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If you live in a large city, you’ve experienced the struggle of finding parking and fitting into small places. Solving these problems for urban customers is the goal of Scion’s new city car, the all-new iQ.
Citing that the new Scion model “does everything small, but in a big way”, Motor Trend noted that the iQ received tons of onlooker attention from Bay Area residents during their initial testing. This was mostly due to the iQ’s most eye-catching asset: it’s shockingly small size. At just over 120 inches long, it’s the perfect car for maneuvering through congested areas of any city.
To achieve such a compact size, the iQ features Toyota’s first North American application of the 1NR-FE, a 1.3-liter engine offering 94 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque. While this doesn’t compare to the horsepower of other Toyota and Scion products, it is more than sufficient for its intended use of traveling the city. All other components – including the air conditioning unit, 8.5-gallon gas tank, and safety products – are carefully placed to achieve the ideal size for city use.
Fuel economy comes in at an estimated 36/37 highway/city MPG, similar to top-rated hybrids. Other notable aspects of Motor Trend’s test drive included a firm ride, tight steering, and feeling “remarkably secure at highway speeds with no noticeable crosswinds”.
Detroit News published a recent article on Toyota’s announcement about two new Scion cars. The redesigned Scion tC and Scion iQ proves that Scion is making quality cars that not only fit your needs, but does so in style.
The redesigned Scion tC will have a more powerful and more fuel efficient engine. With an improved sound system too, the Scion tC will make drivers smile as they cruise down the highway to their favorite songs.
The Scion iQ will be the fourth Scion vehicle when introduced in March. The car is only 10-feet long, but seats 4 comfortable. This small car is perfect the young adult who wants a versatile car to zip around town in.
It’s a small car with a small footprint. It’s really going to be an urban vehicle.- Jack Hollis, Scion Vice-President.