2016 Scion iA and iM Revealed at 2015 New York Auto Show
To mark the start of the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Scion has finally unveiled its iA sedan and iM hatchback to the world, along with all the information about the cars that we’ve been impatiently waiting for. The two models mark a new path for Scion—one that aims to pull in new, younger customers thanks to low prices, unique styling, and plenty of standard features.
2016 Scion iA
The 2016 Scion iA, which is set to begin sales in the fall and cost around $16,000, is fitted with a 1.5-liter engine that produces 106 horsepower, a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille surround and chrome tailpipe, push start, piano black bumper treatment, and an expected mpg rating of 42 on the highway.
Additionally, the affordable sedan will come equipped with a standard low-speed pre-collision system to help prevent accidents before they occur, as well as a standard rearview camera. These are features you wouldn’t normally expect from a low-priced subcompact sedan.
2016 Scion iM
Now let’s move onto the stunning 2016 Scion iM, which we have been salivating over for a few months now. The hatchback is powered by a larger 1.8-liter engine that’s capable of 137 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; however, you can also opt for the CVTi-S automatic transmission that has seven-step shifting. This engine is estimated to get around 37 mpg on the highway, putting it up there with similar vehicles of its body style and size.
Standard features will include a rearview camera, power-folding side mirrors, a piano black grille treatment, LED daytime running lights and taillamps, and a 7-inch display audio system. It’s designed with a hexagonal grille that’s not dissimilar to the ones adorning some current Toyota models, as well as slanted headlights and side bezels that match those found on the Scion FR-S. The iM will retail for under $20,000, making it an extremely competitive option in its segment.
We look forward to seeing both of these models on the road later in the year.