Scion and Toyota to release new models for 2018: iM and Yaris Sedan
If the Scion iM were an individual, its resume would check out something like: appealing, specific, contemporary, multi-faceted, accommodating, aggressive. These are a few of the qualities Toyota’s more youthful off-shoot brand name states encapsulates their very first brand-new production offerings in a number of years, slated to strike dealers later on this year– the stylish iM hatchback and the iA sedan (likewise referred to as the four-door Yaris in Canada).
Scion explains this five-door hatch as “the response for young purchasers trying to find a stylish hatchback, however still having to spend for things like lease, school loans and weekend enjoyable.” It’s a little toned-down from the initial tuner-esque principle, with its huge fenders and wild exhaust system, revealed to the general public throughout the automobile program season. The iM keeps an appealing look and must make for a great match versus rivals like the Mazda3, Honda Fit and Hyundai Elantra.
While no Canadian rates has actually been revealed yet, United States MSRP is anticipated to be in the sub-$20,000 variety. Functions abound for its sector, consisting of a 1.8-litre, 137 horse power engine; a six-speed handbook transmission or optional seven-speed step-shift continually variable transmission; basic 17-inch alloy wheels; backup cam; power folding side mirrors, and more.
Instead of present another badge north of the border, Toyota chose to count on the highly regarded Yaris name for their brand-new four-door.
“Canadians like the performance and active efficiency of subcompacts. And this year we’ll offer chauffeurs much more of exactly what they enjoy, with a brand new Yaris Sedan,” states Toyota Canada vice president Larry Hutchinson.
Varying a little from the upside-down smile embodied by the face of the present Yaris hatchback, the sedan has a similarly big silver-trimmed hexagonal grille controling the front end. Comparable to the 2015 design, it is powered by a 1.5-litre, 106 horse power engine, however paired to a 6, rather than 5, speed handbook transmission.
Not remarkably, fuel economy will be a significant emphasize, with anticipated highway L/100 km numbers to hover around 5.6.
Cost for the lorry, offered in one trim just, hasn’t been launched yet either, however will remain in the MSRP $16,000 USD variety.