Scion iM Spied Testing with Dulled Style

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Scion iM Spied Testing with Dulled Style

After debuting the Scion iM concept at this year’s LA Auto Show, the Japanese automaker has been spied testing a prototype in Southern California.

Unfortunately for those that were fans of the iM concept on the show floor at the LA Convention Center, the production version is looking much more tame and might not be quite the hot hatch everyone was expecting. The concept’s more aggressive styling is nowhere to be seen and the production version is looking more like the Toyota Auris that it is based on.

SEE ALSO: Scion iM Concept Production-Bound Next Year

Expect to get a better look at the production Scion iM early next year at the New York Auto Show before the vehicle goes on sale sometime in 2015. The four-door hatch is expected to start at less than $20,000.

GALLERY: Scion iM Spy Photos

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GALLERY: Scion iM Concept

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  • ClubRacer

    This is a gift for Scion. Toyota should just give up on them.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    I knew it would have lame/tame styling, and I totally called it. I don’t know what they’re thinking over there at Scion. Not to sound harsh, but whoever is in charge of vehicle planning for scion should be replaced or is it they guy who gives final approval? … I’m sad to think of all the good ideas and designs that have been dismissed or denied over the years, this offshoot brand has so much potential, but somebody or somebody(s) over there is majorly dropping the ball! I had hoped after the release of the FR-S that it would herald a turning point for Scion befitting this seemingly new era in auto design where other companies are pushing styling limits, but no that doesn’t seem to be the case and it’s just such a let down.

    Hey Scion; Fear is the mind killer.

  • Mike S

    Yep, it’s the standard Auris currently available elsewhere. The Aussies have the best choices, like the Levin option, found here: http://www.toyota.com.au/corolla/colours#hatch

  • Goran

    Seems that the team that’s in charge of concepts is the only team that’s having fun.