Something about the fat rear tires and floating wide-body fenders of this Scion iM concept just screams WRX, does it not? In all likelihood, this is just a sportified version of a future Scion xD — reborn from the bones of the Toyota Matrix. But how sweet would a Scion WRX hatchback be…..!
We thought it was a tC previously… so why not go for being wrong twice =]
2014 Scion iM Concept
First look this morning at the very promising Scion iM concept car for Los Angeles!
The ‘iM’ name of this hot new Scion prototupe is a reference to the brand’s new Driven campaign, with fans and Scion drivers encouraged to tweet with the #iMdriven hashtag to show some love.
(Not to be confused with Range Rover’s #IamDriven contest .. which we did not win. A skydiver from ‘ellay’ won the trip to Carmel.)
So what is this Scion iM concept? It appears to be a hotter and more-aggressive sports car. The deep scoops and lighting elements are heavily FR-S-influenced, as is the low hood and giant fender flares shown on the two teaser images so far.
But the tight dimensions between the front door cutout and front axle point to a front-drive model – perhaps the future Scion tC. This new model will share a much more sleek design and sportier proportions. Low and wide appears to be the name of the game. Will it stay a two-door or become a four-door coupe? That remains unknown. But this concept is looking hot until we find out!
2016 ACURA ILX
The 2016 Acura ILX production car will also debut in LA, with upgraded trims, wheels, tech and LED lighting front and rear.
The new ILX is likely to arrive in the first few months of 2015 as a 2016 model year.
2016 Toyota Prius V facelift
This one is unconfirmed, but the revised Prius+, as the car is called in Europe, debuted recently in Paris. Looking more futuristic and sharing the latest Toyota slim-grille design, the new Prius V in the US is likely to be refreshed to keep a consistent look with the upcoming Prius gen-four and Prius FCV.
2016 Toyota FCV
Torrance, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 – Like any new star about to step out on the world stage in Los Angeles, Scion’s new iM Concept car is taking some test shots. The photos, also debuting on Instagram, reveal the distinctively sporty front end of the car as it gets ready for the spotlight. The iM Concept car reflects the evolution of Scion as the needs and desires of its youthful customers also evolve. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation at #iMDriven.
Scion’s Los Angeles Auto Show press conference will be held Wednesday, November 19, at 3:40 p.m. in the South Hall.
Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit www.scion.com.
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