Toyota iQ: Why You Need One In Life

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Toyota iQ was first presented before public as a city car in 2008 march Geneva Auto Show and its sales started in October 2008 with Japanese and later in January 2009 the sales were made with Europeans. This model was presented as concept iQ vehicle branded with the scion iQ which was released in the beginning of October 2011 in United States along with Canada and the west coast states in 2012. In March 2013, deliveries of all electric versions began with a range of 80km in US. And the production of this Scion iQ EV is going to be restricted up to 100 units for the use of special navy in Japan and for car sharing presentation assignment in United States.

The name recalls a rival with its iQ term intelligence and the rival is the smart Fortwo. As per Toyota, “I” stand for individualism, intellect and innovation, whereas “Q” stands for cubic shape and quality. It was the best Japanese vehicle of 2008. The length of the car is in compliance with the government of Japan and their dimensions norms for vehicles are classified as Kei car, the engine size, the width which is defined as super mini vehicle.

In fact IQ was purposefully designed and developed at Toyota European design studio in France in nice location.

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Technical Characteristics of Toyota iQ

Technical Characteristics of 2009 Toyota iQ 1.3 produced by Toyota (JP).

Body Type 2 doors
Weight 1005 Kg
Length 2985 mm
Height 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2000 mm
Front Track 1480 mm
Rear Track 1460 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 32 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System EFI
Max Power 98HP (72 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 123Nm @ 4400 rpm
CO2 Emissions 113 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1329 cc
Bore 73 mm
Stroke 81 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 5J x 16 / 5J x 16
Standard Tyres 175/60 R 16 / 175/60 R 16
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 11.8 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 5.9 l/100km
Road 4.2 l/100km
Mixt 4.8 l/100km