In addition to pricing information for the 2016 iM hatchback, Scion has announced US prices for the Mazda2-based iA sedan as well.
Scion’s first sedan starts from $15,700 for the base version equipped with the six-speed manual transmission and from $16,800 for the six-speed automatic model. Prices don’t include a $795 delivery, processing and handling fee.
As with the iM hatch, there’s only one engine on offer for the iA, a smaller 106hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder which returns 33 mpg city/42 mpg highway/37 mpg combined MPG for the automatic version and 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined for the manual. The automatic transmission features a Sport Mode which shifts gears faster.
The Scion iA features MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, “tuned for a just-right balance of sporty handling and comfortable ride.” Scion also says steering and brake system tuning received attention “befitting of a sports sedan.” The Scion iA uses a rigid steering mount, which is said to provide a direct yet light feel.
Standard features also include 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, low-speed Pre-collision system, rear-view backup camera, 7-inch touch screen multimedia system with voice recognition, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power exterior mirrors and 60/40 split rear seat back.
Going on sale on September 1, the 2016 Scion iA will be available in seven colors: Stealth black, Abyss, Graphite, Pulse, Sapphire, Sterling and Frost.