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Old 11-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #101
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:36 PM   #103
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Is Toyota Readying Sports Version of the iQ?
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At this point, we don’t have any information on the car, but we see from the pictures that the iQ is fitted with a wide body kit that includes a bespoke front bumper with a large front grille and side openings, widened wheel arches, and a new rear bumper housing a diffuser and twin tail pipes, plus a roof spoiler that wraps around the rear windshield.

The iQ seen here is also fitted with regular exterior mirrors which further points to a production model.

Up until now, the sportiest version of the iQ was a limited edition for the Japanese market prepared by Toyota's motorsports partner Gazoo Racing.






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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is displaying a total of 15 vehicles, including five concept vehicles from "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN" (GRMN) and "G Sports"1 (G's), plus production vehicles, at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2012 with NAPAC2. The Tokyo Auto Salon, the world's largest customized car exhibition, is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City from today through January 153.

TMC views the Tokyo Auto Salon as a place where peoples' dreams about automobiles convene, and as such has actively exhibited there. Building on last year's show, TMC hopes to spark an even wider range of people's interest in the joy of owning, driving and discussing automobiles developed through GAZOO Racing4 activities.

The main concept vehicle on display is the "GRMN iQ Supercharger" prototype, a second-generation GRMN supercharged ultra compact scheduled for a limited 100-unit launch5 this summer. Based on the "iQ 130G MT "6, the GRMN iQ Supercharger features enhanced driving performance and seeks a feeling of integration between vehicle and driver. Also on display from the GRMN series are the "GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II" and the "GRMN Vitz Turbo Concept", as well as the G's series' "Mark X G Sports Concept II" and "Vellfire G Sports Concept" sports-conversion models.

Part of TMC's exhibition space is an area devoted to custom versions of the compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car "86" ("hachi-roku"), a vehicle extremely popular at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. On display are two custom models and also the "GAZOO Racing Toyota FT-86" that competed in the 2011 Nürburgring endurance race. (TMC plans to compete again this year with an 86 from GAZOO Racing.) The display will also feature aerodynamic parts, wheels and other accessories to give consumers a clear idea of the 86's expansive customization possibilities.

During the exhibition, TMC is holding virtual events on GAZOO Metapolis7, a Japanese-language website featuring a virtual city (http://metapolis.toyota.co.jp). Also, the GAZOO website (in Japanese) has a special, exhibition-focused section (http://gazoo.com/racing/event/autosalon2012). Videos from the venue will be posted on Ustream and information will be available on web-based social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to enhance the dialogue between car enthusiasts both inside and outside the exhibition.

To further expand its GAZOO activities, TMC established a full-time GAZOO department this January to create more opportunities for people to easily experience the joy of automobiles. The department will continue to actively conduct various grass-roots motorsports events such as the GAZOO Racing "Waku Doki" circuit events8 and the Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival (TGRF)9.

Key Specifications of GRMN iQ Supercharger (Prototype Model)

Base vehicle IQ 130G MT (arrow pronounced "go")

Length/width/height 3,140 mm/1,705 mm/1,470 mm

Wheelbase 2,000 mm

Weight 990 kg

Seating 4

Driveline Front-wheel drive

Engine 1NR-FE + supercharger

Displacement 1,329 cc

Maximum output 95 kW (130 PS)/5,200 rpm

Maximum torque 180 N-m (18.3 kgf-m)/4,400 rpm

Transmission Six-speed manual transmission (close ratio)

Tires 195/55R16

Main features Performance - Specially-tuned suspension

- Exclusive brake pads & rotors

- Specially-tuned mufflers (dual)

- Lower gear reduction ratio

Exterior - Blister fenders

- Exclusive bumpers (front & rear)

- Exclusive rear spoiler

- Aluminum wheels (by Enkei)

Interior - Exclusive sport seats

- Exclusive gauges (200 km/h scale)


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Old 01-14-2012, 11:12 PM   #106
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Toyota iQ Supercharged Concept - Approved

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Here's a surprise: Toyota has announced the company will produce the iQ Supercharger first unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in limited quantities. The automaker has confirmed the development at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. The vehicles will be built by partner Gazoo Racing and will feature a brawnier version of the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine found in the standard iQ. With a little forced induction on its side courtesy of a supercharger, the engine should be good for 130 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 36 ponies and 44 lb-ft over the stock configuration.



Like the concept, the production model will wear a not-so-subtle widebody kit, stiffer suspension and more aggressive brakes than its standard siblings. A six-speed manual transmission will be the only gearbox option. Indoors, buyers can expect to find custom seats and gauges that read all the way up to 124 mph.

Toyota and Gazoo Racing only plan to produce 100 of the muscle-bound iQ Supercharger models, and there's no indication its Scion cousin sold in the States will receive a similar treatment. What a shame. Hit the jump for a brief introductory video featuring the original concept as well as the full press release.
Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiE6M...layer_embedded

Fun little car :P
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #107
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #108
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I wouldn't kick it out of the garage.
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got to drive one around the parking lot on Friday. Its a cool little car - and has a rediculous turning radius. The steering felt great and the car felt very flat and planted.

I can't wait to try one on the open road.
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It's a cool little car
Any plans to make parts for it?
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Any plans to make parts for it?
The Jury is out on that. With the vehicle only being offered with a CVT and the FRS right around the corner I don't really know how much of a demand there will be for go fast bits. It would certainly be very easy to develop header, midpipe, exhaust and CAI type stuff, but I don't know how well the CVT would fare with additional power on tap.
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Drove an iQ home last night. Holy crap - this is a FUN little car. It is VERY planted, very stable, handles 80 - 85 MPH highway speeds without issue, anbd while it is not fast by any means, it is reasonably peppy and fun, and the CVT is fantastic. But the BEST thing is the steering / turning. Not so much from a handling standpoint, although the handling is pretty damn good; but from the best turning radius EVER standpoint. Not to mention the fastest turn in, and most direct best feeling steering of any Toyota I have driven in a LONG time. Turning in a circle in this thing feels like doing a donut because the radius is so tight, and if you throw it into a turn and play with the e-brake the damn car makes you feel like a stunt car hero. Illusive and I spent about 2 hours just playing around with it in the parking lot, doing 180s, 270s and sliding it sideways into parking spots. (It will fit fully sideways in a standard handicapped spot by the way).

LOVED driving, hope to get to take it home again soon.
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Illusive and I spent about 2 hours just playing around with it in the parking lot, doing 180s, 270s and sliding it sideways into parking spots. (It will fit fully sideways in a standard handicapped spot by the way).
I had a blast. It's amazing how such a small car can be so fun to toss around.
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Pretty neat car!

We have one as a rental to test them out but nobody wants to use them so the porters it to drive it around

turns great and makes u-turns like no other wouldn't mind slamming one and dope wheels ,but hopefully it wont be repair costly like the prius.
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Hmmm I like this thing, of course I liked the echo hatchback as well. Retail seems a little high though...
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We finally got one of these a few weeks ago in dealership as demo car its really interesting lifting these cars up very easy to tip over lol
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We finally got one of these a few weeks ago in dealership as demo car
Has your dealership started selling them yet?

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We only have one right now and it's being used as T.R.A.C. ( Toyota Rent A Car) so small cant believe theres a seat back there

we also got a shipment of the Prius C's almost the same size of a yaris tho at first glance i thought it was yaris when it came to the shop for a PDI but then you see the taillights and your like

Toyota is going to have a full alphabet of Prius we already got the V and C imagine 26 different type of Prius
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We only have one right now and it's being used as T.R.A.C. ( Toyota Rent A Car)
That might have been what I saw locally. I wasn't sure if the iQ was for sale.



























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Saw one on a test drive the other weekend. Want. But with better MPG. -___-



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SR Auto's Scion iQ looks like it swallowed a Mitsubishi Evo... and an Angry Birds pig



Canada's SR Auto Group likes to take a car, any car, and make it wilder. The Audi S4 they did looks intriguingly evil. The wheels they've created for the Lamborghini Reventon are amazing.

Their latest canvas is the Scion iQ, which became Project Pryzm. "The objective behind Project Pryzm was to create a car that would leave you speechless," says SR Auto. Let's just say they're getting really close, but we still have a few things to say about it.

These guys apparently took inspiration from the Mitsubishi Evo and one of the pigs from Angry Birds, and we think they've come up with mixed results. We like the idea of a more aggressive iQ, we're just not sure we're fans of one with this much going on. Passengers are treated to an upgraded interior with leather seats and diamond-stitched suede inserts on the seat centers and door panels.

Check out our gallery for more images, then let us know what you think of this pint-sized mouth-breather.

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All SR does is vinyl wrapping changing rims for wealthy Chinese clients. That's it.
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"Not so 'Smart' after all?" The older gentleman in the grocery store parking lot asked as I wheeled my loaded cart to the back of the 2012 Scion iQ.

On the contrary, sir. After he finished chuckling and drove away, I successfully loaded $150 worth of groceries into the iQ's cargo area, including a pallet of 24 water bottles. And upon returning to my loft, I effortlessly backed the little Scion underneath the awning that covers the entrance to my building, keeping myself out of the rain while unloading my goods.

Seems pretty smart to me.

But that's not the only reason why I like the iQ. Once you get past the novelty of its you-can-park-me-anywhere size, you aren't left with a completely miserable little machine. The Scion's list of good virtues doesn't consist of a single, solitary bullet point, and during my week with the tiniest Toyota, I was determined to see if the iQ was more than just a smarter Smart. There's a smattering of excellent subcompact offerings available to Americans these days. To say we could all do without the ForTwo is a no-brainer. The iQ, however, certainly has potential.

Let's back up for a moment and talk about the fact that the older gentleman mistook the iQ for its arch nemesis, the Smart ForTwo. He wasn't the only one who did that during my week with the Scion, one of my neighbors stating that she "hates the Smart car." It's understandable why people still aren't recognizing the iQ for what it is. Scion chose to roll out its microcar in a similar fashion to how the brand's first two offerings – the xA and xB – were launched in the early 2000s. Sales started on the west coast, moved to key markets on the east coast and are now slowly starting to proliferate throughout the rest of the country – I have yet to see another one on the roads around Detroit.

Even with this slow and steady introduction to the United States, the iQ is doing fairly well for itself. Through the first five months of this year, the Scion is already outselling the Smart – 4,382 to 3,670 despite not being on sale in all markets for all months.

Let's talk about the Scion's sheer smallness, however. At 120.1 inches long (that's just a tick over ten feet), the little scamp can fit horizontally into some larger parking spaces, though this technically isn't legal. Compared to the ForTwo, the iQ is 14 inches longer, 4.7 inches wider (66.1 total) and 1.6 inches shorter in height (59.1). Scion offers the iQ with standard 16-inch wheels that are comically large compared to its diminutive size, and the Hot Lava test car you see here was even fitted with TRD lowering springs, making those alloys seem like the largest possible rollers you could fit inside those tiny wheel wells.

You can't help but smile when you see the tiny iQ on the road. It doesn't pander its overt cuteness like the ForTwo. Instead, it's decidedly aggressive – call it tiny-tough – with specific elements like the upright front fascia with large air intakes flanking either side, or the wheels that are pushed out as far as possible to all four corners (with hilariously oversized plastic wheel covers or the sharp dark alloys like you see here) driving this home in a big way. And the iQ's large exterior features matched with its small size actually drive home the fact that it's surprisingly big inside.

Fold down the rear seats and there's 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space, including a small (but deep) tray between the rear bench and the liftgate – perfect for stowing the headrests. No, 16.7 cubic feet isn't a ton of space, but that's still 4.7 more cubes than you get in the Smart. And when you're talking about a car as tiny as the iQ, that's quite good.

Attention automakers: If you want a lesson in packaging excellence, spend a few days with the Scion iQ.

Toyota's engineers have come up with a number of space-saving solutions here in the iQ. The glovebox has been removed in favor of larger storage pockets in the doors and there's a sliding storage space under the passenger seat, but what's most useful is the open floor space aft of the center console between the two front seats. It's perfect for small bags or things that you'd otherwise plop on the rear seats, and alleviates the need to tip the driver's chair forward to securely stow your stuff.

Furthermore, close attention was paid to things like the suspension design, steering setup and even fuel tank placement, all of which was efficiently packaged to achieve 73.8 cubic feet of total passenger volume – 28.4 more than the Smart. It's basically a Smart-and-a-half. Technically, Scion calls the iQ a four-seater (well, a three-plus-one), but we'll agree with what we said in our First Drive and say that your best bet is to consider this car a two-seater with a surprisingly capacious load area. Need to schlep people around in the rear seats? They'll be fine, but for their sake, only do it on short journeys.

Then again, even with just two passengers, long trips are not the iQ's forte. Sure, the front seats are genuinely comfortable (though seriously lacking any sort of side bolstering) and the interior is a pleasant place to be, but there's ample wind noise at speed, not to mention a constant buzzing from the compact engine.

Toyota has employed a 1.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine to power the iQ, putting out 95 horsepower and 89 pound-feet of torque. Small numbers, no doubt, but in a total package that only weighs 2,127 pounds, it's perfectly adequate. It's not quick, this iQ – hitting 60 miles per hour will take close to 12 seconds (even the frumpy Prius V is a second and a half quicker) – and it certainly doesn't sound like it wants to be pushed, either. Hard throttle applications will hold the continuously variable transmission up past 4,500 RPM, a sound that you'll enjoy imitating with a loud, "waaahhhhhhhh." Still, around town, you'll never feel like you're struggling to keep up with traffic.

Toyota does state that the iQ can hit 100 mph, though good luck getting there. Realistically, the iQ is perfectly fine cruising at highway speeds – even 80 mph feels fine – whereas the Smart struggles to move past 70 mph. Still, highways are not the Scion's happy zone.

Careful with those revs, though. You might think that such a low-powered, lightweight package would be great on fuel economy, but the best it'll do is 37 miles per gallon on the highway (36 city). When the benchmark for substantially larger cars is 40-plus mpg, this is indeed disappointing.

The iQ is happiest bobbing around town, and really, it's quite entertaining. That's largely thanks to the excellent steering setup – specifically, the 12.9-foot turning radius. This car can nearly turn around in itself, and because of that, it's hilariously fun to toss it around corners or impress your friends with U-turns on narrow roads.

The front track is a generous 58.1 inches wide (57.5 out back), and combined with a short wheelbase of only 78.7 inches, the squared-off dimensions do a lot to increase cornering stability. The MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension setups are well-sorted and appropriately tuned to compensate for the short wheelbase, so the car isn't incessantly bouncing around over pavement irregularities.

Let it be known, this is not a driver's car – not one bit. But compared to its closest rival, the ForTwo, the iQ is leaps and bounds better. It drives like a real car. Really.

So, the Scion iQ presents itself to be a surprisingly smart package (and yes, pun totally intended). The only thing that's troubling is the price – $15,995 to start. Sure, that's $1,000 more than a ForTwo Passion coupe, but it's totally worth it. What trips us up, though, is the price compared to larger yet still frugal subcompacts. For example, the orange iQ you see here: it's $18,427, including $730 for destination. For that price, you could have a host of four- or five-door compact cars that are more powerful, offer more interior space and even get better fuel economy, and the realist inside me would have a seriously hard time plunking that sort of coin on something other than a Kia Rio, Chevrolet Sonic or Honda Fit.

But the sheer entertainment value of the iQ and its clever packaging is exactly why it works and why I consider it a sort of guilty pleasure. It's pleasant to drive, comfortable, attractive and relatively efficient. It's more of a fashion accessory for city-dwellers than a truly great all-rounder, but in a segment benchmarked by the Smart, it's easily a class-leader. Even then, it fits well into the larger compact class. Thanks to its personality, I'd actually rather live with the iQ than the Scion xD, and it's far more rewarding to drive than a yawn-inducing Yaris.

The Scion iQ is far more than just a novelty. Being able to park a microcar in tight confines is one thing, but being able to use it on a daily basis is another. Thanks to its clever packaging and decent on-road feel, the iQ proves that microcars can certainly exist in this market. They just need to be... smarter.
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The zero-emissions version of the Toyota's city car is powered by a new development of the Hybrid Synergy Drive. It comprises a electric motor with 47kW (63HP) and 163Nm (120 lb-ft) of torque, a 12.0 kWh, 277.5V battery pack, a 3kW water-cooled battery charger, a DC/DC converter, an inverter, a motor speed reduction mechanism and a regenerative braking system.

According to the Japanese automaker, the iQ EV accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 14.0 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 125 km/h (78 mph). Its NEDC-certified range is 85 km (53 miles)

The iQ EV offers three modes of operation, selectable by the gear shift lever: D-range for minimum energy consumption, S-charge for maximum performance and B-range for maximum regenerative braking to extend the iQ’s range as far as possible.

Fully charging the battery pack takes approximately 3 hours from a 230V home outlet, while a rapid charger-compliant port enables an 80 percent charge in just 15 minutes.

The compact lithium-ion battery is placed within a high-strength cradle under the cabin floor, in the place occupied otherwise by the conventionally powered versions’ exhaust system. Thus, it has no impact on interior space, which remains practically the same.

Dimensions are almost identical, with the EV sharing the 1,680 mm width, 1,505 mm height and 2,000 mm wheelbase with the iQ’s existing versions. Only its total length has been increased by 135 mm, though the 4.1 turning circle maintains the city cars maneuverability.

In order to minimize the weight increase that inevitably comes with the electric powertrain and battery pack, the iQ EV makes extensive use of high tensile sheet steel in its body construction, and as a result, it is only 125 kg (275 pounds) heavier.

The car's aerodynamics have also been optimized to cut energy consumption. Air inlets have been reduced to a minimum, the bonnet has been redesigned to optimize airflow, the roof rear edge has been angled and the rear pillar, quarter window glass and molding have been reshaped. Moreover, the underbody covers along with the battery pack create a flat surface, further improving aerodynamic efficiency.






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The Sub-Compact Scion iQ is powered by a tiny 1.3 liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 94 horsepower and 89 lb-ft. of torque. A best 0-60 MPG time of 10.1 seconds is all that we could muster.
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How does the new Scion iQ compare to other small cars like the Fiat 500 or the Smart Fortwo? CNET's Brian Cooley takes out the tiny car for a test drive and checks the tech.
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