Read more about the Scion iA Announced as Brand’s First Sedan at AutoGuide.com.A brand dedicated to quirky niche models, Scion is now preparing to launch its first ever sedan.
The Toyota division is teasing the new four-door as well as a new compact hatchback, both of which will debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The all-new iA will be the first sedan in Scion’s lineup and will be based on the Mazda 2 sedan. Scion will also pull the sheet off the iM, a hatchback that’s based on the European Toyota Auris. Scion is aiming both cars at young buyers with aggressive styling, although don’t expect a hot hatch. Power for the iM is said to come from the same 1.8-liter 4-cylinder found in the Corolla, while the iA is expected to use the 1.5-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv engine found in the 2016 Mazda 2. The iA will also be sold in Canada but badged as a Toyota Yaris Sedan. Both the iA and iM will be revealed on March 31, 2015, the eve of the New York Auto Show.