2012 Scion iQ Hits Showrooms, Ready To Take On Smart

By | December 05, 2011
Toyota's youth oriented Scion brand, the makers behind the 2012 iQ, will have its newest and tiniest model in showrooms this week. The iQ was designed to be the ideal urban commuter— small enough to fit into any parking space, while boasting 36 mpg city fuel economy that'll have you swiping a little less plastic. But will consumers go for the car dubbed the world's smallest four-seater? The 2012 Scion iQ is bigger than the Smart ForTwo, about a foot longer and a little wider, by any definition is the more practical of the two. Yet the iQ is priced at $15,995 plus delivery, more than the Smart, and more than many good compact cars. For the same or less money consumers can land a popular Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, or Honda Fit, all of which offer more room in exchange for a few mpg. Scion's iQ is available in one well-appointed model, with 16-inch steel wheels, CD with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are all included. Like any Scion, lots of accessories are available to customize the iQ. Just last week the automaker debuted the new, much buzzed about 2013 Scion FR-S in Hollywood, expected to go on sale sometime in the spring. Reaching radically different buyers, the iQ and FR-S will help Scion transition in to its next generation. We think the FR-S will be a big hit, but we'll be watching closely to see how consumers react to the iQ. Source: Scion
  • 2012 Scion Iq White Red Side View
  • 2012 Scion Iq Front Three Quarters View
  • 2012 Scion Iq Front Three Quarter View
  • 2012 Scion Iq Interior Steering Wheel Dash Center Console Shifter Navigation
  • 2012 Scion Iq Rear Front Side Views
  • 2012 Scion Iq Rear Three Quarters View
 
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CL
CL

I just got one (Blizzard Pearl) and I love it. Two adults and two dogs fit inside perfectly, and the turning radius is even better than in a Miata. It got 39 mpg on my first mileage check. It's adorable!

ariel
ariel

ughly. real cars are made in AMERICA!

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