Scion has revealed the iA sports sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show
Scion has revealed the iA sports sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show.
Basically a rebadged version of the Mazda2 Sedan, the model is “remarkably sporty, yet very affordable” with estimated MSRP in the 16,000 USD-range. Although the manufacturer says the design of the car is “dramatic”, in fact it features only a few changes compared to its Mazda twin. The front end has a completely new hexagonal radiator grille and swept back headlights, while the only notable changes at the back are the new taillights graphics.
Featuring a “high-strength body structure”, the vehicle is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol unit with 106 HP (78 kW). It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission. The manufacturer-estimated fuel economy stands at 33 city / 42 highway / 37 combined MPG (7.1 / 5.6 / 6.3 l/100 km).
The iA rides on 16-inch wheels and MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension that have been tuned for a “just-right balance of sporty handling and comfortable ride not normally associated with this segment”.
Standard equipment includes a keyless entry and push-button engine start, a low-speed pre-collision system, a rear view camera, etc.
Full details can be found at the press release section below.