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2015 New York International Auto Show: 2016 Scion iA

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While the Scion iM is the sporty car a lot of people will be talking about, the Scion iA is a single-spec four-door subcompact sedan aimed squarely at people who feel like they’re priced out of the new car market.
What Is It?

Here’s something we hadn’t thought about before: Scion never had a car with a trunk. The 2016 Scion iA will be the first Scion sedan ever built. It’s a car that’s built for Scion’s one-price, no-haggle strategy, targeted at consumers just buying their first new automobile. The cars are well-equipped and stylish, but they’re all equipped to the same level.

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What Toyota Is Saying

“‘Dramatic’ could be an understatement when describing the visual impact of the 2016 Scion iA. Beneath the daringly curved sheetmetal lies a tight, agile machine that re-defines ‘entry level.’ Call the design ‘class above,’ a term that applies throughout the car.”

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What’s New for 2016?

  • All new for 2016
  • Four-door sedan bodystyle
  • 106hp 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder
  • Standard six-speed manual gearbox
  • Available six-speed automatic transmission
  • MacPherson front and torsion bar rear suspension
  • Front side airbags and side curtain airbags
  • Standard Low-Speed Pre-Collision system with laser sensors to help avoid rear end collisions or slow the car before a collision happens
  • Standard rear-view backup camera
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Standard steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Standard 7-inch Display Audio System
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity

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When Does It Go On Sale?

The Scion iM arrives in dealerships in the fall of 2015 with an “estimated MSRP in the $16,000 range.”


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Craig Fitzgerald

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