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2016 Scion iM shows some sharp styling from a frugal five-door [w/video]

2016 Scion iM | 2015 NYIAS
  • 2016 Scion iM | 2015 NYIAS
  • The 2016 Scion iM unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
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  • 2016 Scion iM | 2015 NYIAS
Scion has been starving for new products for some time, and the entry-level brand has finally gotten two of them at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Of the duo, the iM is probably the more intriguing one because it brings a slightly retouched look for the Toyota Auris across the Atlantic from Europe.

While nowhere near as aggressive as the concept from the 2014 LA Auto Show, the production iM is still a fairly attractive five-door. The front air dam features a stylish mix of gloss black and body color touches that look great, and the rear is dominated by a big set of wraparound taillights. It also wears an attractive set of standard 17-inch wheels with a layered effect for the spokes.

Buyers have a single engine option, which is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 137 horsepower, but the mill can be linked up to either a six-speed manual or a CVT with a stepped-shifting mode. The iM should be easy on fuel bills too thanks to an estimated 37 miles per gallon highway from the most efficient version.

Scion's new five-door hatch arrives at dealers this fall, and the brand expects prices to start at less than $20,000. Check out all of the shots in the gallery from the New York show floor for an early peek.

Scion IM Concept 360-Spin | 2015 NAIAS | Autoblog Short Cuts

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