Concept to Showroom the Toyota IQ passes the test
At a fraction under three metres long but packed with state of art design features the Toyota IQ is the ultimate city car that will appeal to those who want a baby genius.
Designed to seat three adults and one child the interior finish and exterior detailing make the average city car bland and under spec'd.
the smoked headlamp units and the door mirrors with inbuilt indicators all indicate that this is no budget city ride
In order to appeal to an image conscious, the IQ had to look the part and with what Toyota delivers, the IQ with its foursquare super stance looks likes something that just drove straight off the motor show stand
There’s a touch of the toy car about the way the big 16 inch alloy wheels sit at each corners of such a tiny vehicle. The wrap-around rear glass the smoked headlamp units and the door mirrors with inbuilt indicators all indicate that this is no budget city ride but open the door and check out the interior for the real style deal.
The dashboard looks like no other production car... the asymmetric dash and sliding seat configuration allows space for up to three adult and one child.
Get a little closer and appreciating some of the smart design in the IQ such as ultra slim seat backs giving another 40mm of rear legroom. The cut away dash ahead of the front passenger seat, allows it to slide further forward and free up space for another adult in the back.
The rear seats fold flat plus a neat storage tray that slides from below the rear seat. A flat under floor fuel tank a smaller heater unit and repositioned steering gear all contribute to give the IQ 100mm extra cabin length than the outwardly much larger Yaris.
Who says small means cramped
Fact SheetCar Toyota IO
Prices from £10,000 (aprox)on the road
Insurance group 2-3 (tbc)
CO2 emissions 110g/km (tbc)
Performance (1.0) 0-60mpg14.2/ Max speed 98mph
Fuel consumption 1.0 urban 51.4mpg/ extra urban 68.9mpg./ combined 61.4 mpg
Standard safety features. Twin front and side airbags on all except entry level model ABS, EBS
Parking: Length/height 2985/2500mm