If looks is the way to judge how good a car is, then the iQ surely will come up tops. To begin with, there is the 18 inch custom made alloy wheels that comes with its aero-headlights as well as the LED driving lights. These features will surely be the main attraction wherever you go. On top of that, there is the rear roof spoiler and the central exhaust which is trapezoidal shaped. If that is not enough, the illuminated door handles, a spotlight mounted atop the dashboard and the constantly lighter up iQ logo which is set to constantly remind you of what machine you are in.

Typically, the iQ is supposedly the smallest 4 seat production car where Toyota has revealed that customization might just be the best unique selling point. After all, the samples around comes with bright lime green and grey upholstery as well as an in-car 10 inch LCD touch screen equipped with DVD playback together with its digital music library capabilities.

To know better where this car is positioned, you can easily dub it to stand alongside cars like the Smart ForTwo as well as the Mini with others like the Fiat 500 all should come into contention. This would be Toyota’s answer to the growing mini car market which they have yet to command any sort of market share to date. Developed by its European design center in France, this car is all about style and Toyota’s effort in innovating. The car is 117.5 inches long which is about slight more than 10 inches as compared to the Smart ForTwo but bearing in mind that the iQ is a four seater, which gives it an upper hand.

Under the hood is a transverse, front wheel drive engine but do not expect this car to be superbly fast as it comes with a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine which gets you around 67 horses and a 1.4 liter diesel engine too is available. Apparently, they are producing a 1.3 liter gasoline engine set for the US market. Well, there you have it, one of the most revolutionary cars to be revealed recently and this is no joke, after all the iQ comes with 9 airbags, more than many cars in the upper brackets. Speaking about style and innovation, this car seemed to have it all, as it has just recently won the Japanese Car of the Year award.

 

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