Toyota's IQ Shows How Smart They Are

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
toyotas iq shows how smart they are

According to Wired, Toyota's set to show off the production version of their iQ microcar at next month's Geneva Auto Show. The iQ is as wide and tall as a Yaris and just a bit longer than a smart fortwo. Thanks to innovative design and packaging, the iQ seats four (at least in concept form). Toyota hasn't said what'll motivate their mighty mite, Given its diminutive size, look for a powerplant displacing a liter or less. If the styling stays true to the concept, ToMoCo will have no problem selling every iQ they can screw together. No word on whether they'll bring it to the States. But with gas prices continuing to climb and the smart money on the new smart, it's a good bet Toyota will try to raise America's iQ, or some such pun.

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  • Martin Schwoerer Martin Schwoerer on Feb 14, 2008

    From what I hear, the IQ will not be significantly cheaper than Toyota's smallest offering to date, the Aygo, which starts at around €10k. The focus will be on style and practicality. I saw the IQ concept in Frankfurt last September and it looked sexy. Not a girly car! Will report from Geneva in two weeks time.

  • Gotsmart Gotsmart on Feb 14, 2008

    The concept seats three if i'm not mistaken. And it's hideous.

  • Dinu Dinu on Feb 14, 2008

    mikey: I've seen a Smart last weekend go through our snow and it was funny. However, if such a car could consume around 3.5-4.5L/100kms I can see why it would sell. Otherwise, bring on the diesels!

  • Chaser Chaser on Feb 15, 2008

    This car was not built for performance but for more practical applications. If you are purely performance-oriented, then perhaps it’s not the right choice for your automotive needs.