The fuel efficient Japanese automaker Toyota has unveiled two customized iQ models: the iQ for Sports and the iQ Collection at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Both models come straight from the Tokyo based design studio with unique treatments to both the interior and exterior of the gas sipping compact city cars like custom paint, bespoke interior trim and rather unique sets of rims.
The first of the compact concepts is the iQ Collection with its oversized transparent acrylic roof. The iQ Collection is aimed at providing drivers with a more upscale driving experience and the larger than life sunroof provides the perfect window into which you can admire the vehicle’s upgraded interior appointments and fine touches like white pearl detailing on the center console, instrument binnacle and door panels while the seats are wrapped in supple leather finished with clean white piping.
On the other hand, the iQ for Sports focuses on beefing up the compacts car’s body in order to create one very wild winged hot hatch. Housed inside of the aggressively blistered fenders are a set of custom five spoke rims measuring 18 inches in diameter and hiding a set of massive brakes from the more youth oriented Scion brand of vehicles. The bold body kit is finished off with a set of LED driving lights integrated into the front bumper and a large trapezoid exhaust tip smack dab in the middle of the back bumper. These two unique iterations of the Toyota iQ are as different as any two concepts can be, but they both are excellent examples of the vehicle’s versatility and ability to take the shape of whatever their owner desires.
Press release after the jump.
Two customised iQ show cars demonstrate that it is possible to combine the environmentally friendly credentials of sub- 100 g/km vehicles with tremendous appeal and individuality. Within a white pearl bodyshell enhanced by a fully glazed roof, the iQ Collection focuses on interior customisation. It explores synergies between interior and exterior design through the adoption of white pearl detailing to key areas of trim throughout the interior, such as the centre console, instrument binnacle and door panels. Complimentary leather upholstery combines matching white piping with a show car-unique central panel design.
The iQ for Sports reflects modern urban chic through a purposemade body kit emphasising the iQ’s broad stance, powerful geometry and clean sweeping lines. Custom 18” alloy wheels, aero headlamps, high-intensity LED driving lights, a roof spoiler and a central, trapezoid exhaust further reinforce the iQ’s potential for distinctive, stylish personalisation.
The interior fuses function, style and entertainment. Innovative styling and attention to detail are reflected in the illuminated door handles, the swivelling over-dash spotlight, an illuminated iQ logo, and nickel and raw aluminium interior trim panels. Bright green and grey upholstery combined with matt black, scuba-style polyurethane seat bolsters and head-liner top-stitched in bright green create a fresh, contemporary environment. A 10” LCD touch screen serves as the main entertainment console and navigation system interface, incorporating DVD playback and music library facilities.