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NeilBlanchard 10-18-2008 11:16 AM

Toyota -- bring the 4-door Yaris HB & the iQ to the USA!
Hi y'all,

I am hoping that the rumors that the Toyota iQ will be sold in the USA (as a Scion model) are true!
(click on picture for link)

57 MPG Toyota iQ Goes on Sale in Europe, No U.S. Release Date Yet : TreeHugger

Toyota iQ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3 meters long (just 10" longer than the Smart), 3 adults + 1 child, front wheel drive, 5 star crash rating (with a rear air bag!), 1.0L & 1.3L gasoline, or 1.4L diesel, ~1,900 pounds.
The 4 door Yaris hatchback is a worthy replacement for the Scion xA (with a better Cd (0.29 vs 0.31). Seating for 5 (4+1?) and a hatchback, which is far superior to the Yaris sedan. The Scion xD is too heavy, and the engine is too big, and the cD is 0.32 -- all make it less effiecient compared to the xA.

FunkSkunk 10-18-2008 11:57 AM

What's the EPA on those??

SVOboy 10-18-2008 01:05 PM

The iQ is coming to the US as a Scion, or so they say.

1.5Ldave 10-18-2008 03:17 PM

I hope they bring that iQ, ill be the first in line for one. First new car ive seen in about 5-6 years that made me go "ooooh i want it"

tjts1 10-18-2008 08:48 PM

They already sell the 4 door yaris in the USA. I saw one on the streets a couple of days ago.
2009 Toyota Yaris
The IQ will be shown at the Detroit auto show in January with a scion badge on the hood.

NeilBlanchard 10-18-2008 11:33 PM

Kewl beans! I get my wishes! Though it appears that the Yaris "5-door liftback" only comes with a 4-speed automatic. Decent EPA estimates none the less.

I'll take a 1L iQ, thanks! They have a very smart looking grill slit, and decent aero detailing, given the overall shape. I like the front wheel drive, the weight -- it should be very nimble indeed.

NeilBlanchard 10-19-2008 11:31 PM


Some more info is found here:

Toyota iQ Aims at Smart Fortwo- Yahoo! Autos Article Page


The iQ’s 0.299 drag coefficient is quite good.

Two powerplants will be offered, a 1.0-liter VVT-i gasoline engine and a 1.4-liter D-4D diesel. The 3-cylinder, 12-valve DOHC gasoline engine is rated 67 horsepower, while the 4-cylinder, 8-valve OHC common rail turbocharged diesel produces 88 horsepower. A new 1.3-liter dual VVT-i gasoline engine with stop-and-start technology will be available later in 2009.

The 1.0-liter engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a Multidrive continuously variable transmission optional, while the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual. The 1.0-liter VVT-i manual version gets an estimated 56 mpg fuel economy overall, while the diesel variant has an overall fuel economy of 57 mpg.

The driver is also presented with information to allow driving more efficiently. A Gear Shift Indicator on manual transmission models indicates when to shift up or down for best fuel economy. Multidrive models have an ‘ECO’ driving indicator lamp on the multi-information display that encourages more economical driving by signaling when fuel is being saved. Current and average fuel consumption is also continuously shown.

Formula413 10-19-2008 11:32 PM

I didn't see this post, I made a post about the iQ in the general efficiency forum. Here's the story on Yahoo that I referenced:

Toyota iQ Aims at Smart Fortwo- Yahoo! Autos Article Page

Sounds good to me. :thumbup:

Oops, Neil beat me by seconds!

meemooer 10-20-2008 04:23 AM

ooo i like the 'yota iQ. give me the diesel 6-spd. Whats the est sticker price?

Compaq888 10-20-2008 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 67940)
The iQ is coming to the US as a Scion, or so they say.

Yeah but you know it's not going to get any of those european mpg numbers. Somehow our mpg is going to be lowered 10-20

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