Like the car market is not complicated enough, some manufacturers have decided to make things even more difficult to understand, so new model 2018 Scion IM now should be called Toyota Corolla IM. The question is why the manufacturer has decided to change the famous and recognizable name to the almost the same popular brand, we cannot answer easily, due to silence came from the company, but let say that changes always lead to something good, so that are our expectations in this case, too. However, that would be not the only changes in this large factory. 2018 Scion FR-S will have the second name Toyota 86 in Europe, while the Scion IA model will be called Toyota Yaris now, even there are not many similarities between those models by now.
If we want to describe the new 2018 Scion IM, we actually should start from the Corolla, which is the base model for this one. It has a recognizable front grille, not only mesh and large but slightly protruding, so the whole front end is like narrowed at the end. Recognizable hood with a curved line in letter Y has a thin line below it, with incorporated thin lights. The rest of the car is actually the same as on any other average sedan, with rounded roof, sharpen rear end and large rear lights, spread on the side of the rear bumper. There are not many lines and decorations on the sides of the car.
The cabin of 2018 Scion IM should be as comfort and wide as on other sedans in this class, meaning large adjustable seats, wrapped in leather with a great touchscreen in the middle of the cabin and perfectly distributed buttons in the dashboard. Besides that, there are no many details to distract the driver, so this car is one of the simplest and modesties on the sedans’ market.
There should not be surprises in term of the engine strength and transmission, as well. As we know by now, 2018 Scion IM should be driven with the 1.8-liter matched with six-speed CVT automatic transmission. The expected strength of this engine is around 132 horsepower with 128 pound-feet of torque. The great fuel economy results on Corolla show that we should expect the great numbers in Scion, but those numbers are still not officially confirmed by now.
2018 Scion IM – Corolla iM Price
If 2018 Scion IM share literally everything with the Toyota Corolla, then the price should be around $17,000 for the base model, so we expect something in that range.