Following a preview, Scion has unveiled the iM concept ahead of a public debut programmed a week from now at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Following a preview, Scion has unveiled the iM concept ahead of a public debut programmed a week from now at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

For this year's LA show, Scion decided to increase the testosterone level of the Euro-spec Toyota Auris to create an "iM" concept which adopts a beefier body kit and an "incrediblue" paint complemented by matte silver and gunmetal accents. It has also been lowered compared to the standard car and rides on 19-inch forged alloys wrapped around in performance tires.

Also on the menu for the sporty five-door hatchback are a height-adjustable racing suspension, vented front rotors, four-piston brake calipers, slim side mirrors and a centrally positioned trapezoidal exhaust. There's no word about what powers the concept but a potential production version would likely get the US-spec Corolla's four-cylinder 1.8-liter motor with 132 bhp (98 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 126 lb-ft (170 Nm) at 4,000 rpm.

Full details will be disclosed on November 19 when the Scion iM concept will premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Scion iM concept unveiled ahead of Los Angeles Auto Show debut