Scion has announced that its new iM Concept car will debut on Wednesday, November 19 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The concept car, a modified Toyota Auris sold in Europe, is a wide five-door compact hatchback with a notably lower ride height, inspired by the sportiness of the cars seen on the European touring car racing circuit, says Scion.
The performance inspiration is also seen in other aspects of the car including its 19-inch forged alloy wheels, performance tires, and vented front rotors and four-piston calipers that work with adjustable height racing suspension.
Scion has provided more details about the new concept car in the press release below.
MODERN AND MAGNETIC: SCION iM CONCEPT CAR TO DEBUT AT LA AUTO SHOW
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.