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Old 10-18-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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!

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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.
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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.


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Old 10-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the EPA on those??
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The iQ is coming to the US as a Scion, or so they say.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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"
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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.
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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.
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Hello,

Some more info is found here:

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

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The iQ’s 0.299 drag coefficient is quite good.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Oops, Neil beat me by seconds!
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ooo i like the 'yota iQ. give me the diesel 6-spd. Whats the est sticker price?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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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