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I have a feeling the production model may not come with the wide fenders as seen here, but I would be surprised if that is in fact the case.
 

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The wider fenders would be pretty awesome to have on the production model, but I do agree that it probably won't happen. It's a shame though because it really makes the car look more aggressive and exciting.
 

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Its not like I was expecting the iM to get the wider body, but it looks so good that I am a little disappointed now. The wide body takes it up a notch from the more pedestrian look of the regular bodied version.
 

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Here are my photos of the iM from the Los Angeles auto show.

Scion's male model apparently, posing with the iM:



Subtle anthracite finish on the wheels:





Matte tail lights:





The concept looks great, and I love that blue color. I hope Scion retains that blue color for the production car's color palette.
 

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I'd like a littler deeper IMO, something similar to Lexus Ultra sonic Blue, but that may not be feasible as that seems to be their signature F paint, so it may not be acceptable on a poverty pack scion...
 

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I heard they were trying to make the front bumper look like the wing on a single seater...
 

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I'll be a bit disappointed if we don't get fogs like the below from the factory, it will be a bit of setback, something i'll acquire either way and throw in some HID's :D

Nothing like HID projectors :D

 

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I was trying to see if I could tell from the recent spy shots if the fog lights were included but they have done a pretty good job at hiding them. If I had to guess I'd say they aren't there. See if you can tell from the spy shots.





 

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Thankfully fog lights rank fairly low on the valuation scale of would be purchasers. Bescause lets be serious its not young people who will buy the car (I know what the rhetoric is thank you), it will be bought by poor lower middle class families... Oh I'm sure you'll see a few like the above, but the majority of volume is going to be from broke 50 year olds who NEED to get to work everyday and are thoroughly finished with the used market.
 

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Seeing two test mules in that one shot has me thinking how many more Scion iM test mules they have around aside from what we're seeing here.
 

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Seeing two test mules in that one shot has me thinking how many more Scion iM test mules they have around aside from what we're seeing here.
They don't need test mules, this is publicity. Think about it, the Auris has already been a functioning and on sale car since 2012. They're running the mules around because it keeps Scion in your mouth...
 

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Thankfully fog lights rank fairly low on the valuation scale of would be purchasers. Bescause lets be serious its not young people who will buy the car (I know what the rhetoric is thank you), it will be bought by poor lower middle class families... Oh I'm sure you'll see a few like the above, but the majority of volume is going to be from broke 50 year olds who NEED to get to work everyday and are thoroughly finished with the used market.
I think that they say young people because it combines a certain income level and capability need to go after. So young people will buy the car, but older "poor" folks as you put it will also because they share a similar profile. Similar income and unlikely to have children to bring around.
 

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They don't need test mules, this is publicity. Think about it, the Auris has already been a functioning and on sale car since 2012. They're running the mules around because it keeps Scion in your mouth...
Exactly, look what we have here, a Scion iM... WITH NO CAMO (mind blasted)



What great timing these 'spy shots' came in around especially with all the auto shows coming right around the corner, primarily the Detroit show
 

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I think that they say young people because it combines a certain income level and capability need to go after. So young people will buy the car, but older "poor" folks as you put it will also because they share a similar profile. Similar income and unlikely to have children to bring around.
so you're saying Scion=Mercedes? Because thats the exact same Rhetoric Mercedes is using now, and come to mention it so is Cadillac, oh and Ford and Honda...

you don't think that could simply be the positioning de rigueur? Boomers take primacy in the market place for two reasons One: Money, Two: Ability to Spend Money. The iM is potential bliss for emptynesters (which is another reason it should be branded Toyota). Its long been known in the auto industry that its easy to sell an old man a young mans car, especially when we're all just a bunch of special puddles who are what we say we are because we said we were!
 

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That's what is all comes down to, that younger crowd doesn't have as many obligations and more fun money at least from what it seems also probably credit ratings that aren't yet abused, good time to tap in ;)
 
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