Scion iQ Delivery Now Delayed by Earthquake Aftermath
Fans of the upcoming Scion iQ will have to wait a little longer. Again. This isn’t the first time the car’s introduction has been delayed — it was originally slated to launch in March 2011. In January, Toyota spokesman Greg Thome told us that the launch of the Scion iQ had been pushed back to summer 2011 due to additional testing and development in Japan. He also said the delay would give the redesigned Scion tC, which launched October 2010, more time to attract customers as the brand’s newest model. The Scion iQ is billed as a “premium micro-subcompact” based on the Toyota iQ. A small hatchback design, it accommodates four passengers thanks to an innovative and unusual “3+1” seating arrangement. The iQ is powered by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine producing 90 horsepower, and has a continuously variable transmission. Standard equipment will include ten airbags, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, electric power steering, and air conditioning. Pricing won’t be announced until closer to the iQ’s on-sale date — whenever that is. via Automotive News (Subscription required) courtesy of Automobile Magazine Staff
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