Toyota iQ model 2009

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2009 Toyota iQ

The final version of the revolutionary Toyota iQ its debut at the 2008 Paris show. Last seen as a design at the Geneva show this year, iQ is a city car is so innovative that – the Toyota Prius – it as a major milestone for future development.

The radical thinking Toyota iQ turns conventional car on its head. Toyota engineers to extraordinary lengths to redesign, or relocate components to achieve goal of a car that is less three metres long, yet has seats inside with no on space, comfort or driving

Toyota iQ redefines what a car be in today’s era of congested cities and environmental awareness, not least by carbon dioxide emissions that start at 99g/km. At the time it is fun to drive with dynamics and advanced powertrain

Hiroki Nakajima, Toyota iQ Engineer, explains: For the development of iQ my for a design concept befitting a and small, sophisticated car began by the customer. My theory was that the of people most suited to car’s style, small and premium edge would be as ‘post-modern’ – people who independence in their choice of and values.

Toyota iQ can be ordered now, with delivery place in January 2009. sales volume for Europe is to be around 80,000 units.

years ago Toyota launched a to radically improve vehicle focusing on breakthrough solutions for key vehicle features. The outcome of project formed the basis for the of Toyota iQ.

The objective was a new kind of car, one that would four people within an length of less than metres. The result was a landmark that will have a term influence on Toyota’s vehicle development. Toyota iQ is the expression of refined, yet environmentally 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 asymmetric dashboard was to open up the whole cabin It ensures ample leg room for the passenger, even when the is in its furthest forward position. The seat configuration allows an 190cm tall to sit comfortably in the seat behind a front of the same height. Shoulder-to-shoulder between driver and front is 50mm wider than in and bears comparison with a vehicle.

The all-round space and layout means there is room for three adults either a child passenger or behind the driver.


Toyota iQ represents the outcome of Toyota’s well-established to reduce the environmental impact of its without compromising performance and dynamics. With CO2 emissions as low as (with manual transmission), it is a city car that’s in the right at the right time.

Its innovative, packaging has been achieved a low overall height, low centre of and wheels pushed out to the four of the car. This gives at low speed and unprecedented stability for a car on motorways and winding roads. A turning radius of 3.9 metres enhances its nimble handling, in tight city streets.

iQ is built on a new platform with strut front suspension and a developed compact rear beam. Together these dynamic handling with degree of ride comfort. The is fine tuned to let the car hug corners at without losing stability.

iQ engines and transmissions have developed under the Toyota Drive philosophy of delivering low fuel consumption and emissions compromising on power or driving

At launch one engine will be a 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol with a choice of five-speed or a new Multidrive CVT system.

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 uses latest continuously variable (CVT) technology to give a smooth shift feel optimising the balance between and fuel economy. It continuously and selects the most appropriate ratio and shifting speed, eliminating shift shock or while changing gear.

It engine torque without acceleration and smoothes gear changes, for example limiting shifts and making downhill to achieve optimum engine force. The system provides all the characteristics of a conventional automatic

Models equipped with feature an ECO driving indicator on the multi-information display. This more economical driving by when fuel is being and, consequently, emissions are Current and average fuel are also permanently on display.

shift indicator

Models manual transmission are equipped a gear shift indicator shows the driver when to up or down a gear to achieve the environmental performance. The system driving conditions, accelerator pressure and vehicle speed account and can return fuel savings of between 0.5 and three per compared to normal gear depending on individual driver

Future developments

A new 1.33-litre VVT-i petrol engine Stop Start technology be available in Toyota iQ later in A 1.4 D-4D diesel will be from launch in some markets, but is not scheduled for introduction 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 from sophisticated active and safety technology to protect passengers and pedestrians, with a of breakthrough features rarely in small vehicles.

ABS integrated Brake Assist (BA) and Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) is on all models. Steering assist Stability Control (VSC+) with Traction Control is also provided across the and incorporates Electric Power Control to minimise the risk of or oversteer.

The new braking system has front discs and 180mm For collision safety and braking a link-type brake pedal is

The high strength body has a path structure to efficiently and disperse impact forces. by Toyota, it increases occupant in a frontal collision through six elements to absorb and redistribute energy, including the suspension rail and cross members, cross member, and front located as far forward as possible.

The and height of the bonnet and a collapsible construction are designed to deform in an to mitigate potential pedestrian

All models are fitted with airbags. The passenger front has a twin-chamber design with a pressure inflator to bridge the between the passenger and the dashboard.

The has a knee airbag, which, of the short steering column, can be closer to the driver’s knees, deployment time and the amount of required. On the front passenger there is an innovative seat airbag that works the seatbelts to reduce and disperse to the head, chest and upper This airbag is more in restraining hip movement than knee airbags, given iQ’s asymmetrical dashboard

Protection from side is provided by two front side designed to restrain the chest and at the same time. Two side shield airbags protect all occupants from side to the head and neck.

Emergency Retractor (ELR) seatbelts are to all seats, with additional and force-limiters for the driver and front

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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