New Scion iR City Car Could Debut at L.A. Auto Show

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New Scion iR City Car Could Debut at L.A. Auto Show

Scion will introduce an all-new concept car at the L.A. Auto Show, and bets are that it will be the iR city car.

Scion trademarked the iR name back in April, and the car could be the third new model in Toyota’s affordable “youth brand” lineup. The brand this year came out with its iA, a rebadged Mazda2 sedan, and the iM, which is a Toyota Auris/Yaris hatchback in disguise.

We can see from the teaser photo that the Scion badge sits on a hatchback, and with the Scion iQ being discontinued, there is room in the lineup for a small city car.

ALSO SEE: 2016 Scion iM Review

Earlier this year, a Scion executive said that the third new car in the lineup wouldn’t be a crossover, but that it would be based on a global Toyota product, like the Aygo, a five-door sub-compact city car.

Not much other information is available, but AutoGuide.com will be at the L.A. Auto Show covering all the reveals live from the show floor.

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  • Kinetis

    Darn, I guess we won’t see the crossover till at least the summer or fall of next year then? The CHR looks promising if they don’t neuter it too much for production.

  • Jack

    Does anyone really care? Scion just keeps making every new car of theirs more boring than the last. The iq was awful…this probably will be too.

  • Cody Beisel

    It will also be souless to drive like the rest of scions line up. No I don’t consider the brz oops I mean frs a toyota product

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    Bring it!

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    The FR-S is as much a Toyota product as the BR-Z is a Subaru, and the rest of Scion’s line up might seem boring, but they’re all purpose built, extremely well made, and more reliable than most cars. At the end of the day, for that price range, that’s what really matters.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    The iQ is ahead of it’s time, and I’d rather have an iQ than a Smart car any day of the week!

  • Cody Beisel

    I owned a 2012 scion tc. Here’s the conclusion I made when comparing the price of a new 2015 tc with no options to my new 2015 honda civic si. For 2200 more you receive the best manual transmission money can buy, you receive a much higher fit finish cabin with better touch screen controls and a much better blue tooth system. You get a quiter ride, better handling and way and I mean way more power. The si also seems to be averaging better fuel mileage then mu scion did. Option the tc with heated seats, you are already paying more for it then the si. Did I mention the si comes Standard with 3 way headed seats? The iM has to be the ugliest slowest car iv driven it takes till the second coming of Christ just to get that thing up to 60! The frs is a great car that was engineered by subaru and manufactured by subaru. The only toyota parts on it are suspension components unique to the frs, that’s the only difference of that cat everything else was built by subaru. Funny fact the brz in Europe ditches toyota(now subaru) direct injection they got in the deal for building the sports car for toyota and use their own system which yields 228 hp. Funny how because of toyota technology the car is slower. The best car in scions line up belongs to subaru the frs and the other the IA belonging to mazda. Toyota has the money not to build cars but buy them from others, they lack forward thinking engineers.

  • Cody Beisel

    So my advice steer clear of scion and go to Honda or Mazda for your next cars. Both companies seem to have the best quality out of every car iv driven for their price points.

  • alessandro ortiz

    I’ve never heard of, nor been able to find any mention of a european BRZ that makes 228 hp. Where did you hear that?

  • Cody Beisel

    Top gear U.K

  • Cody Beisel

    Il see if I can source the article it was posted 1 year ago. In Canada and U.S we got the aurora editor or series blue which has all the suspension and appearance upgrades of that particular model but not the engine upgrades. Maybe it was an emissions issue

  • Interestingly, “ir” is the Spanish verb “to go.” Given the vibrant Spanish-speaking markets in North America, South America, and Europe, this could prove a very good branding, if the platform itself doesn’t suck.