2011 Scion iQ

  • 2011 Scion iQ

    Sales of the Smart ForTwo minicar plummeted after gasoline came back down from $4 a gallon, but Toyota's Scion brand is readying its own minicar for sale in the U.S. The latest word is that the 2011 Scion iQ will land at dealers in March. The Scion iQ was first unveiled as a concept car at the 2009 New York Auto Show, and then shown in production trim at the following year's show. It's taking a while to make it to dealers, but Scion VP Jack Hollis confirmed at a press event last week our earlier report that the new iQ will arrive in the U.S. early next year. Of all brands sold in the U.S...

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  • 2011 Scion iQ at 2010 New York Auto Show, with Scion's Jack Hollis
    2010 New York Auto Show: Can 2011 Scion iQ Out-Smart the Mini?

    One year ago, Scion previewed its iQ mini-car, the smallest model yet from a brand known for its small, quirky cars. Today it revealed the production version of the 10-foot-long 2011 Scion iQ. The little "three-plus-one-seater" will go on sale between January and March next year, powered by a...

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    Aston Martin Goes Green With Zebra-Skin Baby Swan From Toyota

    Last summer, lots of people thought it was a joke when famed British sports car maker Aston Martin said it would offer coachbuilt versions of Toyota's tiny iQ minicar, in the guise of the greenest Aston ever, the Cygnet. (A cygnet is a baby swan, by the way.) Well, it wasn't a joke. And now Aston...

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    Update: Green Cars at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

    Next month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit promises to be greener than ever before. That's a recognition that more fuel-efficient and smaller cars are a permanent part of the U.S. automotive landscape, but it's also desperation to fill space in a show that's losing exhibitors...

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    Video: 2011 Scion iQ Thrashed, Slalomed, and Drifted While Shopping

    We're eagerly waiting for the 2011 Scion iQ to be launched in production form. That may be at next month's Detroit Auto Show or April's New York Auto Show, where the concept version landed from the sky last year. Sold in the rest of the world as the Toyota iQ, the 2011 iQ will go on sale in the...

  • 2009 Honda P-NUT Concept

    The smallest Honda sold in the U.S. is the 2010 Honda Fit, lauded for its almost infinite combination of interior configurations as well as its sporty driving and handling. But while Honda makes cars even smaller than the Fit for Asian and European markets, it hasn't sold them here. Its latest concept, unveiled at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show, explores what a stylish and ultra-compact Honda urban car, stuffed with passenger amenties, might look like 10 or 15 years hence. P-NUT, eh? There's a strong dose of whimsy--some might say "cutesiness"--to the Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport design...

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    2011 Scion iQ To Go On Sale By End of Next Year

    In March, when Toyota unveiled a concept version of the 2011 Scion iQ at the New York Auto Show, it said only that it was studying the idea of bringing the "micro-subcompact car" into the US. Now it looks like the iQ will arrive by September or October of 2010. That's a few months earlier than the...

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