Scion says the iM was inspired by European touring cars that have an adjustable suspension and 19-inch forged alloys with sticky tires hiding vented rotors with 4-piston calipers. Oh, and Toyota's totally boring 1.8 four banger from the Corolla.

You might think this should make it as a hot hatch once it reaches production, but Scion is more likely to sell it as a slightly tuned Toyota Auris from overseas. It certainly won't be the American Type-R Civic.

If you happen to be a young person at the LA Auto show, share your thoughts with Scion on their statement about the iM Concept:

The tastes of today's younger buyers have evolved. They want a car that provides excitement and individuality, as well as the comfort, technology and reliability. The iM Concept combines sleek styling with the versatility of a modern hatchback to catch the eye of Scion customers. Stay tuned for more on how we will bring this vision to the road.

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We will stay tuned, and expect the same from the iM.