$16,495 2016 Scion IA Has Pre-collision Safety System

Posted: Jul 7 2015, 4:26am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 7 2015, 4:29am CDT, in Cars & Vehicles


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$16,495 2016 Scion iA has Pre-collision Safety System

Toyota breaks now ground bringing a luxury car safety feature to a budget car.

Toyota unveiled the new Scion iA. The 2016 Scion iA will arrive in dealerships this fall with an MSRP of $16,495. That price includes a low-speed pre-collision safety system and 7-inch multi-media system with voice recognition. Because Scion has a no hassle, no haggle Pure Price, customers walk out the door with the same price they saw posted in the dealership.

Automatic breaking systems are usually found in luxury cars only. Toyota brings this advanced safety feature to a budget car. The standard low-speed Pre-collision system (up to 18mph uses lasers and cameras to help the driver avoid collisions and to help minimize damage in the event of an accident. There is even a camera in the rear for backing up. It appears though that the collision detection system is not offering speed and distance control, a feature found in more expensive cars.

The Scion iA features what Toyota calls a "dramatic" design. Beneath the daringly curved sheet metal lies a 1.5-liter engine with 106 horsepower. Customers have a choice of 6-speed stick shift or 6-speed automatic.

The 2016 Scion iA has a manufacturer-estimated 42 MPG highway consumption. Other features include 16-inch alloy wheels, Piano black bumper treatment, Chrome grille surround and tailpipe, Keyless entry with push start and a Tilt/telescopic steering wheel.

Front side airbags and curtain airbags help protect front and rear seat occupants. The 2016 Scion iA will start showing up at dealerships in September.

Toyota will also launch the first hydrogen fuel cell car this Fall in California with the Toyota Mirai.

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