The Toyota iQ

It feels like forever since I’ve posted about a car I really love, but nothing has really struck me as of late. I’m also not a big fan of overly weird or stylized cars, I just want a car that actually works and is amazing because of not only it’s looks, but it’s functionality as well. So when I spotted the new Toyota IQ over on Wired the other day, I knew right away I needed to write about it.

First off, it’s small. Nothing bothers me more than people driving giant, obnoxious cars and trucks that they don’t need. This car is aimed at young urbanites, but when it gets 56 miles to the gallon, I could image a whole lot of people wanting this little guy, especially in our current economic climate. It’s also been precisely crafted, from the placement of gas tank to the shape of the dashboard, so that the inside feels a lot bigger than it is.

Second, Toyota needs to get Scion back into it’s once A-game, and offering something like this, in the price of range of less than $15k, just might do it. With people trying to save money in any way they can, having a smart and fun compact car that saves them money just might do the trick. I personally would buy one of these puppies in a heart beat, I think the shape is certainly intruiging, especially the back end. I’m also a fan of the wide stance the tires have, something that’s similar in shape to the Mini.

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Bobby

3 Comments The Toyota iQ

  1. Jacob October 15, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    The unfortunate thing about the Toyota Iq is that it is most likely going to pull some of the potential Scion market. I’d rather by a “Toyota” than a “Scion” if I didn’t know they were the same thing. And the IQ is so similar to the size and shape of the Xb/a.

  2. Holly October 16, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    Soooooo cute. I adore this. I think it’s time to trade in the CRV once this becomes available.

  3. K October 31, 2008 at 8:46 AM

    This is what I’ve been waiting for.
    It’s reminiscent of a Fiat, and also calls to mind the Suzuki Splash from overseas.

    I was so envious that Europeans got such fantastically designed compact cars, but now.. I can finally get my hands on one.

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