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Revealed ahead of its Hollywood homecoming, the iM offers style and substance with a dash of practicality.

Painted in 'Incrediblue' (which strangely resembles Lexus' new Ultrasonic Blue) the concept apes big Euro touring cars, with its gaping air intakes, low slung body, smooth lines and big beefy wheels. Performance tires, 4 piston calipers and adjustable racing suspension round out the concept iM's package.

Powertrain details have not been mentioned which leads me to believe they are unimpressive, well not unimpressive but when was the last time a Corolla knocked your socks off?

Remember this is a concept, purely. Yes the production model will be based on the Auris and will share visual similarities with the concept but I would certainly not expect anything remotely resembling this package.

“The tastes of today’s younger buyers have evolved. They want a car that provides excitement and individuality, as well as the comfort, technology and reliability that Scion offers,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “The iM Concept combines sleek styling with the versatility of a modern hatchback to catch the eye of Scion customers. Stay tuned for more on how we will bring this vision to the road.”
The grand debut will take place November 19th at the LA Auto Show. The production iM will be revealed to us at the NY Auto Show in early 2015.

 

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The concept looks pretty good. I think that the production version will probably lose some of the more interesting body work that is on the concept. I quite like the back end. The shape of the back and also the taillight design is really nice.

I'm also not expecting any incredible powertrains, but is that what people are really looking for in a Scion iM?
 
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