Toyota iQ (2009)

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Toyota iQ

Toyota iQ

The final production of the revolutionary Toyota iQ made its at the 2008 Paris motor Last seen as a near-final at the Geneva show earlier year, iQ is a city car that is so that — like the Prius — it stands as a milestone for future vehicle

The radical thinking behind iQ turns conventional car design on its Toyota engineers went to lengths to redesign, re-engineer or components to achieve their of a car that is less than metres long, yet has four inside with no compromise on comfort or driving fun.

iQ redefines what a car should be in era of congested cities and increased awareness, not least by achieving dioxide emissions levels start at 99g/km. At the same it is fun to drive with outstanding and advanced powertrain technology.

Nakajima, Toyota iQ chief explains: For the development of iQ my research for a concept befitting a stylish and sophisticated car began by envisioning the My theory was that the group of most suited to this style, small size and edge would be described as — people who demonstrate in their choice of lifestyle and

Toyota iQ can be ordered from with delivery taking in January 2009. Full-year volume for Europe is expected to be 80,000 units.

2009 iQ

Five years ago Toyota a programme to radically improve packaging, focusing on breakthrough for miniaturising key vehicle features. The of this project formed the for the development of Toyota iQ.

The objective was a new of city car, one that accommodate four people an overall length of less three metres. The result was a solution that will a long term influence on future vehicle development. iQ is the ultimate expression of refined, yet efficient urban mobility.

The extraordinary interior space in a car measures just 2,985mm 1,500mm high and 1,680mm is a tribute to the determination and ingenuity of design and engineering team.

The it can carry four people adults plus a child) in and safety at motorway speeds, is the beginning of the story. Starting a clean sheet of paper, has created an ingenious and distinctive new car. And with its proportionally 2,000mm wheelbase, Toyota iQ has a yet muscular stance that is no other car.

Toyota design represents the essence of J-factor heritage, which the finest elements of Japanese such as miniaturisation and modernism. importantly it brings contradictory into harmony, such as yet spacious or hi-tech yet human.

is the foundation of Toyota’s Vibrant design philosophy, through long-standing paradoxes are resolved, as how to create vehicles that are and dynamic, but at the same time and ingenious.

One of the three key elements of Clarity is Freeform Geometrics, can be seen in Toyota iQ’s design, for example, in the manta ray of the centre console.

On the outside element comes into — Perfect Imbalance of Large wheels are placed at the corners of the vehicle to give a stance that belies the compact size.

True to aesthetic minimalism, Toyota iQ be available from launch in exterior colours: White Metallic, Black Metallic and Metallic (more colours be available later).


iQ’s remarkable interior is down to its comparatively long wheelbase and short overhangs 530mm at the front and 455mm at the Interior length from the end of the instrument panel to the hip point of the seats is an impressive 1,238mm. To this breakthrough, six space-saving innovations were developed.

Integrating the front-mounted differential in a transmission layout allowed iQ to be built with an ultra-short overhang. This reduced length while at the same increasing the length of the passenger Ingeniously this not only the amount of space required for the compartment, it also allows the diameter front wheels to be at the far corners of the vehicle. This the overhangs, which in turn stability and manoeuvrability.

Employing take-off steering gear and it higher in the engine bay means the engine and differential could be The engine compartment could be made considerably smaller, reducing the front overhang.

fuel tanks are located a car’s rear seats. By the tank flat, reducing it to 120mm in height and solving the of rapidly changing fuel levels that such a would normally create, the could be relocated under the Toyota iQ’s fuel has a 32-litre capacity, giving an driving range. Angling the shock absorbers backwards interior rear space to be

The slimness of the seatbacks frees up an 40mm of rear passenger at knee height. The seats up to 30 per cent less than ones, contributing to overall efficiency and low emissions. Using pipe materials rather high tensile sheet ensures the structure is rigid. The designs, with integrated save space without comfort or safety.

Reducing the of the heater and air conditioning unit by 20 per compared to the Toyota Yaris the engineers to make significant savings without compromising This means the blower usually found in front of the passenger, could be integrated the main ventilation unit in a position. This innovation the front passenger area to be forward, freeing up cabin and increasing leg room.

The innovative dashboard was designed to open up the cabin area. It ensures leg room for the front passenger, when the seat is in its furthest position. The sliding seat allows an adult 190cm to sit comfortably in the rear seat a front passenger of the same Shoulder-to-shoulder distance between and front passenger is 50mm than in Yaris and bears with a C-segment vehicle. The space and seating layout there is ample room for adults plus either a passenger or luggage behind the


iQ represents the successful outcome of well-established drive to reduce the impact of its vehicles without performance and driving dynamics. CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km (with transmission), it is clearly a city car in the right place at the right

Its innovative, aerodynamic packaging has achieved through a low overall low centre of gravity and wheels out to the four corners of the car. gives agility at low speed and stability for a small car on motorways and roads. A minimum turning of 3.9 metres further enhances its handling, even in tight streets.

Toyota iQ is built on a new with MacPherson strut suspension and a newly developed rear torsion beam. these provide dynamic with high degree of comfort. The suspension is fine to let the car hug corners at speed, without stability.

Toyota iQ engines and have been developed the Toyota Optimal Drive of delivering extremely low fuel and emissions without compromising on or driving pleasure.

At launch one will be available: a 1.0-litre petrol unit with a of five-speed manual or a new Multidrive CVT

1.0-litre VVT-i engine

The VVT-i petrol engine, of the 2008 Engine of the Year in the sub-1.0-litre class, is a lightweight, unit, producing 67bhp (68 Din hp) at and 91Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. with a high-ratio five-speed transmission, it returns 65.7mpg in cycle driving and 99g/km of dioxide (figures provisional to final homologation). This Toyota iQ under the UK’s threshold for Vehicle Excise a benchmark that is also for tax purposes in other major markets, too. Specified Multidrive transmission, the engine 110g/km of CO2 (provisional figure).

Multidrive transmission

Multidrive Toyota’s latest continuously transmission (CVT) technology to a very smooth shift while optimising the balance performance and fuel economy. It monitors and selects the most gear ratio and shifting automatically eliminating shift or jumps while changing It maximises engine torque unnecessary acceleration and smoothes ratio changes, for example uphill shifts and making shifts to achieve optimum brake force. The system all the city-friendly characteristics of a conventional gearbox.

Models equipped Multidrive feature an ECO driving lamp on the multi-information display. encourages more economical by signalling when fuel is saved and, consequently, are reduced. Current and average consumption are also permanently on

Gear shift indicator

with manual transmission are with a gear shift which shows the driver to change up or down a gear to the best environmental performance. The takes driving conditions, pedal pressure and vehicle into account and can return consumption savings of between 0.5 and per cent compared to normal shifting, depending on individual habits.

Future developments

Toyota iQ

A new Dual VVT-i petrol with Stop Start will be available in Toyota iQ in 2009. A 1.4 D-4D diesel be offered from launch in European markets, but is not scheduled for in the UK.

Many of Toyota iQ’s will be adapted and evolved for Toyota models. The car is a major in Toyota’s environmental commitment and to develop technologies for much emissions. It is an essential part of challenge to achieve the Japanese Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) commitment of 140g/km average emissions by 2009.


Toyota iQ benefits from active and passive safety to protect driver, passengers and with a range of breakthrough rarely seen in small

ABS integrated with Brake (BA) and Electronic Brakeforce (EBD) is standard on all models. assist Vehicle Stability (VSC+) combined with Control (TRC) is also across the range and incorporates Power Steering Control to the risk of under- or oversteer.

The new system has 255mm front and 180mm drums. For collision and braking feel, a link-type pedal is fitted.

The high body has a multi-load path to efficiently absorb and disperse forces. Designed by Toyota, it occupant protection in a frontal through six strategic elements to and redistribute impact energy, the suspension side rail and members, dashboard cross and front tyres located as far as possible.

The shape and height of the and a collapsible cowl construction are to deform in an impact to mitigate pedestrian injury.

All models are with nine airbags. The front airbag has a twin-chamber with a lower pressure to bridge the space between the and the dashboard.

The driver has a knee which, because of the short column, can be positioned closer to the knees, reducing deployment and the amount of inflation required. On the passenger side there is an seat cushion airbag works with the seatbelts to and disperse force to the head, and upper body. This is more effective in restraining hip than conventional knee given Toyota iQ’s dashboard design.

Protection side impacts is provided by two side airbags, designed to the chest and pelvis at the same Two side curtain shield protect all four occupants side impact to the head and

Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts are fitted to all seats, additional pretensioners and force-limiters for the and front passenger.

World-first rear window

Toyota iQ marks a world-first with a rear window shield airbag. This from the roof lining the rear headrests to protect in a rear-end collision.

Isofix seat anchors are fitted to the seats. A high tensile steel seat frame with integrated headrests driver and front passenger collision safety and whiplash performance equal to Toyota’s active headrest systems.

its 360-degree safety approach, aims to fulfil Euro five-star rating for occupant


In with its innovative design and quality finish, it will as standard a number of premium for added style, comfort and setting it apart from conventional and modestly specified in the city car segment.

Two grades be available — a standard and a premium upgrade version. Key will include (according to alloy wheels, electrically heated door mirrors integrated turn indicators, air conditioning, privacy glass, Entry and Start system, headlights, rain-sensing wipers and an rear view mirror.

To add more lustre to their iQ, owners will be offered a range of dedicated accessories.

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