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2016 Scion iA zoom-zooms into the New York auto show (pictures)

Scion unveils the iA, its first ever sedan model, at the New York auto show.

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Scion iA

Scion unveils the 2016 iA, its first ever sedan model, at the New York auto show.

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The little sedan is powered by an even smaller 1.5-liter engine that outputs about 100 horsepower.

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The front end design appears to be a sharpened evolution of what we've seen on the Prius C.

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The iA's chassis and engine are based on the same underpinnings as the new Mazda2 compact.

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As a result, much of the Scion's style is shared with Mazda's Kodo: Soul of Motion design language.

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Scion promises that the iA will be a fun little economy car with excellent handling.

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It's a bit odd that Scion is only just now getting around to selling a sedan.

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One of the least expensive models in Scion's line up, the iA is expected to retail for about $16,000.

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The compact will also be the most fuel efficient Scion model, boasting up to 42 highway MPG.

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The iA will be available with either a manual transmission or a six-speed automatic that features a locking torque converter

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The iA's design feels cohesive from some angles, but from others the front and rear feel stylistically disconnected.

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The iA will come standard with a forward pre-collision alert with auto-braking, another first for the brand.

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The compact's cabin seems well sorted and spacious.

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Interior finish is on par with what we've seen in the Mazda2, but this feels like a $16,000 car.

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Tech is also borrowed from Mazda, as indicated by the physical infotainment controller on the center console.

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The move away from Scion's standard double-DIN infotainment will no doubt deter car audio enthusiasts.

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Instrumentation is based around a large center gauge.

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