2009 Production Toyota iQ European Version review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 11 October 2008 , 14:10:48 byVeronica

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Production Toyota iQ European Version

Japanese manufacturer Toyota developed the new iQ, a model which is actually available for order now. First deliveries will begin in January. The engineers have provided a 1.0-liter VVT-I engine with manual transmission to transfer the output to the wheels. The CO2 emission level reaches 99 g/km and the fuel consumption reaches 65.7 mpg. At launch, the iQ range offers a revised version of the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder VVT-I engine developed by Toyota with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission or Multidrive, the latest development of the continuously variable transmission of Toyota. The carmaker has established a starting price of EUR9.495. The iQ is available in two grades: iQ and iQ2. The first one comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and color-keyed door mirrors and bumpers and electrically adjustable door mirrors with integrated indicator lamps. Upgrading to iQ2 brings even more sophisticated features. The alloy wheels gain a high-gloss finish, fog lights are neatly integrated into the lower front bumper section and there are bi-halogen headlights with a smoke-tinted finish to their glass covers. Also, you should know that the door mirrors are electronically retractable. The quality bar was raised with climate control air conditioning, smart entry and push-button start, automatic headlights and wipers and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. The engineers have offered ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. The quality of braking performance is matched by the secure handling afforded by Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control. Occupants have 36-degree protection received from an array of nine airbags strategically positioned around the cabin. The iQ is the first model in the world to benefit from a window airbag. This offers extra head protection to back seat passengers in a rear-end impact. For launch, the new Toyta iQ will be offered exclusively in three metallic paint options which will be free of charge, if you order before the 1st of March 2009.