New Toyota iQ & Urban Cruiser World Debut at Geneva

New Toyota iQ
New Toyota iQ

European premiere for Urban Cruiser

European premiere for Urban Cruiser

The small car segment is big business and Toyota will unveil their new small urban car, the Toyota iQ, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Toyota iQ concept is still in our short term memory, it debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, now early March will mark the debut of the production iQ and it will go into production in the end of the year. Now that is pushing a car into production!

The Toyota iQ may be shorter than 3 meters (for comparison, a smart comes in at around 2,5 meters), it can still comfortably seat three adults plus a child or luggage. Six space saving and interlinked engineering highlights provide the spaciousness, while Toyota have gone all out on a radical new design moving away from the notion that small cars are basic and less safe.

Other Toyota vehicles on show are the Urban Cruiser, making its European debut, a plug-in hybrid prototype, the 1/X plug-in hybrid and the i-Real personal mobility concept.

Source: Toyota
Published Feb 13th, 2008 4:35pm By Frank de Leeuw van Weenen

Toyota to present two new additions to its small car line-up at Geneva Motor Show

  • World premiere of Toyota’s revolutionary new iQ urban car
  • European premiere of Toyota’s new small SUV, the Urban Cruiser

At the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota will unveil the production design of its all-new small car – Toyota iQ. First shown as the Concept Car iQ at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, iQ will go into production during late 2008.

iQ represents a break-through in compact urban transportation. For a first, up to three passengers can be comfortably seated in a compact urban vehicle at sub three metres in length, and additionally have enough area to accommodate a child or luggage.

The spaciousness of iQ is a result of its ingenious packaging, which was created by six space-saving but inter-linked engineering innovations that represent a revolution in Toyota’s automotive vehicle development.

Infused with Japanese design elements, iQ is a radical change in vehicle design as well as environmentally friendly transportation, and away from the belief that small cars are basic and less safe.

Toyota also uses the Geneva Motor Show to present a new extension of its sports utility vehicle line-up into the small car segment: Toyota Urban Cruiser.

This new Toyota is an environmentally responsible small SUV aimed at the urban all-roader market. It provides an answer to consumer desires for SUVs but with low fuel consumption and low emissions.

In addition, Toyota will also show its latest advances in urban environmental transport solutions, a Plug-in Hybrid prototype as well as two concept cars: the Toyota 1/X Plug-in Hybrid concept in combination with Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) technology, and the i-Real personal mobility concept.

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milan.adsl milan.adsl
how much will it cost
Feb 18th, 2008 6:46am
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joelynn joelynn
the urban cruiser is just a Scion xD with a very minor facelift
Feb 14th, 2008 3:40am
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joelynn joelynn
Feb 14th, 2008 3:36am
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
wow, it makes the toyota yaris look like a mini van.
Feb 14th, 2008 12:52am
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