Scion is coming to the 2015 SEMA Show with four vehicles out of which two are made for this year’s Annual Scion Tuner Challenge. 2015 SEMA Show will take place from November 3 to November 6.
Crooks & Castles iM
This customized Scion iM hatchback gets an all-black exterior, Vollkommen Design over fender kit, front spoiler, and white mesh 18-inch Rotiform wheels wrapped in Toyo tires. Mechanical changes include a new exhaust and AccuAir suspension. The interior of the car features a black and white theme. The seats are Recaro R100 race seats while the pedals are Sparco Settanta and the steering wheel has been provided by Nardi Sport Rally. White leather covers the roll cage.
The illest iM has been made with inspiration drawn from the Japanese VIP world. The custom model is differentiated by its exterior dark grey color that is embellished with safari accents and stripes on the sides. The wheels are 19-inch Rotiform units shod with Toyo tires. The interior receives leather and suede upholstery, specially-designed front and rear trays, Momo shift knob and audio system courtesy of MB Quart. The only mechanical modification is an Air Lift air suspension.
Both these hatchbacks were created out of a new Scion iM and a budget of US$15,000. The other two concepts are the Eddie Huang Scion iA and the Skybound Entertainment/Robert Kirkman Outcast Scion iA.
The Eddie Huang Scion iA is a modern take on the classic lowrider having a metallic yellow paint with root beer accents. It also has a mural of a “human panda” on the hood. Other revisions to the body are gold-plated front grille and golden wire wheels. The interior is endowed with a chain-link steering wheel and custom swivel front seats. Mechanical changes are the dual-stage air bag system with independent wheel control that allow side to side, front to back and 3-wheel motion.
Skybound Entertainment’s Scion iA is based on the theme of demonic possession taking inspiration from Robert Kirkman’s latest comic book ‘Outcast’. The body gets an orange, black and green tone with a demonic spirit graphic on the roof. The car will gyrate, smoke, change colors, and emit eerie sounds that is meant to endear fans of the possession genre. The mechanical changes are meant to move and operate the car on its own, through pneumatic movements of multiple components and an automated sequence of light and audio effects.
Both Scion Tuner Challenge vehicle entries will be judged by a panel consisting of the previous year’s participants. The grand prize winner of US$10,000 will be announced at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show on November 28.