Scion Canada

Scion: Scion Reveals iQ Concept during a 2009 New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK, Apr 8, 2009 — At a New York Auto Show today, Scion denounced a special judgment chronicle of a iQ micro-subcompact automobile designed to accommodate a travel needs of immature civic trendsetters.

Scions iQ judgment is a new civic automobile with a insubordinate package that is only over 10 feet in length and accommodates 3 and luggage. As some-more and some-more civic centres are revitalized with a new clarity of purpose, energy, and creativity, immature people are relocating in from a suburbs to welcome new urbanism and are looking for a automobile that suits their needs and delivers high romantic value.

Scions iQ judgment is a intelligent answer to this need for rarely romantic and fit civic transportation. The preference of carrying work, party and enlightenment circuitously for immature city-dwellers is a poignant pull to civic centres. The automobile contingency be means to navigate narrow, undiluted streets, park in parsimonious places, have considerable fuel economy, and have constrained pattern and function.

Scions iQ judgment turns normal automobile pattern upside down. Traditionally tiny vehicles have been suspicion of as being basic. The iQ judgment is only a conflicting with a innovative facilities and iconic civic design; it fits in good within a Scion brand. Young, trendsetting buyers are artistic and innovative brazen thinkers, and a iQ has a lot to offer to fit their lifestyle.

As we ready for a introduction of a Scion code to Canada, we trust a Scion iQ judgment reflects a possibilities for a destiny lineup, pronounced Larry Hutchinson, Director, Toyota Canada Inc. The tiny automobile marketplace is expanding with immature buyers looking for their initial car, and trendsetting civic vehicles like a Scion iQ are on a slicing corner for those buyers who are seeking a automobile that defines their lifestyle.

The prolongation iQ is now sole in Japan and Europe. Five Axis of Huntington Beach, Calif. took a iQ to a subsequent spin with assertive extraneous and interior modifications that uncover a vehicles intensity for personalization.

With a 78.7-inch wheelbase, a three-door hatchback can skilfully scheme by city traffic. At a same time, a altogether length of 3223.26 mm (126.9 inches), altogether breadth of 1813.56 mm (71.4 inches), and brief front and back overhangs concede a iQ to fit in probably any city parking space. The front-mounted differential and repositioned steering shelve diminution front finish length. In addition, a iQ is versed with a prosaic gas tank housed underneath a building that reduces back overhang.

Pushing a wheels of a small, confidant judgment towards a 4 corners of a physique gives a iQ a assured stance. The tradition 18-inch wheels with a nickel finish and far-reaching tires fill a circle well, adding to a surefootedness. The iQs tradition front atmosphere dam, aero headlamps and high-intensity LED pushing lamps vigilance civic highway readiness.

The Scion iQ micro-subcompact judgment is a destiny of transportation. If it should join a destiny Scion line-up, it could strech iconic standing like a xB. Its styling will attract courtesy and if a a Scion, it will be easy to personalize.

We are vehement about a Scion iQ concept, pronounced Hutchinson. Its pattern and civic light are clever indications of where a Scion code will be when it is introduced in Canada.

The iQs form is tangible by a clever and high beltline. Smooth lines slip from a large, dim finish headlamps, adult a A-pillar, opposite a roof and hang around a back emphasizing a concepts geometric beauty. Side mirrors with integrated spin signals accent a purify design.

The back emphasizes a vehicles complicated style. Trapezoidal lines run toward a wheels, from a induce to a thick back diffuser, formulating a estimable presence. A centre-mounted trapezoid empty adds to a vehicles distinctiveness, while large, matte-finished back taillights assistance keep a automobile visible.

The iQs interior fuses function, character and entertainment. Attention to fact and complicated accents can be seen in a splendid doorway handle; a swiveling spotlight that hovers over a dash; an splendid iQ trademark on a passenger-side lurch and nickel and tender aluminum toned interior panels. Iridescent immature and gray honeycomb upholstery covering a doorway panels and seating areas, total with a tradition extraneous paint, provides a change of mutation and sophistication. Black matte scuba-like enamel covers a chair bolsters and is also used on a superstar with a splendid immature topstitch for a contemporary finish.

The iQ facilities a 10-inch row LCD shade on tip of a core cluster that serves as a categorical party console and navigation complement interface. With a pull of a button, a touch-screen articulates to exhibit a party hub. The hold shade can also play cinema while a automobile is parked. When not in use, a shade lays prosaic on a lurch with a unclouded cover that emits a charming arrangement of light patterns to make a interior even some-more unique.

A few discerning strokes to a black row next a party hub, or steering circle controls, authority a audio complement to trifle by a song library. The centre cluster also facilities 3 control knobs for twin front heating and atmosphere conditioning settings. The motorist and front newcomer any have a doorknob that displays their preferred heat and controls their heat and fan settings. The centre doorknob dictates section control for both occupants.

The instrument row has a speedometer, warning lamps, and a multi-information display. The multi-information arrangement allows a motorist to toggle by a odometer, normal speed, temperature, and eco lamp. The eco flare illuminates during fit pushing to assistance a motorist grasp limit fuel economy.

Comfortable front newcomer legroom was achieved with a newly-engineered, compress atmosphere conditioning section located behind a centre of a front console. The iQ employs a glove bag, with a same textured, honeycomb fabric as a front and back seats, that can be simply snapped on and off for storage or additional legroom.

Rear seating can accommodate one adult behind a front newcomer and a child, tiny package, or pet behind a driver. Extra slim front chair backs yield back passengers with legroom. The back seats are 50/50 and overlay prosaic for increasing utility. In addition, a back chair pillow rises adult to exhibit a tiny prosaic storage space that can be used for pocket-sized unstable song players, tiny books, digital cameras, or slim laptops.

The iQ does not skimp on reserve and is versed with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC); an anti-lock stop complement (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist (BA); and 9 SRS airbags, that includes a world’s initial back window screen airbag. Other airbags embody motorist and front newcomer front airbags; motorist and front newcomer seat-mounted side airbags; side screen airbags; a motorist knee airbag; and a front newcomer chair pillow airbag.

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1.3-litre, four-cylinder, VVT-i


93 hp


89 lb.-ft.


Front circle drive

DIMENSIONS (mm/inches)

Overall Length:

3223.26 / 126.9

Overall Width:

1813.56/71.4 but side mirrors

2014.22/79.3 including side mirrors

Overall Height:

1445.26/56.9 but antenna

1587.5/62.5 including antenna



Seating Capacity:




Five Axis tradition immaculate exhaust


Five:AD S6:F tradition wheels with nickel finish prototyped by MetalFX

18×8.5 ET03





TEIN Super Street coilover suspension


Five Axis widebody conversion

Burnt nickel accents

Custom accented headlights and taillights

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