Radical Scion iM concept car revealed in North America

Scion iM Concept 01

 

Toyota’s youth brand, Scion, has confirmed that it will officially release a production version of this stunning iM five-door compact hatchback into North America in the spring of 2015 as part of its promise to introduce three new products in as many years.

Revealed at the recent LA Auto Show alongside the production Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle, the captivating Scion iM Concept hit its target demographic between the eyes with dynamic wide-body styling similar to that seen in the brand’s SEMA show car projects.

 

Scion iM Concept 04

 

Created by talented automotive designer Troy Sumitomo of Five Axis, the radical Scion iM Concept is apparently inspired by European touring cars, offering a grounded, racecar appearance hunkered over 19″ forged alloy wheels supported by fully adjustable suspension.

Details around the geometric grille inserts and deep air intakes are picked out in satin silver and gunmetal grey, while the body colour is a custom blend that’s been called ‘Incrediblue’.

Scion iM Concept 03

 

Scion will release details of the production car’s transmissions, engines, integrated technology and pricing at the New York International Auto Show in April 2015. But it has already told the media to expect a car that “meets the needs of city streets with excellent fuel efficiency, sporty handling and easy parking.”

 

 

Scion iM Concept 02

 

Comments (4)

  1. Am delighted to note the strong resemblance between the iM and my 2006 Matrix! If this beauty of Scion is as reliable as my Matrix
    I would love to have one should it ever be available in Canada! As
    A driver I am well out of your target age but that would never deter
    me!

  2. Why oh why are you only releasing this concept in North America ,many Auris drivers in Britain and Europe would like a crack at this model and styling .A sporty eco engine would be much appreciated for the young and old alike here with greater handling and performance !

    1. Hi Kevin, thank you for taking the time to contact us. It’s great to hear your enthusiasm for the Auris concept in North America. Scion will release details of the production car’s transmissions, engines, integrated technology and pricing at the New York International Auto Show in April 2015. We appreciate customer feedback, your points have been taken on-board and will be passed to our product department. Thanks again for getting in touch.

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