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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 … or … and the front passenger seat can be in a more forward position more room and easier to the rear area.

In addition, use of intelligent, space saving themes and miniaturised technology maximise space within the compartment. The ultra-compact heating and unit frees up space in the console and allows the dashboard to its unique shape.

Atop the dashboard sits the instrument dark and mysterious with the and curves of a manta-ray; its tail in silver-chrome trim as it reaches to form the cleanly-styled centre A single central dial control of interior environment temperature and ventilation displayed on the panel, clearly placed in the eye-line.

The three-dimensional, 3-in-1 of speed, engine rpm and fuel is mounted above the steering while controls for audio and functions are on the steering wheel In an intelligent, hi-tech solution to navigation, a stand-alone, head-up of the GPS route-finder is placed within the vision but is see-through when off.

A panoramic glass sun-roof plenty of light and adds to the that passengers are not confined a conventional compartment. At night, the interior is mysterious further the high fashion sense of the car.

Despite its ultra-compact it makes no compromises on safety in the environment. Indeed, safety is at the of the concept strategy. A strong compartment safety cell ensure optimal impact absorption.

In presenting the IQ concept, reveals an intelligent new design and package — a radical to the challenge of personal urban The IQ concept represents the ultimate urban mode of transport a revolutionary package, intelligent and environmental friendliness.

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