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Scion News: Scion Prices iA and iM

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Scion has announced pricing information for their upcoming iA subcompact sedan and iM compact hatchback that will be hitting dealers later this summer.

 

First up is the iA which begins at $16,495 for the six-speed manual and $17,495 for the six-speed automatic. Prices include a $795 destination charge. Underneath the Scion badges is the Mazda2 sedan which packs a 1.5L four-cylinder producing 106 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque.

 

Need a bit more space? Then you want to look at the iM which is a rebadged version of the Toyota Auris sold in Europe. Pricing starts at $19,255 for the six-speed manual or $19,995 for the CVT. Power will come from a 1.8L four-cylinder with 137 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque.

 

Source: Scion

 

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Those both look terrible, the engines sound weak and terrible, and they seem overpriced.  This brand needs closed down.  They don't even build sporty or youthful cars.  Make the Corolla in hatch and coupe body styles, move the FR-S to Toyota (as it is everywhere else in the world), make the tC into a new Celica if they want a fwd sports car and call it a day.

 

Interestingly I just saw some commentary on how a lot of older seniors are buying Scion, because they are cheap and simple no frills kind of cars and it has Toyota reliability.  And young people aren't buying them as was the target audience because young people want horsepower, touch screens, in car apps and technology, etc.

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So the Scion iM will be the same base price as a Sonic LTZ 6-speed manual or a nicely equipped LT automatic?

 

 

Good luck with that.

 

 

Yep, fire sale coming soon......

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So the Scion iM will be the same base price as a Sonic LTZ 6-speed manual or a nicely equipped LT automatic?

 

 

Good luck with that.

The iM will have Toyota's reliability reputation. I am glad for a Corolla hatchback in the US. 

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But what would sell better, a Corolla hatchback, or a Scion iM?  What would sell better a Toyota GT86 (or rename to Celica) or a Scion FR-S?  I think the Scion brand makes no sense.  Their products are rebadged Toyotas from other markets that would sell better if they called it a Toyota.

 

The Mazda 2 didn't sell here, so Scion thinks they can rebadge it and sell it for Mazda 3 money?  This brand should be gone by 2020.

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So the Scion iM will be the same base price as a Sonic LTZ 6-speed manual or a nicely equipped LT automatic?

 

 

Good luck with that.

The iM will have Toyota's reliability reputation. I am glad for a Corolla hatchback in the US. 

 

 

Is that worth a $4k price increase?

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These two products answer questions that nobody asked. Perhaps somebody in Toyota really does want Scion to close down, and the best way to do it is to give the brand yesterday's leftovers; plan their failure; and win over the rest of the firm in shutting down the brand once and for all.

 

Scion is on the brink because of decay that stems from lack of investment. This isn't enough.

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do they still sell the Xa too?  or is the Xd that is the small piece of turd

 

That would be the xD and I think it will be shown the door soon.

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