2016 Scion IM

Mar 21st
When we tested the manual-transmission version of the 2016 Scion iM, we said of the Scion range in general, “It’s easy to wonder why they’re not just sold as Toyotas.” Soon afterward, Toyota announced that its youth-targeted sub-brand is shutting down after this model year. So here we have the CVT automatic iM, an orphan at age one.Testing it wasn’t…
2016 Scion IM

Feb 4th
It’s a curious turn for To­yota’s so-called “test labo­ra­tory division,” this new model. The iM eschews the overtly Japanese weirdness that established the Scion brand and made the original 2004–2007 xB the most successful of Toyota’s JDM product-line raids. This conventional four-door hatchback with its factory-supplied body kit and metallic-chartreuse paint seems like something Toyota developed during the import-tuner craze…