2016 Scion iA sedan and hatchback specs

All-new model from Japanese brand is on its way. 2016 Scion iA is a “first company (Scion) sedan” according to the Company officials. Mazda and Toyota recently joined strengths in order to develop “better cars”. The agreement on long term partnership will be based on mutual cooperation where each company will invest its respective strengths to create the best car possible. As a result of this joint venture, the 2016 Scion iA seems to be the Mazda 2 with Scion badge on it.  Let’s see what this is really about:

2016 Scion iA Front

2016 Scion iA Design and features

Toyota officials nicely explained the naming scheme for the 2016 Scion iA. The “I” in the model’s name stands for Individual. Intriguing. Easy on the customer’s income. While “A” stands for aggressive styling, accommodating cabin and trunk, and affordable.

That being said, the 2016 Scion iA has some familiar styling cues. Its front grill is hexagonal shaped, surrounded with chrome line, placed lower and combined with sharp-eyed headlights. Other than that, its bumper gets piano black treatment, and its tailpipe is chromed as well. The overall shape of the model is taken from Mazda’s 2 sedan, although similarities between these two go beyond the body shape.

Interior of the model is, again, influenced by Mazda. The cockpit design is great, and it looks actually pricier than it is. 7-inch stand-alone screen is placed on top of the dash. It could be controlled by either  touch or dial-and-buttons input. The instrument cluster contains single binnacle and pair of secondary displays.

Its features include 16-inch aluminum wheels, forward-collision warning system, cruise and climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, a rear defogger, LED turn-signal indicators on power mirrors, and a rearview camera. Its tech features include audio system with 6 speakers, Bluetooth connection, voice recognition, USB and analog-input ports, and streaming-app compatibility.

2016 Scion iA Interior

2016 Scion iA Engine specs

Under the hood of the 2016 Scion iA will be placed a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, capable to deliver up to 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. The power will be transmitted via 6-speed transmission. Both manual and automatic version of the gearbox will be available.

Although there is no EPA-estimates yet, Toyota claims that new Scion iA will deliver 33 mpg in the city, 42 on the highway and 37 mpg in combined ride. High rates are possible also thanks to low weight of the vehicle, which is around  2,400 pounds, which makes the iA one of the lightest models in its segment.

2016 Scion iA Rear

2016 Scion iA Price and release date

Exact pricing of the model is not released yet, but the iA will stay in “$16,000 range”. This means that model’s starting price will be around $16,000, and since the iA comes only in one trim, the price could be increased by adding optional features. Release of the model is expected during this fall, 2015.

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