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Frankfurt 2007: It ain’t the it’s the Toyota iQ

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Flame comes to the smart. That was our thought when we laid upon Toyota’s newest the iQ. The 2980mm 3+1 practically shares dimension with its big brother the except length, and comes with all sorts of innovative Normally a two-seater, a third can also be flipped up for a small or child in the back (hence,

All the details are in the press release the jump, and, as always, a awaits you underneath.


Toyota’s revolutionary ultra-compact IQ

The intelligent solution to urban

Designed within the Vibrant philosophy

Less than 3 in length

The IQ concept represents a shift in small car design, a car that challenges conventional of automotive hierarchies: small yet premium yet small. Realized the vision of an ultra compact, space efficient, environmentally vehicle that maximizes the lifestyle of Europe’s fashionable dwellers.

The IQ concept was created at Toyota’s advanced European studio in the south of France, under the Toyota design of Vibrant Clarity design is forward looking, intelligent and while retaining a clarity of and function.

Managing officer of Toyota Corporation’s Design activities, Hirai, says:

The IQ concept is to reflect and enhance the lifestyle of its In an urban environment, people to express themselves through and on-the-edge design, but at the same rational factors such as functionality and CO_ emissions cannot be Bringing these contradictory together in synergy was critical to the IQ and is a way of thinking we call the ‘J-factor’, a at the heart of all our activities.

Just a shorter than three in length at 2.98 meters — the IQ concept is a radical new to vehicle packaging and design. It the current limitations of ultra-compact transport by offering an interior of seating four or three and luggage space — a versatility within a minimal

The unveiling of the IQ concept also Toyota’s commitment to reducing emissions through vehicle innovation. With increasing congestion in urban areas, and concerns about vehicle the IQ concept presents a step in vehicle packaging and footprint, to a sustainable future.

Designed for fashion and function

Three elements of Vibrant

ß Dynamic and daring

ß Functional and aesthetic

ß Edgy urban contrast

All aspects of the IQ concept are to convey a confidence, and vibrance belies its size. All are working to the car energy and character that stand out and enhance its premium position in the urban environment.

Toyota’s Vibrant Design three core design are utilized to guide the design

Perfect Imbalance in its proportion

The is simple and daring with a and robust stance enhanced by the of the vehicle contrasting with its length. In side profile the overhangs and cab-forward silhouette a dynamic pose but at the same interior space is kept to a The confident character of the front with the small, yet strong give the vehicle an iconic

Integrated Component Architecture

the structure and construction of the vehicle is to keeping the design simple yet at the time energized, it also to clearly express the concept of the The structures around the 17 inch form part of the minimal and rear overhangs, a synergy conveys both strength and

In the interior the basic geometric of the instrument panel creates an and wide environment. The manta-ray-styled console, a simple yet flowing that envelops the instruments to a clear and vivid focal The air conditioning vents are constructed a cylindrical form clearly to their function. The overall is of components in harmony, forming a new expression.

Freeform Geometrics

The surfaces of the IQ concept are almost in their cleanliness and precision, but at the time have movement and to keep the design fresh and to date. The character lines of the opening flow smoothly and with the surfaces supporting

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In the interior the freeform lines of the centre cluster are echoed in the trim. Soft and inviting encourage touch and contact, a of uncompromised aesthetics and functionality.

the IQ concept has a ‘on-the-edge’ style for the streets of tomorrow’s urban This sense of vibrant, sub-culture is carried forward by the exterior colour; pearlescent with flecks of purple hinting at the darker interior The senses are further stimulated by the of the mock snake-skin steering trim, purple interior and purple styling themes over into the seats, trims and dashboard.

Compact but not compromised

ß use of space

ß Versatile 3+1

ß Fascinating blend of and function

ß Full features

The IQ concept sets out to be, and as the world’s smallest four passenger concept car. At than three metres in (2980mm) it is 425mm shorter the Toyota Aygo and more 770mm shorter than the Yaris. Yet, in width and (1680mm x 1480mm) it is comparable to so the ultra compact exterior hide a big interior heart.

At the time, the IQ concept is versatile and It will seat four space for three adults and a or the fourth seat can be utilised for space. To achieve this, a and intelligent 3 + 1 seating concept has applied. With a dashboard swoops away from the passenger, this seat has given extra freedom of

In regular use, driver and sit side by side. But, to a third adult or adult and the front passenger seat can be in a more forward position more room and easier to the rear area.

In addition, extensive use of intelligent, saving design themes and technology helps maximise within the passenger compartment. The heating and ventilation unit up space in the centre console and the dashboard to adopt its unique

Atop the main dashboard the instrument pod, dark and with the swoops and curves of a its tail flashing in silver-chrome as it reaches down to form the centre console. A single dial provides control of environment with temperature and displayed on the central panel, placed in the driver’s eye-line.

The 3-in-1 display of speed, rpm and fuel status is mounted the steering column while for audio and navigation functions are on the wheel itself. In an intelligent, solution to urban navigation, a head-up display of the GPS route-finder is within the driver’s vision but is when turned off.

A glass sun-roof ensures of light and adds to the sense passengers are not confined within a compartment. At night, the darkened is mysterious further emphasising the fashion sense of the concept

Despite its ultra-compact design, it no compromises on safety in the urban Indeed, safety is at the core of the strategy. A strong passenger safety cell will optimal impact energy

In presenting the IQ concept, Toyota an intelligent new design and technology — a radical solution to the of personal urban transport. The IQ represents the ultimate refined mode of transport offering a package, intelligent design, and friendliness.

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