Scion has announced pricing for the Toyota Auris-based iM hatchback in the United States. Arriving in dealerships on September 1, the new model starts from $18,460 for the manual transmission version and $19,200 for the CVTi-S model (prices don’t include a $795 delivery, processing and handling fee).
Unlike its European sibling, the 2016 Scion iM is only offered with a 137hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, mated to either a standard six-speed manual transmission or a CVT with Sport Mode and manual shifting capability. The latter offers an EPA rating of 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway/32 mpg combined, while the manual returns 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.
With double-wishbone rear suspension and standard 17-inch alloy wheels, the 2016 Scion iM is said to offer a good balance between comfort and handling. Standard equipment also includes 60/40 fold-down rear seats and cargo cover, 7-inch Pioneer Display Audio unit with standard HD Radio and Aha, rear-view backup camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display, dual-zone automatic A/C control, color-keyed heated power-folding exterior mirrors and Hill Start Assist.
The 2016 Scion iM is available in six body colors: Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Barcelona Red Metallic, Spring Green Metallic and Electric Storm Blue.