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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  (595) posted on 01.24.2012

This iQ 130G is really cute like other iQ vehicles. I love the make-over they made on its interior. However, I don’t see much difference in this iQ 130G and the Toyota iQ Access except the new interior touches.

  (412) posted on 10.6.2011

Well, I can’t see anything wrong with this iQ 130G, so I don’t get the point why they need to criticize this one. Anyway, I must say that I’m really fond with small city cars because of the fact of less fuel consumption of them.

  (683) posted on 03.22.2011

haha. I have read a lot of criticism about the SmartTwo, but I think it’s much better compare to Toyota iQ. The performance of the car was not mentioned in the article but for sure it’s not good! 

  (428) posted on 11.15.2010

"Toyota is pitching this as a premium small car...But climb in and it’s a crushing disappointment.

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