If the badge on the all-new 2016 Scion iM stood for “instant message,” the message to buyers would be that they can now get a fun-to-drive, high-style, high-content hatchback loaded with value. The all-new Scion iM arrives in dealerships this fall, and in true Scion practice, this is a mono-spec model equipped like an upgraded model from competitors.
The all-new 2016 Scion iM is the answer for buyers looking for a dynamic hatchback. It has sporty bodylines with uniquely twisted rocker panels. The cabin is roomy, refined, versatile and equipped with high-tech gear. The 1.8-litre DOHC engine is eager to rev and very easy on gas. The chassis, with sophisticated double-wishbone rear suspension and standard 17-inch alloy wheels, are ready to smooth out urban bumps and tame adventurous curves. For more hands-on driving fun, a six-speed stick shift is also available.
For safety, the 2016 Scion iM comes with class-leading eight standard airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag and a front passenger seat cushion airbag.
Design: The Meaning of iM
In the name, the “i” stands for individual. Intriguing. For the M, think modern, multi-faceted and magnetic.
The Scion iM shows a familiar face, with a hexagon lower grille, sharp-eyed headlights and side bezels with honeycomb mesh pattern seen also on the brand’s FR-S sports car. That aerodynamic expression carries into the profile, which conveys dynamic movement from the lower front to the rear. It’s like a “swoosh line” rendered in steel.
The piano black grille treatment, standard sporty body aero kit, LED daytime running lights and taillights leave an unmistakable signature. Also true to the Scion way, the colour selection gives the design tremendous visual pop: Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Spring Green Metallic and Electric Storm Blue.
Limited time 0.49% semi-monthly lease offered through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit to qualified retail customers on all new 2016 Scion iM models (KARJEC). Example (applies across Canada except Quebec): 2016 Scion iM (KARJEC) with a vehicle price of $23,785 (including $1,695 freight and PDI, and $100 air conditioning charge) leased at 0.49% over 48 months with $625 down payment equals 96 semi-monthly payments of $128 with a cost of borrowing of $335 and a total obligation of $12,905. $0 security deposit and first semi-monthly payment due at lease inception. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, registration, fees and taxes. 20,000 km allowance for 12 months, with ability to purchase additional kilometres at $0.05 /km at time of lease inception, and a charge of $0.07 /km for excess kilometres. Dealer may lease for less.