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2009 Toyota IQ

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Toyota unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the production version of the IQ Concept unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The IQ will go on sale late 2008, with production expected to be around 100,000 units during its first year.

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The iQ delivers dynamism and stability despite its small size. It challenges conventional thinking through a design that is forward-looking, intelligent and energetic, while retaining clarity of purpose and function.

iQ is 2,985mm long and 1,500mm high. Its compact ingenuity lies in its comparatively long, 2,000mm wheelbase.

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iQ will be offered with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel. These, together with the compact design, low weight and aerodynamic shape of iQ, will contribute to outstanding fuel economy and exceptionally low CO2 emissions, which are anticipated to start at around 100g/km.

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2012 Toyota iQ Supercharger by GRMN

2012 Toyota iQ Supercharger by GRMN

The Toyota iQ, which us in the States know as a Scion iQ, is never mistaken for a speedster or a sports car. However, weighing in at only 990 kg (2,182 lbs) means that it doesn’t take too much power to make it quick. The folks at GAZOO Racing decided to see what happens when they toss a supercharger on a Toyota iQ with the optional 1.33-liter engine.

The end result is a super-lightweight car that pumps out an impressive 122 PS (120 horsepower) at 5,200 rpm and 174 Nm (128 pound-feet) of torque at 4,800 rpm in a compact package. This means that the supercharger added a full 28 PS (27 horsepower) and 56 Nm (41 pound-feet) of torque. GAZOO Racing is building a very limited number of these iQs – 100 to be exact – and they have dubbed this machine the Toyota iQ GRMN Supercharger.

In addition to a supercharger, GAZOO Racing included an updated suspension and transmission. Also added in were 4-wheel disc brakes, allowing its driver to bring this micro-machine to a halt quickly.

The Toyota iQ GRM Supercharger retails at 3,550,000 Japanese Yen, which is $45,367 at the current exchange rates. That’s a full $27,332 more than the base-level Scion iQ, which is quite a price hike.

The 100 units are already sold out, so if you are looking to snag one of these iQ GRMN Superchargers, you’re going to have to check out the used car market and hope you’re lucky enough to find one.

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2012 Toyota iQ EV

2012 Toyota iQ EV

Toyota’s confidence in hybrid cars is obvious and the company is convinced that this technology holds the key to future transportation. What’s similarly obvious is also the fact that it has no plans to launch any electric car in the near future.

However we can’t blame Toyota for not trying its luck, as until now has showcased several electric concepts, namely the FT-EV and FT-EV II, and FT-EV III. All these concepts were seen as previews for a future electric version of the iQ city car. The new battery electric vehicle should have received the name eQ, but last month the company announced that drops all plans for selling the car. Toyota added that instead, it will manufacture 100 units to use them as a test fleet. The vehicles won’t be available for sale, but you can rent them for a short term.

The electric iQ uses a 47-kW (63 horsepower) electric motor paired with a 12-kWh battery which help it to achieve a range of up to 50 miles per charge.

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2012 Toyota iQ City Racer

2012 Toyota iQ City Racer

The Toyota iQ is far from a track-ready sports car. As a matter of fact, the mere thought of seeing a car like the iQ on track conjures up images of turtles participating in a quarter-mile race. But even if the iQ isn’t what you’d associate as a rocket-on-wheels, it doesn’t mean that it can’t look the part of one. That’s where the Toyota iQ City Racer comes in.

Limited only to a little over 300 units while being exclusively marketed in France, the iQ City Racer is being introduced as a sexier and far more aesthetically pleasing dress-up on the iQ. It’s got numerous color options to choose from - Orange Tabasco, Red, Pearl White, or Gray Aluminum - and can also get dressed up with two current black bands on the hood and the roof. There are also new mirror covers, some faux carbon elements on the flanks, a rear apron with a black chrome exhaust, dark tinted windows, and a new set of 16" black alloy wheels.

Output on the Toyota iQ City Car’s 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine remains at 98 horsepower, which was expected considering that the whole point of the iQ City Racer was to make the car look more like a sporty racer, but not necessarily perform like one.

As it stands, Toyota has priced the car at €19,950, which is around $26,000 based on current exchange rates. It’s a pretty steep price for a car that only comes with aesthetic improvements, but hey, some people will love its new looks, even if they won’t get any performance enhancements.

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Toyota iQ Disco

Toyota iQ Disco

Toyota has unveiled details on the new iQ Disco version for the European market. It is called "Disco" because yes, it does look like a disco ball, and because it comes with a professional DJ sound system. The disco ball look is attained by covering the entire car with a bunch of mirror platelets intricately placed mimicking the original mirrored disco ball of the 70s.

The sound system includes a fully powered subwoofer / satellite speaker system with a 15-inch bass reflex subwoofer, 2-channel mixer and two Numark NDX 800 players. The sound system develops 1000 Watts and 130 dB. Aside from this impressive sound system, the iQ Disco also features a new set of 18" alloy wheels and scissors doors.

Under the hood Toyota placed a 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine developing 98 HP.

The Toyota iQ Disco will be displayed for the first time at the "Cologne Rocks" event in Köln, Germany.

You know, we could make fun of this car, but it’s just too darn easy. So, for once, we’ll let it slide.

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2011 Toyota iQ

2011 Toyota iQ

While the US market is still waiting for the Scion iQ to go on sale, the Europeans are already receiving an updated version of the Toyota iQ which will be revealed at the Paris Auto Show. But don’t expect big changes; Toyota decided that the only thing needed to be improved was the interior.

A new gray interior has been introduced, with contrasting black upper trims on the doors and toning fabric upholstery. The new cabin color-way is available with Eclipse Black, Pearl White, Island Blue, and Tyrol Silver exterior finishes, while the established plum interior will continue to be offered with Deep Amethyst, Chilli Red and Decuma Grey.

New soft-touch materials have been introduced and the “manta ray” motif panels on the door and center console adopt a new black finish. A scarlet surround has been added to the center console, toning with contrasting red stitching on the black leather steering wheel.

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Toyota iQ 130G

Toyota iQ 130G

They say that beauty comes from within, and it seems Toyota is taking that statement to heart as they are providing the iQ with a facelift consisting solely of a modified interior just in time for the Paris Auto Show. But before that, Toyota will unveil a special edition iQ just for the Japanese market.

This special edition is called the iQ 130G and is distinguished by a revised bumper, exterior mirrors painted in a gray finish, and a revised exhaust tip. On the interior the 130G will get a new color combination for the leather finish and piano black trimming. Japanese customers will also be able to choose from a long list of options in order to customize their car.

The iQ 130G is powered by a 1.3 VVT-i engine that can produce 95 HP in JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) spec. The engine is mated to either a manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission.

Considering this special edition was made specifically for the Japanese market, not everyone will be able to enjoy it. We guess we will just have to wait for the Scion iQ to be launched on the US market in 2011 before we get to see any iQ action.

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Aston Martin launches wallpaper configurator for the Cygnet

Aston Martin launches wallpaper configurator for the Cygnet

For all intents and purposes, the Aston Martin Cygnet and the Toyota iQ are mirror images of one another and if you’re looking for any styling differences apart from the different badges on the car, chances are, you’re going to have a hard time finding any.

For the life of us, we don’t know why Aston Martin even contemplated on re-badging an iQ to become a Cygnet. It’s not a knock on Toyota by any means; it’s just that Aston could have just made something themselves. They are, after all, a car maker, yes?

In any case, Aston Martin is driving up its marketing for the Cygnet by launching a wallpaper generator on the company’s official website. In the website, users can put on their artistic hats and mix-and-match the Cygnet with a wide choice of colors – there are costumes, would you believe – and download their finished creation on their computers or cell phones.

Given that the Cygnet is only available to previous and present Aston Martin owners, most of us will have to settle for this configurator if we have any plans of buying one. Unless there’s an Aston in your garage, you’re out of luck with trying to get your hands on a Cygnet.

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2010 Toyota iQ Access

2010 Toyota iQ Access

The Japanese automaker Toyota has just unveiled a new special edition of their compact iQ model called Access, and it will be the lest expensive of the range priced at €11,700 and is 1300 euros less than the next city car up the line. The iQ Access comes well equipped with safety features that you would normally expect from higher priced vehicles like ABS with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, stability control and traction control, driver and passenger side airbags as well as curtain airbags, knee airbags and a rear window airbag those sitting in the back.

Toyota didn’t skimp on the creature comforts either, offering a radio equipped with a CD player and MP3 jack sending your favorite tunes through a standard six speaker audi system. The driver will enjoy ergonomic equipment like the adjustable steering wheel with integrated audio controls. Despite it’s small size, the iQ offers plenty of cargo room with the rear seats folded flat for more storage. Being an automobile of this stature, the iQ makes do with a 1.0 liter three cylinder engine making a total of 68 HP, more then enough to scoot through traffic in the iQ.

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2009 Toyota iQ surveillance car

2009 Toyota iQ surveillance car

Small cars are the perfect one for crowded cities. Expecially when you work for local authorities or police forces. Toyota UK will supply a number of 45 iQ for the Traffic Enforcement Systems that are responsible for traffic regulation and community safety.

Even if just a demonstrator car, the iQ will be equipped with a range of mobile CCTV and GPS systems, thermal-imaging cameras and numberplate-readers.

The iQ surveillance cars will be powered by a 1.0-litre engine coupled with the automatic transmission.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Toyota iQ for Sports and iQ Collection

2009 Toyota iQ for Sports and iQ Collection

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.

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Toyota prepares all-electric iQ

Toyota prepares all-electric iQ

After reporting that the Japanese automaker Toyota is planning to build a hybrid version of the Yaris compact city car yesterday, today it is time to move our attention to something even more environmentally conscious, the even smaller Toyota iQ. That is because Toyota plans to produce their first production EV when the BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) variant of the iQ for 2010.

According to iQ’s chief engineer, Hiroki Nakajima, the all-electric iQ will feature in-wheel motors: "In every wheel we had to be able to fit an electric motor." It will also be the first Toyota mass-production model to use lithium ion batteries and will take about 8 hours to fully charge. “Our target is for customers to be able to charge it completely during the night,” and will have a range of 93 miles, more than enough for commuting or around town driving.

In an attempt to dispel the new car buying public’s belief that small means low cost, Nakajima said: “We wanted to position the iQ as premium,” so the BEV version will receive distinct bodywork from the standard iQ and "will get a much better interior” according to the chief engineer. Toyota is a company known for building a well built reliable product so perhaps they can convert a few electric skeptics as well.

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Aston Martin will sell the Toyota iQ in Europe as the Cygnet

Aston Martin will sell the Toyota iQ in Europe as the Cygnet

The current economic crisis has resulted in the partnership of a number of unlikely car manufacturers. First there was Fiat and Chrysler. Then it was Saab and Koenigsegg

And now we have Toyota and Aston Martin.

While Toyota and Aston Martin’s alliance is not on the level of the other two, the Japanese auto giant is in the process of producing its iQ model for its more upscale colleague in the United Kingdom.

The partnership of the two manufacturers comes at a time when both are in desperate need for bold and revolutionary moves that can jumpstart a floundering industry that’s in dire need of some fresh blood.

As part of the agreement, Toyota will supply iQ cars, which, as a matter of fact, are built in Japan, to Aston Martin, which, in turn, will sell these vehicles under the brand under a pseudonym: the Cygnet.

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Toyota planning new compact car based on iQ

Toyota planning new compact car based on iQ

Times are changing, gone are the ways of the oversized thirsty automobile in favor of leaner more efficient machines. Compact cars with sports inspired attitudes are where the future of fun to drive vehicles is going. The Japanese automaker well known for making fuel-efficient compacts, Toyota, is continuing the trend with their upcoming compact sports car, based on the small city-car, the iQ. The next generation sport compact is expected to make its auto show debut sometime next year.

According to the automaker, the new model will be a "fun to drive" car, created for younger new car buyers. The vehicle will combine a six speed manual transmission with Toyota’s new 1.3 Liter engine, the combination should be good for a very Prius-like 55 MPG. When it goes on sale, the vehicle should retail for around 200 Million yen, or around $20,000 if it ever comes to the U.S.

Chances are the new car could become the next Scion, but until we get a chance to see Toyota’s long awaited sports car collaboration with Subaru the iQ based sport compact will just have to do.

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Toyota iQ Roadster rendering

Toyota iQ Roadster rendering

By now you have most likely heard about the world’s smallest 4 passenger car that comes with a 1.0 liter engine that gets 54 miles per gallon. The iQ is what Toyota likes to call a premium minicar, that is because even though the car is diminutive in size, weighing about 2,200 pounds, it is still priced around 1.5 million Yen (about $15,000). What you may not know is that Toyota has been planning on producing an open air version of the iQ for quite some time.

The Japanese publication, Motor Magazine, released this rendering of the funky roadster that sources at Toyota claim is scheduled to make its world debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon that will be held from October 23 through November 8, 2009.

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Toyota IQ Spider to be revealed in Tokyo

Toyota IQ Spider to be revealed in Tokyo

After announcing that the small iQ might be offered on the US market, Toyota also announced that a roadster version of the iQ will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show (23 October to November 8). The car will come as a study, but will keep the same design line as the coupe version.

The spider version will be offered with a choice of 1.0 - and a 1.3-liter gasoline and diesel engine; while the safety features will include: numerous airbags, ABS and ESP.

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Toyota iQ commercial

Toyota revealed today the first commercial of theiQ minicar that has just been launched on the Japanese market. Toyota expects to sell 100,000 units of the iQ in its first year of production globally.

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Toyota eyeing U.S. for 54-mpg iQ

Toyota eyeing U.S. for 54-mpg iQ

If Toyota decides to bring the iQ to the U.S., it may have to educate the American public on the benefits of a premium mini car. The 1.0-liter engine should be good for 54 mpg, but the little car may come at a relatively premium price. The Japanese version retails for between 1.4 million yen and 1.6 million yen ($13,860-$15,840). That kind of cash could buy a new Ford Focus or a slightly used Honda Civic (Toyota’s own Yaris starts out at $12,205.)

The only other premium microcar out there is the Smart ForTwo, a which is 12 inches shorter than the iQ and gets 44 mpg. But the ForTwo pricing also starts at about $11,000.

Toyota is targeting sales of 102,000 units a year. Sales of the iQ should begin in Japan on November 20, and in Europe by 2009. The iQ should find good homes in both of these places, because they are traditionally friendlier than the U.S. to the small car.

For the iQ to come to the U.S., Toyota must develop different airbags and improve bumper strength for the iQ to pass safety standards. Toyota may also change the iQ for comfort items, including upgrading the engine to 1.5-liters.

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Toyota and Audi might bring small cars to the U.S. market

Toyota and Audi might bring small cars to the U.S. market

Hummer who? From two importers who have been following the "bigger is better" model for the last few years comes a little redemption. Both Toyota and Audi are considering bringing their smallest models in the line-up to the U.S. market. Even if both iQ and A1 were developed with only the European market in mind, company executives are thinking that these two models might be successful in the U.S.

The A1 (see the latest A1 Sportback Concept unveiled at the Paris Auto Show) is about 10 inches shorter than Audi’s A3. Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi’s worldwide sales and marketing boss said, "A year ago, I would have said no... I think (the market) has changed. Therefore, we definitely have to reconsider the A1."

The A1 concept is a hybrid that combines a turbocharged, 148-hp, 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an electric motor that boosts torque. While this setup may make production, it is likely that the first production A1s will use a conventional gas-only setup if it appears in the U.S.

Foreign automakers may still be a little weary about sales of small cars in the U.S. Although Americans are becoming more conscious about fuel efficiency, it is a big risk to spend the money to send low-profit small cars to a country where they have historically sold poorly. Both Audi and Toyota have not made any final decisions about their small cars future.

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Toyota iQ - base for new small-car family

Toyota iQ - base for new small-car family

Toyota will unveil next month at the Paris Auto Show the 2009 iQ, a tiny front-engine four-seat car that will go on sale in Europe and Japan this winter. But this is just the start, Toyota plans to build more models on iQ’s architecture: the next-generation Yaris, a seven-seat microvan, and a hybrid to challenge the 2009 Honda Insight.

This cross-utilization is so that the 2011 Yaris can be improved and reworked to fight the Honda Fit. Toyota will have the iQ-derived small hybrid on sale about a year after the next-generation Prius makes its debut. The company intends to build a million hybrids a year from 2010.

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Hybrid iQ coming in 2010

Hybrid iQ coming in 2010

Toyota will unveil the production version of the 2009 iQ at the Paris Auto Show. Measuring less than 10 feet in length, the iQ is not just the world’s smallest 4-seater ever built, but it is also a serious green machine with CO2 emissions levels starting at a mere 99 g/km.

But this is only the beginning. Starting 2010, it will also gain the title of the world’s smallest hybrid. Inspired by the next generation Prius, the hybrid iQ will be powered by a 500cc engine and a small electric motor. That means drivers will have the option to plug in to an electricity supply to extend the car’s range.

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Toyota iQ might come to USA

Toyota iQ might come to USA

Toyota announced that the iQ -one of the greatest Smart competitors- will go on sale in Japan in November and hits European showrooms in January. USA is also under consideration: "From the early stages of development, we didn’t recognize that oil prices would be like this," he says. "Also, the Smart is very successful in the U.S. market."

The iQ is packed with engineering innovations to save space and has better handling and performance, says Nakajima. It weighs less than 2,200 pounds and boasts the best fuel efficiency of any gasoline-powered car in Toyota’s lineup, excluding the Prius.

For the European market, Toyota will also offer a 1.4-liter diesel powerplant. The car also will come with 1.3- and 1.0-liter gasoline engines.

Toyota hasn’t announced the iQ’s price, but it is expected to have the same price as the Yaris: $9,975.

The company hopes to sell around 100,000 vehicles a year.

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Toyota iQ - the basis for larger car?

Toyota iQ - the basis for larger car?

Inside sources revealed to Autocar that the Toyota iQ could form the basis for another, larger car. The new model will compete with the upcoming Volkswagen Up!

When the iQ arrives early in 2009 it will be powered by a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine. All will be ultra-clean, meeting upcoming Euro 5 and Euro 6 pollution limits. A stop-start system will further improve economy.

The iQ project started back in 2003, for a market slot that Toyota described as “small yet premium”. One senior Toyota source said he expects the car to be priced “between the Fiat 500 and the Mini” and Toyota expects to sell as many as 500,000 examples of the iQ and its upcoming baby SUV in 2009.

Toyota will not offer a hybrid version for the iQ because there is no room for a battery pack (the iQ is just 2.99m long).

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2009 Toyota IQ

2009 Toyota IQ

Toyota unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the production version of the IQ Concept unveiled last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The IQ will go on sale late 2008, with production expected to be around 100,000 units during its first year.

The iQ delivers dynamism and stability despite its small size. It challenges conventional thinking through a design that is forward-looking, intelligent and energetic, while retaining clarity of purpose and function.

iQ is 2,985mm long and 1,500mm high. Its compact ingenuity lies in its comparatively long, 2,000mm wheelbase.

iQ will be offered with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel. These, together with the compact design, low weight and aerodynamic shape of iQ, will contribute to outstanding fuel economy and exceptionally low CO2 emissions, which are anticipated to start at around 100g/km.

Press release after the jump.

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Toyota iQ and Urban Cruiser will debut in Geneva

Toyota iQ and Urban Cruiser will debut in Geneva

Toyota will unveil at the Geneva motor Show the production version of the iQ Concept unveiled last at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production will start in late 2008. iQ is a radical change in vehicle design as well as environmentally friendly transportation, and away from the belief that small cars are basic and less safe.

Next to it Toyota will also unveil a new extension of its sports utility vehicle line-up into the small car segment: Toyota Urban Cruiser. This new Toyota is an environmentally responsible small SUV aimed at the urban all-roader market. It provides an answer to consumer desires for SUVs but with low fuel consumption and low emissions.

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Toyota IQ to be powered by Yamaha engine

Toyota IQ to be powered by Yamaha engine

Toyota’s future IQ will be powered by a Yamaha engine, according to Automotive News. It is rumored that Yamaha will design the engine and may even build it for Toyota.

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2009 Toyota iQ more info

2009 Toyota iQ more info

Toyota will unveil in 2009 an ultra-compact car based on the iQ concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car will be a small fuel-efficient car that will satisfy Europe’s tight emission regulations. The car will be produced in Japan starting at about 100,000 vehicles a year.

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Toyota IQ into production starting 2009

Toyota IQ into production starting 2009

Toyota has announced that a production version of the IQ Concept will be unveiled in January 2009. But even if the IQ will be the world smallest four-seater, it won’t be wolds cheapest car: it will cost about €13,000. Toyota plans to sell 80,000 units of its IQ minicar in Europe in the first 12 months after its introduction.

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