Toyota’s American sub-brand Scion is bringing the Scion iM Concept car to the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. Described as a “five-door compact hatchback with sporty looks inspired by those seen on the European touring car racing circuit,” it’s based on the European-spec Toyota Auris.

The beefy concept gets “edgy, geometric” grille inserts, deep air intakes and fog lights. There’s also the custom-blended “Incrediblue” paint complemented by matte silver and gunmetal accents.


To create a grounded appearance, the Scion iM Concept receives a wide body and a lower ride height. The touring car inspiration carries through into the 19-inch forged alloy wheels and high performance rubber. Vented front rotors and four-piston calipers work with the adjustable height racing suspension to complete the package. No mention of what’s under the hood.

“The iM Concept combines sleek styling with the versatility of a modern hatchback to catch the eye of Scion customers. Stay tuned for more on how we will bring this vision to the road,” said Scion VP Doug Murtha, hinting at a Scion-badged Auris for North America.

GALLERY: Toyota Auris