Scion's iQ will start at $15,995, and comes with an estimated 36 miles per gallon city, 37 on the highway.
The iQ has a 1.3-liter, 96-horsepower engine, good for a top speed of 100 mph. The iQ has a smooth, quiet, continuously variable automatic transmission. Behind the wheel, the car feels like other small Toyota vehicles. It's nimble, with a turning radius of under 26 feet and suspension to match those accurate maneuvers.
For the iQ, Scion is promoting the safety of their iQ and its "cocoon of air bags." This includes the first rear air bag. iQ holds 11 airbags total, more than any other vehicle on the market today.
Aside from Scion (and the already established Smart Car) half a dozen auto makers are planning on introducing foreign and domestic microcars over the next few years.
"Smart had a good concept, but the execution was not as good as they hoped," says Scion chief Jack Hollis.1
Keep in touch with Toyota Marin, located at 445 Francisco Blvd East, San Rafael, CA 94901 to find out when the iQ is coming by you.