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

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai
Scion iR teaser photo LA 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.

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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 will be at the L.A. Auto Show covering all the reveals live from the show floor.

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Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Jonny_Vancouver Jonny_Vancouver on Oct 08, 2015

    Bring it!

  • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Oct 14, 2015

    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.