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Present at SEMA will be a pair of customised Scion iA sedans and Scion iM hatchbacks. Interestingly, this yellow tricked-out iA you see here was thought up by chef and Fresh Off the Boat writer, Eddie Huang. Inspiration of the design comes from the classic lowriders that Los Angeles is famed for.

Outside, the ride comes in a yellow metallic paint with root beer accents. On the front bonnet, there’s a “human panda” mural – it’s how Huang refers to himself. Also, the front grille comes gold-plated, while on the sides, the wire-style rims have also been coated in gold, wrapped in whitewall tyres, for full souped-up effect.

Inside, it’s all pimped-out with a chain-link steering wheel, custom Corbeau GTS II swivel front seats with Alcantara inserts, ultra-suede accents and floor mats, a Bamboo shifter and a gold-plated “human panda” plaque on the rear window. Also, it comes with a Pioneer audio system with three amplifiers and four subwoofers in the middle of the rear seats.

Underneath, the lowrider is given an air suspension, a reinforced chassis, a tougher rear axle and a chrome-plated billet double A-Arm front suspension. Huang has also taken the initiative to put in a dual-stage air bag system with independent wheel control for each wheel.

The other Scion iA, called the Outcast, is a collaboration between the brand and Skybound Entertainment. Inspired by a comic book of the same name by Robert Kirkman, it comes with a Five Axis Aero Kit, a custom paint job and 18-inch aluminium wheels. Inside, the Outcast, themed around “demonic possession,” will leave a lasting impression – it can blow out eery smoke on its own.

It comes with suede seat inserts, headliner and an illuminated Outcast logo as well as Pioneer audio system with 11 speakers. Step inside and you’ll be welcomed with a choreographed programme to give off the impression that a “car possession” is taking place. The car will activate its LED headlights, open the rear doors and a blood splatter will project onto the windscreen.

The final Scions are iM hatchbacks, the first of which is decked out by streetwear brand, illest. Outside, it comes with a Dark Grey exterior lined with side stripes and Safari-inspired accents.

It’s also sitting low, thanks to an Air Lift air suspension, 19-inch Rotiform wheels with Rays Engineering lug nuts and Brembo brakes. Inside, it gets a leather and suede upholstery, Momo shift knob as well as Vip’d Out front and rear trays, while audio comes courtesy of MB Quart.

The other Scion iM is kitted out by another streetwear brand, Crooks and Castle. It features a Volkommen Design over fender kit, front spoiler and exhaust system. On all fours, are 18-inch Rotiform LHR Concave wheels.

Open the doors, and you’ll find that Crooks and Castle’s iM is fitted with a custom roll cage. Moreover, it also comes with a pair of Recaro R100 race seats, in the front. As for the driver’s seat, expect to find a Nardi Sport Rally steering wheel and a Nardi Ambition shifter, while below, it gets Sparco Settanta pedals.

Scion iA sedan lowrider and Outcast:


Scion iM hatchback by illest and Crooks and Castle: