Final Toyota iQ Specs & Pricing Released

Toyota's smart fortwo-fighting IQ revealed in full production form with prices and specifications.

Toyota has released UK pricing and specifications for the iQ, its response to the congestion-friendly smart fortwo. The funky iQ is on sale now, with deliveries starting in January.

The iQ is a two-door, four-seater that’s designed for minimum space and emissions requirements with maximum equipment and comfort. It will be available in two trim levels, iQ and iQ2, with prices starting at £9,495 for the base iQ with a 1.0 liter VVTi-equipped three-cylinder and a five-speed manual transmission. A continuously variable transmission is also available on the iQ2 which starts at £10,495. Toyota says the manual-equipped iQ offers 65.7mpg economy, and its CO2 emissions are just 99g/km.

Standard equipment includes 15-inch alloy wheels and air conditioning, power windows and heated side mirrors. The MP3-capable sound system includes an auxiliary jack, and the iQ even has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Step up to the iQ2 and Toyota offers automatic climate control, fog lights, a pushbutton start and retractable side mirrors that make parking even easier.  Three styling packages, called iStyle, iSports and iUrban, are available to give the iQ a bit more personality.

The tiny iQ addresses safety concerns with standard equipment such as nine airbags, ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control. An industry-first rear window airbag offers additional head protection to the rear-seat passengers.

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Published Oct 11th, 2008 10:08pm By Christopher Jackson
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• New Toyota iQ available to order now, with customer deliveries from January
• On-the-road prices from £9,495 for iQ 1.0 VVT-i manual
• Two trim levels – iQ and iQ2
• iQ equipped with 15-inch alloys, heated electrically adjustable door mirrors, air conditioning and six speaker audio system with auxiliary socket
• iQ2 fitted with high-gloss alloys, front fog lamps, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers, smart entry and start system and climate control
• Standard safety features include ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Vehicle Stability Control with steering assist (VSC+) and Traction Control (TRC)
• Nine airbags as standard, including world-first rear window airbag
• Bespoke accessory packs available for equipment upgrades and personalisation
• Metallic paint free on orders taken before 1 March 2009
• 1.0-litre VVT-i engine with manual transmission set to return 65.7mpg and 99g/km (provisional), exempt from road tax
Order books are open for Toyota’s revolutionary new iQ, with first deliveries to customers in January. An instant icon for modern urban motoring, iQ matches its advanced engineering and design with highly desirable equipment specifications: it’s proof that thinking small no longer means thinking modest.
With carbon dioxide emissions starting at a road tax-free 99g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 65.7mpg for the 1.0-litre VVT-i with manual transmission, iQ is more than a match for many of its eco-themed rivals. And it returns these remarkable figures without having to sacrifice style, creature comforts and ride quality.
Its ground breaking design makes it the ideal compact machine for around-town driving, but with all the stability and handling dynamics of a larger car to keep it on the pace on the open highway. It can turn on a sixpence and slot easily into parking spaces that are forbidden territory to its rivals, yet the interior is spacious and flexible.
At launch the iQ range offers a revised version of Toyota’s award-winning* 1.0-litre three-cylinder VVT-i engine with a choice of five-speed manual transmission or Multidrive, the latest development of Toyota’s continuously variable transmission. On-the-road prices start at £9,495.

(* 2008 Engine of the Year, sub-1.0-litre class)
iQ pricing and VED bands
iQ 1.0 VVT-i manual £9,495 99g/km A
iQ 1.0 VVT-i Multidrive £10,495 110g/km B
iQ2 1.0 VVT-i manual £10,495 99g/km A
iQ2 1.0 VVT-i Multidrive £11,495 110g/km B
It may be one of the smallest cars on the market, but iQ demands no “make-do” compromises when it comes to equipment specifications.
iQ is available in two grades, iQ and iQ2, both of which come with the kind of standard specification that reads like a larger, premium model and is almost unheard of in the city car segment.
The entry-level iQ rides on 15-inch alloy wheels and projects a clean, contemporary appearance with colour-keyed door mirrors and bumpers and heated electrically adjustable door mirrors with integrated indicator lamps.
Air conditioning keeps things cool inside, while the six-speaker sound system provides a radio, CD player and MP3/WMA file playing from disc. There is also an auxiliary socket for connection to personal MP3 players. Electric windows, remote central locking, dark tinted privacy glass in the rear window and leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob are also all included, together with a tonneau cover for the rear luggage space.
Upgrading to iQ2 brings even more sophisticated features. The alloys 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. The door mirrors are electronically retractable – handy for those ultra-tight parking spots iQ drivers will be making the most of.
Climate control air conditioning, smart entry and push-button start, automatic headlights and wipers and an auto-dimming rear view mirror raise the quality bar even higher.
360-degree safety
iQ rebuts the assumption that small cars are less safe than larger ones with an exceptional array of active and passive safety provisions included as standard on all models.
Building on the inherent crash protection provided by iQ’s multi-load path construction, which effectively absorbs and disperses impact forces away from the cabin, the car benefits from ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The quality of braking performance is matched by the secure handling afforded by Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+) with Traction Control (TRC).
Should the worst happen, occupants have 360-degree protection from an array of nine airbags strategically positioned around the cabin. These include front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger; curtain shield airbags to guard the head and upper body of all four occupants; a driver’s knee airbag; and an airbag built into the front of the passenger seat cushion.
In addition, iQ benefits from the world’s first rear window airbag, giving extra head protection to back seat passengers in a rear-end impact.
iQ equipment specification highlights
iQ iQ2 adds
15-inch alloy wheels High gloss 15-inch alloy wheels
Manual air conditioning Climate control air conditioning
Electrically adjustable heated door mirrors with integrated turn indicators Electrically adjustable and retractable heated door mirrors with integrated turn indicators
Remote central locking Smart Entry and Smart Start
Colour keyed door mirrors and bumpers Rain-sensing wipers
LED rear stop lamp Dusk-sensing headlights
Electrochromatic auto-dimming rear view mirror
Leather steering wheel and gear knob trim Bi-halogen headlamps with smoke-finished covers
Six-speaker audio system with radio, CD player and
MP3/WMA compatibility from disc Chrome rear light cluster trim
Auxiliary socket for MP3 player connection
Audio controls on steering wheel
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Electric windows
Rear window privacy glass
Tonneau cover
ABS with EBD and BA
VSC with TRC
Nine airbags
(driver and front passenger front & side airbags; driver’s
knee airbag; front passenger seat cushion airbag;
curtain shield airbags; rear window airbag)
iQ owners looking for an upgrade will be able to add extra touches to their vehicle from a range of three bespoke accessory packs.
• iStyle: exterior styling elements, including chrome side sills, rear chrome garnish and aluminium scuff plates.
• iSports: sports styling features, including rear roof spoiler, rear skirt and chrome exhaust pipe finisher.
• iUrban: comprises rear parking sensors, reversible velour/rubber boot liner and carpet mats.
With such a high standard specification on iQ and iQ2, there are just two extra-cost options: leather seat upholstery and a fully integrated satellite navigation system with Bluetooth and iPod integration.
Accessory and option pricing
iStyle £250
iSports £400
iUrban £350
Leather seat upholstery £700
Satellite navigation £950
From launch, iQ will be offered exclusively in three metallic paint options (White Pearl, Black and Deep Amethyst) which will be free of charge for orders taken before 1 March 2009.

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Comments (11)

joelynn joelynn
I dont think it will be a success at that price, it's not funky enough to rival the MINI or the Smart and 500 both of which are cheaper. Look at what happened to the innovative and funky, but overpriced, Peugoet 1007.
Oct 13th, 2008 9:28pm
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unknownuser unknownuser
the car is rubbish it look's ugly and cheap and for the money you might aswell bye a mini copper that looks a hundrede times better and is alot faster or even bye a fiat 500
Oct 13th, 2008 8:43pm
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BritBoy BritBoy
This is ridiculously expensive! I thought this was going to sit at the bottom of the range, below the slightly larger Aygo!
Oct 13th, 2008 7:42pm
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rcw rcw
Does anyone remember if this car is coming to the U.S.?
Oct 13th, 2008 7:56am
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Way too expensive! As has been said above, there are full sized vehicles that cost the same! Tata Nano all the way! woooo
Oct 13th, 2008 5:37am
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9TNine 9TNine
Don't mind half-sized cars... But manufacturers always try to sell them at a full-sized car price! Plus the rear seats if the IQ are so claustophobic! Why buy this over a their Yaris? ...for the same price??? ...hello??? Would you pay $20,000 for THIS?? But, good to see the 1.0VVTi produces 99g CO2/km. Trust the revised Euro Yaris (ahem, new front bumper…wow!!!) with the same engine will do the same!
Oct 13th, 2008 2:52am
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mc959 mc959
u got to compare it with the Smart, same price range but u can get with 3 1/2 peoples in it instead of 2.
Oct 12th, 2008 9:59pm
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odysseus odysseus
What an expensive car!
Oct 12th, 2008 5:21am
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carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
Oct 12th, 2008 9:22am
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michelin901 michelin901
it is when you compare to some markets. you can a get a brand new corolla in the middle east for that price
Oct 12th, 2008 12:42pm
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Aygo Aygo
Bi-halogen?. The iQ2 get electrochrome rearview mirror
Oct 12th, 2008 3:15am
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