Common Name: iQ
Horsepower: 67 hp / 6000 rpm
Torque: 1.0 kgm / 4800 rpm
Dimensions: 2985 mm x 1680 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase: 2000 mm
Weight: 860 kg
Model Number: 28
Made In: Vietnam
The Toyota iQ is a microcar introduced at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show, with Japanese sales beginning in October 2008 and UK sales in January 2009. The production iQ followed a concept vehicle presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. A North American version of the iQ is slated for release in early 2011, branded as the Scion iQ.
The name iQ, an initialism of the term intelligence quotient, recalls a competitor, the Smart Fortwo. According to Toyota, the i stands for “individuality” “innovation” and “intelligence”, while the Q stands for “quality” and points to the iQ’s “cubic” shape. It was Japanese Car of the Year for 2008.
The iQ was initially designed at the Toyota European Design and Development (Toyota ED2) studio in Nice, France.