The Scion brand has seen its final year. Fans of the sports compact vehicle may mourn its retirement, but the feeling is now fleeting. As of today, the Scion iM that you know and love has received a second life under the Toyota badge for 2017. But wait, there's more.
You may also be a big pundit of the Corolla. This isn't quite an exclusive group, with the brand owning title to the best selling car in the world for 2016 (and many years prior). Never one to rest on its laurels, Toyota is once again taking things up a notch. In a genius move, Toyota has married the Scion iM with the Coralla, a union that's produced a dazzling and sporty hatchback that has everyone taking notice. Without further adieu, here's the exciting new addition to the Corolla line-up for the year ahead.
The iM just may stand for "I'm impressed", something you're sure to say as soon as you lay your eyes on this compact car. Never before has versatility and performance been packaged with such style. And the Corolla knows it! The vehicle's aggressive body kit packs a confident attitude. It all begins with an impactful black honeycomb grille, body-toned spoiler, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillights, and chrome-tipped exhaust that allows the sporty nature of this hatchback to shine through. The body kit sits on standard 17-inch alloy wheels that convey vortex-inspired design and gloss black accents. The iM allows those that really want to get noticed, get noticed, by offering a color line that includes (but are not exclusive to) the tonal highlights of Electric Storm Blue, Spring Green Metallic, and Barcelona Red Metallic. Which will you choose?
If the outside is sporty (it is) the inside is sexy. The Corolla iM's luxurious dashboard features flowing lines, high-grade materials and a contrast dash panel that invites you to sit back and admire the scene before turning on the ignition. The expansive 7-inch touch-screen evidences a perfect balance between style and auto-infotainment options (more on the latter below) for vehicular techies. All of this is enjoyed from the comforts of a sport fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver's seat and a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, both with a convenient seat-back pocket.
Great looks are one thing. But Toyota knows you need your compact hatchback to run errands and carry you through your day to day and weekend adventures alike. You'll be pleased to know that the rear hatch opens to reveal a roomy cargo area that offers standard 60/40 split rear seats. Whether you've got friends, family, pets, or gear to bring along on your excursions the Corolla iM will accommodate.
This beauty is a dream to drive. The iM hatchback drives off the lot with a sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension and double-wishbone rear suspension. Whether you're on the highway or navigating urban and suburban streets you'll hug corners like a NASCAR pro. To make this sporty vehicle even more so, the iM has added an available Sport Mode button that unleashes its athletic, if not competitive, side. Sport Mode adjusts power to give you a quicker throttle response. When you apply it with the iM's manual shift mode, you gain even more control over meandering and zigzagging roads. With an up to 28 mpg city and 36 mpg hwy (31 combined) you will feel free to drive until your heart's content, without the slightest dent in your pocketbook.
Your time on the road is a comfortable one, with a standard dual zone climate control system. And when your enjoyable drive is complete (for the moment) the Corolla iM ensures that you can park and get in where you fit in with a standard integrated backup camera.
As a car of the future, realized today, the Corolla iM is equipped with all of the high-tech bells and whistles you could ever imagine making their way into a 2017 compact hatchback. With satellite radio, advanced voice recognition, four and six speakers, and available integrated navigation at your disposal via a standard high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen system, your auto-infotainment needs are covered.
The Corolla iM looks great, drives great, and feels great. But before Toyota planned for all of its captivating features, it placed safety as a priority. In keeping with the Corolla's reputation for safe driving, all 2017 Corolla iM's come standard with Toyota Safety Sense C. This updated version of Toyota's long standing safety package combines the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High Beams. Toyota Safety Sense C's all-encompassing safety features invent a true in-the-moment system that is designed to reinforce situational awareness and on-the-spot decision-making on the road.
View additional specs on the 2017 Corolla iM hatchback here. Ready to take this exciting compact vehicle for a spin? Contact us in Greater Vancouver to schedule a test drive today.