Scion iM Is The American Variant Of Toyota Auris


Scion is a subbrand of the Japanese auto concern Toyota, which was established in mid-2002 and is positioned as a manufacturer of youth-oriented cars.

The latest model of the brand Scion was the model iM, which was first shown in November 2014 in the Los Angeles Automobile Exhibition. Immediately it is worth noting that the car did not become a revelation and is a slightly rebuilt Toyota Auris second generation, which received a more aggressive appearance, which certainly will appeal to the youth, which is the main consumer audience of the brand.

Unlike its “parent”, the car is offered with only one engine, and potential buyers can additionally order a special package from the Toyota racing division, which includes a revised injection system, sports shock absorbers and a number of other elements designed to make the car more dynamic.

Dynamic Appearance

The new Scion iM has a dynamic and stylish appearance, which is made in the best traditions of the latest Toyota cars. The front part of the hatchback is ready to brag slightly squinted head optics with new-fashioned LED-lights of daylight, a stylish falshradiator grille, which, unlike Auris is made in the form of honeycombs, as well as a sports front bumper with a huge air intake.

Toyota Interior

The interior of the novelty completely repeats that in the Auris model, and it pleases, because the Japanese managed to create a really attractive, ergonomic and modern interior.

Directly in front of the driver is a three-spoke multi-wheel, providing a comfortable grip, as well as a modern instrument panel with large dials of speed and speed indicators, as well as an on-board computer display. The central part of the torpedo is represented by an infotainment and a microclimate adjustment unit.

The Japanese emphasize that when creating the interior, they used more high-quality finishing materials, as well as improved fitting of the details to each other, however, the assembly of Toyota interiors has long had no questions whatsoever.

Front seats are distinguished by good ergonomics, and thanks to a large range of adjustments, they will easily accept a passenger of any complexity. Between the seats is a small armrest, at the base of which there is a small box for various small things.

Only One Engine

Unlike its colleague, who offers a choice of three petrol engines, two diesel engines or a hybrid gasoline-electric power unit, the Scion iM is represented by only one engine – a 1.8-liter 137-horsepower gasoline engine, which is standardly aggregated by a 6-speed manual gearbox.

For an additional fee, the customer can equip the CVTi-S with a variator, which is tuned in such a way as to provide a more dynamic and frisky ride. This engine provides the hatch with good dynamic characteristics: acceleration from 0 to 100 takes less than 10 seconds, and the maximum is limited to 121 MPH.

The machine is built on the Toyota Auris platform of the first generation, which presupposes the presence of MacPherson struts in the front and beams at the rear.
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