The Scion iA, which will replace the xD as Scion’s smallest car, has been caught by a spy photographer ahead of its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The iA will officially be unveiled next week, but we already know that the iA will be a small sedan based on the Toyota Yaris platform using Mazda’s SkyActiv engine and transmission technology, which is Mazda’s blend of gas savings and peppy driving feel so you don’t have to hypermile to get high MPGs.
The Scion iA looks a lot like the Yaris, but without Toyota’s front grill. More specifics will come during the official debut at the NYIAS.
The Scion iM, which is a small hatchback larger than the iA about the same size as the Corolla, will also launch soon. For those of you keeping score, that means that the Scion iA is the sedan version of the Toyota Yaris and the Scion iM is the hatchback version of the Toyota Corolla. So Toyota and Scion are splitting the sedan and hatch market for each size of car. The no doubt upcoming sedan version of the RAV4 and wagon version of the FR-S should be interesting.
Source: Automotive News