Scion iQ

Scion iQ

About Scion iQ

The Toyota iQ is a city car first shown to the public at the March 2008 Geneva Auto Show, with Japanese sales having begun in October 2008 and European sales in January 2009. The production iQ followed a concept vehicle presented at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. A North American version of the iQ, branded as the Scion iQ, was released in the U.S. beginning in October 2011 with the West Coast states and Canada in 2012. Deliveries of an all-electric version with a range of 80 km (50 mi) began in the U.S. in March 2013. Production of the Scion iQ EV (Toyota eQ in Japan) will be limited to 100 units for special fleet use in Japan and carsharing demonstration projects in the U.S.The name iQ, is an acronym for intelligence quotient, and recalls a competitor, the Smart Fortwo. According to Toyota, the istands for "individuality" "innovation" and "intelligence", while the Q stands for "quality" and points to the iQ's "cubic" shape. It was Japanese Car of the Year for 2008. While the length is in compliance with Japanese government dimension regulations for cars classified as kei car, the width and the engine size are not, and therefore it is defined as a supermini.The Scion iQ Concept car was built by Five Axis (California, USA) based on the Toyota iQ and displayed in April 2009 at the New York Auto Show. It is based on the production Toyota iQ, has a four cylinder engine, 18" wheels and widened wheel arches.The production Scion iQ was revealed at the 2010 New York Auto Show. It is now currently for sale throughout the United States.