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Scion iR “seats four or more passengers"

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Recent trademark filing reports seating capacity at four or more passengers:

“seats four or more passengers and is lawful for use on U.S., Puerto Rican, or Canadian interstate highways.”
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Was kind of expecting it to seat 4 people and maybe 3 in the back seats. Now wondering if it'll be a 2 door car or a 4 door for the rear passengers to exit and enter easily.
Probably a 4 door 4 seater car. Scion already has the C-HR for a future 2 door car so why not come out with a 4 door city driver?
If the Scion iR is the same as the C-HR then we could be seeing 2 doors for the production model.
with where the B pillar is on the C-HR I didn't think it would be able to seat 4 people, but that's just the concept.
There doesn't seem to be enough space behind front door for even a small suicide door.
No doubt, right where that door ends on the C-Pillar it starts to go up into the cargo area... not going to work.

It might however work like a traditional coupe where the front seats have to be moved forward for rear passengers to get in.
That is such a pain to do every time someone needs to get in or out. Great as a deterrent for giving more than 1 person a ride but when necessary...
I think Scion is good with keeping to the Concept model's proportion, just everything else will most likely be changed and toned down a lot if the iA's concept and production models are anything to go by.
From the looks of the spied photos, the iR will have four doors with those four seats.
If it's supposed to seat 4 or more then the back layout will probably look like the iM:

Or maybe increase the middle seat's hiip width for comfort.
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Good point on the iM, it might even be possible that we see both the iM and iR share some interior parts and even components under the vehicle and under the hood.
Just hope they don't share the same exterior cues. The Scion iM wasn't that great looking.
I prefer the headrest from the iA more:

It's going to be interesting to see what the doors look like on the production model.
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Still think they're going to put in a suicide door. Doesn't look like there's enough room for two full doors.
Here's a picture of 6 2015-2016 subcompact crossovers: Nissan Juke SL, Subaru XV Crosstrek, 2015 Chevrolet Trax LT, 2016 Honda HR-V, 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude, and the 2016 Mazda CX-3. They all have four doors. Maybe Toyota will follow the majority and come out with 4 doors too.

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If we don't get that style of headrest the iA has, chances are it could mount on without adjustment or altering anything. How most of these mount are pretty standard.
As long as the headrests doesn't block my rear view I don't really care what they looks like.
Since it's a city rider and not designed for long road trips, I don't think Scion is going to put much thought into the rear middle seat. The iR is supposed to seat 4 or more persons but the fifth rider who has to sit in the middle is usually cramped and uncomfortable in most cars. Think Scion will address this in a city vehicle?
The only way to address this is to increase the width of the car for more horizontal space. Maybe an inch or two. May not see like a lot but it does make a difference in seating comfort.
Not sure if Scion considers this important enough to warranty their attention.
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