The Corolla iM started life as a second-generation Toyota Auris way back in 2012. The Auris, essentially the European Toyota Corolla, was then brought across the pond by Scion and dubbed the iM. When Scion closed shop, the iM became the Corolla iM.
It sounds a lot like a car that doesn’t really know what it’s trying to be; unfortunately, it looks like that too. It’s like the designers intended it to be a blank canvas onto which any number of badges could be thrust. Auris, iM, Corolla. It doesn’t matter, the styling is too bland to bring about any brand loyalties.
That’s not to say the iM is a bad looking car. The front could almost be called handsome, if it weren’t too aggressive for the car’s character. It’s almost remarkable, especially in today’s car landscape, how completely styling-free the rear half of the car is.
If it weren’t for the brilliant blue color, this car would look sober enough to be a designated driver on a Saturday night.
Source: Tech CNBC
2017 Toyota Corolla iM review: A compact with great value and no soul