Scion needed a hot hatch on a budget, and so under $20k gets you the 2016 Scion iM and a handful of compromises. If you’re European then you might get a sense of deja-vu from the iM. Scion didn’t look far afield for its donor car, effectively just rebadging the Toyota Auris sold across the Atlantic and slapping a body kit on the outside.
It’s not an ugly car by any means, though I’m not sure the styling additions do it many favors. The 17″ wheels are nice, but the side sills in particular lack finesse. Most of the properly neat detailing, like the squinty headlamps and the sharply protruding rear light clusters are pure Auris.
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