Scion is leaving its cars orphaned, and besides the soon to be cancelled tC, Toyota is adopting the dead brand’s three other models and giving each a new name.
When the Scion iA becomes a Toyota this summer, it will be the Yaris iA, while the Scion iM (pictured above) is becoming the Corolla iM. The iM is actually the Toyota Auris which is sold in global markets, but underneath it is a Corolla hatchback, which makes sense of the name.
The new name for the Yaris iA sedan is a little murky, as this car is really a rebagded Mazda2 and shares nothing in common with the current Toyota Yaris, which is available in both two- and four-door hatchback form. The Yaris iA is exclusively offered as a sedan.
No other changes for these cars were announced and none are expected considering both of these cars are new on the market this year. The Corolla iM will be offered with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder sending 137 horsepower to a CVT or a six-speed manual while the Yaris iA comes with a 106-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine hooked up to a six-speed manual or an automatic with the same amount of gears.
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