The 2016 Scion iA is the redesigned version of the fourth generation small sedan of Scion, the Mazda2 hatchback. The new model sedan was displayed at the Auto Show in New York that stands as the first-ever car for the youth-targeting Scion product of Toyota. Besides the equally fresh 2016 Scion iM , the new Scion iA will certainly assist breathe some much-required life to the Scion array, which has been currently suffering for several years, in spite of the introduction of the FR-S. The new sedan is expected to come as a stylish, affordable and competent subcompact sedan by means of some external and internal tweaks and with a powerful redesigned engine.
2016 Scion iA Changes, Redesign
The pictures of the new Scion established to be a dead ringer for the concluding model of the sedan. This means that with the omission of the headlights and front fascia, the new model sedan is the same as the Mazda2 sedan in terms of its exterior styling because the wheels of the vehicle are also borrowed from Mazda.
Obviously, the good news is that the 2016 iA resembles the smallest sedan of Mazda and it will not be sold in North America. This signifies that if buyers would like to acquire a four-door version of the next-generation of Mazda 2, that is, the small Scion, they will have to visit their local Toyota or Scion dealership. It is definite that the exterior design language through the swoopy wheel arcs, and the aggressive front fascia will surely add a diverse look to the familiar Mazda lineups.
Scion iA 2016 Interior
Similar to the exterior, the next gen Scion iA interior comes with the same interior features as that of the Mazda2 hatchback. However, the three-spoke steering wheel and the triple-pod gauge bunch will enhance the sporty feel, whereas the premium internal features, such as the center display screen will give the cabin of the vehicle a more upscale appearance. However, it’s differs from the features of the Mazda2 through the back seating configuration and in terms of the cargo area.
The new iA comes with the split folding back seats, though the manufacturer has not yet revealed what capacity the cabin or trunk of the new sedan will have. However, judging by latest Mazda products, it is expected that the new Scion iA is expected to come with a roomy cabin and cargo compartment. Some of the standard internal features of the Scion iA include multi-media with a seven-inch display monitor, push-button start, 6 speakers, a low-velocity pre-collision safety system, remote interface, rear-view camera and audio system with a touch screen,
2016 Scion iA Specs
it is expected to be equipped with a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter engine that offers the new sedan a maximum power in three variants 75 horsepower, 95 hp and 115 hp-with the i-ELOOP system. This new Scion iA 2016 engine will be mated to either an optional six-speed automatic transmission or with a standard six-speed manual transmission to enhance the performance and the fuel efficiency of the small sedan. With this engine, the new iA is capable of offering an appreciable mileage of 33 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway, with the combined mileage of 37 mpg.
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Price and release date
The 2016 Scion iA release date is officially unknown but it is expected to hit the dealerships for sale during the last quarter of 2015, with the base price of $16,000.