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  • 2012 Scion iQ  -  Driven, April 2012

    Although a very small niche group might see minicars like the Scion iQ and Smart Fortwo as a fashion statement, or as a way to reap special parking or commuting benefits, for most Americans—and even a lot of green-car shoppers—it's quite frankly a little hard to see the point in getting a 2012 Scion iQ. As we note in a new full drive post on the iQ over at The Car Connection: As enjoyable as the iQ is to drive, Americans are bound to go straight to the iQ's EPA fuel economy numbers. And in this case, they're very good. The 2012 Scion iQ happens to have the best EPA city rating on...

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    Can an EV Be Too Small? Toyota Says No With iQ EV for Geneva

    We have said it before and we will say it again: Electric vehicles will be all the rage in 2011. We have seen some great strides in the market, so much so that auto manufactures that were saying just last year that the technology wasn’t ready for the electric vehicle (EV) are now putting new...

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    2011 Geneva Auto Show: Toyota IQ EV Preview

    Until last spring, Toyota had never seemed that keen on producing an all-electric car, claiming battery technology just wasn’t ready for an all-electric car - despite having produced an all electric crossover SUV back in the late 1990s. Since then however, things have changed a lot. Not only...

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    2011 Scion iQ Minicar Sales Delayed Until This Summer

    If you're eagerly waiting for the first 2011 Scion iQ minicar to show up at your dealer, sit down and have a nice cup of tea. You're going to have wait a bit longer. Scion's parent, Toyota, is delaying the U.S. launch of the iQ, originally scheduled to happen by March of this year, to sometime this...

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    2011 Scion iQ Minicar Coming to U.S. Next March

    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...

  • 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...

  • Aston Martin Cygnet in zebra stripe pattern

    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 Martin has released more details of the available options--including a zebra-stripe pattern, even camouflage paint--on what will surely be the most expensive and most exclusive 10-foot-long "3 + 1 seater" in the world. Rumors say that just 2,000 Cygnets a year will be created (i.e. a couple of days'...

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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...

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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...

  • Aston Martin 'Cygnet', based on the Toyota iQ
    The Greenest Aston Martin Will Be...A Toyota ?!?!?

    Clearly carbon constraints, higher gas-mileage mandates, and concern over oil supplies are putting pressure on carmakers to change their lineups. And the loss of one-third of global car sales has slammed the industry like never before. But still, we really thought we were hallucinating when we...

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