The first motor show of the year, the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, hasn’t even kicked off yet, and already Scion is looking forward to the next one. Toyota’s hip and young American offshoot will head to the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) in April with not only the Scion iM, but also its first ever sedan.

The production version of the concept that debuted at Los Angeles in November, the iM will be the Stateside iteration of the Toyota Auris. We’re expecting the car to ditch the concept’s outrageous bodykit and large wheels – all current Scions are sold in a single basic trim, leaving it up to the buyer to customise the car to their own liking. The company previously teased a sticker price of under US$20,000 (RM71,300).

The unknown quantity is Scion’s new sedan, with no details released so far. However, Automotive News previously reported that the car would be based on the new Mazda 2 Sedan – which made its world premiere at the Thai Auto Expo last month – and will be built at Mazda’s new plant in Salamanca, Mexico. Looks like Mazda’s B-segment fighter wouldn’t be underpinning the next-gen Toyota Yaris, after all.

Scion’s Big Apple debuts are part of a three-model onslaught planned for the next three years, battling slowing sales and an ageing lineup. “We’re inviting drivers to re-imagine what they can accomplish with a Scion,” said group vice president Doug Murtha. “Both new models will stand out in the marketplace for their style and substance. I can confidently predict that 2015 will be an exciting year for Scion.”

Scion iM Concept from LA 2014