Los Angeles Auto Show this year was quite an important event for the Japanese brand Scion. They unveiled the new Scion iM Concept at this event which not only headed into production to expand their business, it will also lead the way for future models in terms of design.
The Scion iM Concept is a family hatchback with a lot of sporting flair. It is inspired by European hatchbacks and according to Scion it is designed to appeal to those customer who appreciate good looks and practicality at the same time and don’t want to sacrifice one for the other.
The FR-S sports car has not been as big a success as Toyota/Subaru/Scion and everyone else involved in thought it would be. So this time around Scion is doing its own thing, and going a direction that is more likely to get a response from today’s value-minded consumers.
The main styling features of the Scion iM Concept which may or may not make it to the production model – set for launch next year – include a prominent aero kit with front and rear spoilers and side skirts, 19-inch wheels, and a custom-blended “Incrediblue” paint are complemented by matte silver and gunmetal accents. The car also features 4-piston front calipers and adjustable-height racing suspension.