Toyota Corolla IM and Yaris IA Are the Brand's New Adopted Scion Models

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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.

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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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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Mar 17, 2016

    While the Auris/iM/Corolla iM was always basically a Corolla, they should have just called it the Prodigal. ;)

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    • Perry F. Bruns Perry F. Bruns on Mar 20, 2016

      Resurrecting that name might work in the Asia/Pacific Rim, but the North American market would be even more confused by it than it already is. Also, "Prodigal" was a joke. ;)

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Mar 17, 2016

    won't Yaris iA cannibalize sales from the Corolla sedan?

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    • Patstar5 Patstar5 on Apr 01, 2016

      Is the scion/Toyota iM the successor to the Toyota Matrix? Looking for a car similar to my Pontiac vibe which I recently wrecked. I know the Matrix was the vibe's twin. The yaris seems smaller than it.