generates 178 horsepower. The latter is used to power the famous Toyota Camry. As for the transmission, the new model will probably come with a six-speed automatic gearbox and perhaps an optional six-speed manual transmission.
Release Date & Expected Price
The production version of the Scion iM will have its premiere at the 2015 New York Auto Show, while the release should happen shortly after. As for the price, the Vice President of Scion, Mr. Doug Murtha suggested at the concept’s premiere that the production model’s price could be just under $20,000 for the entry level. If this happens to be true, the new hatchback would represent a vicious competition on the market as it would be very affordable, but truly unique option with impressive performance.