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Scion iM Concept Released Ahead of LA Auto Show: Comments

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Ahead of the LA Auto Show next week, Scion released details today of their Scion iM concept.

The iM is a 5-door hatchback with looks that Scion says are inspired by the European racing circuit. The concept rides on 19" forged wheels surrounding 4 piston callipers with front vented disk brakes. The suspension is height adjustable.

What this means to you:

The Scion iM concept is based on a car sold in the European market as the Toyota Auris. Toyota swapped out the logo for a Scion badge. Expect a direct carry-over of the tamer Toyota Auris to be sold here in the US without the body-kit and wheels shown on the concept.

The Scion iM concept will debut at the LA Auto Show on Wednesday, November 19th and we will be on hand to get you more details as they come.

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Scion Press Release on Page 2


European Racing Circuit Styling and Hatchback Versatility for Scion’s Adventurous Audience

November 12, 2014

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 – Whether it’s exploring the mountains or playing at the beach, Los Angeles offers adventures off every freeway. Young people just need a vehicle to get them, and all their gear, to their destination in style. The new Scion iM Concept car is designed with that in mind and will debut on Wednesday, November 19 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The iM Concept is a five-door compact hatchback with sporty looks inspired by those seen on the European touring car racing circuit. The concept brings in 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.

To create a grounded appearance ready for the road, the iM Concept has wide aerodynamics and a lower ride height. The performance inspiration carries through into the 19-inch forged alloy wheels and sporty performance tires. Vented front rotors and 4-piston calipers work with the adjustable height racing suspension to complete the racecar-influenced design.

“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’s press conference will be held at 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19 at Scion’s display in the South Hall. To follow Scion news at the LA Auto Show use the hashtag #iMDriven or visit http://www.scion.com/blog.

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I'm very excited to see what the iM Concept will look like in production (aside from it being a Toyota Auris).

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I'm very excited to see what the iM Concept will look like in production (aside from it being a Toyota Auris).

 

You're in luck, we have exclusive leaked pics!

 

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Guess Toyota won't be able to pad its Corolla numbers with the new Matrix.

 

Scion has the excitement of flossing toes for sock lint. 

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YAWNNNNNNNN

 

So this will help to dilute it's sister the Prius. Another wasteded R&D exercise. Toyota needs to stop wasting money on Scion and close it down and just focus on Toyota and Lexus.

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I like it and hope it does well against the less reliable Golf and Focus hatchbacks.

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If you ever wanted a Corolla hatchback that wasn't a Matrix...

 

 

LOL....true...

 

Kinda liked it at first, then I saw the front end......

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This.  Changes.  Everything.  Wow, so beautiful!  So new!

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This.  Changes.  Everything.  Wow, so beautiful!  So new!

Proper Sarcasm! :P

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This.  Changes.  Everything.  Wow, so beautiful!  So new!

 

Be honest, how many times have you ejaculated with excitement after seeing this?

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This.  Changes.  Everything.  Wow, so beautiful!  So new!

 

Be honest, how many times have you ejaculated with excitement after seeing this?

 

I can say that I :puke: at this wedge look! :P

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Ummmmmmmmmm, are you all Serious?

 

This is a rebadge of the Prius and is just terrible. what is so great that you see that I am missing?

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Ummmmmmmmmm, are you all Serious?

 

This is a rebadge of the Prius and is just terrible. what is so great that you see that I am missing?

 

It's not a Prius rebadge.  It's a Corolla.

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Ummmmmmmmmm, are you all Serious?

 

This is a rebadge of the Prius and is just terrible. what is so great that you see that I am missing?

 

It's not a Prius rebadge.  It's a Corolla.

 

Got it, I can see that now that I looked at the Toyota web site, but my initial response is they just rebadged a Prius. Both look like this, talk about bad badging. Body by Prius and Nose by Corolla. :puke:

 

Prius

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2015 Corolla

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I have rented one in Sweden during my Jan 2014 visit and the Auris is not bad for what it is, it's just weird...

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