2013 Toyota Scion IQ | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

October 18th, 2012 | Category: SUV, Toyota | 2848 Views

2013 Toyota Scion IQ | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the 2013 Toyota Scion IQ. 2013 Toyota Scion IQ is one brand new car from Toyota that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Toyota Scion IQ.

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The Toyota iQ (the car the Scion is based upon) is not a new car. The Scion version is technically. Designed to blend into densely populated cityscapes, the iQ does everything small, but in a big way. Dimensionally, it’s slightly bigger than a Smart Fortwo, but it’s still a runt when placed next to a Camry. While its size is the iQ’s most eye-catching asset, it presents inherent packaging dilemmas. It’s not just the challenge of stuffing four seats for 3.5 people in between a wheelbase shorter than a Lotus Elise’s (78.7 versus 90.6 inches). There’s also the engine and associated running gear, suspension (front MacPherson strut, rear torsion beam), and interior amenities to cram in, and some empty space for cargo. It demands expert engineering.

Toyota did say there was not going to be an EV minicar coming from the company anytime soon, but Americans will feel the new EV to come from Toyota is plenty mini for them: the iQ EV. And now Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. announced the arrival of the 2013 iQ EV in the United States. To be sold under the Scion brand, the iQ EV is a battery electric city commuter designed for car sharing programs, in urban and campus environments.

“Toyota believes battery electric vehicles have the potential to play a role in future mobility strategies,” said Chris Hostetter, TMS group vice president of strategic planning. “Up to now, cost and convenience issues have limited BEV’s appeal with a broad consumer market. Toyota developed the iQ EV specifically as a city commuter, for use in an urban environment, where driving distances are likely to be short, charging opportunities numerous, and its compact proportions beneficial.”

Although its enthusiasm for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) has dimmed in recent weeks, Toyota Motor Corp. launched its long awaited Scion iQ EV city car in the U.S. this morning in a pared down test program that will see only 90 of the tiny cars brought to the States. The car features the first commercial use of Toyota’s new high performance lithium ion battery, capable of delivering about 24 percent more range per kilowatt hour of capacity than comparable first generation EV batteries used in vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf. Toyota won’t make the iQ EV available to individual buyers, earmarking it instead for use in commercial fleets and car sharing programs, where its performance can be closely monitored and data easily collected.

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2013 Toyota Scion IQ Price :
Pricing for the new 2013 Toyota Scion IQ has been set at $15,385 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Toyota Scion IQ we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

The offer is good only until June 31, 2012, so you’ve got some time to think about it. Sure, this will add (just) $15,700 to the price of your portable gaming station. but at least you’ll have some way to carry it. And when you’re finished making that deal, can we interest you in a Mercedes for the low low price of $1 million?… But first, scroll down for a read of the Scion press release with details.\

Production of the first all new car for Scion at least since 2004 begins in August, and starting in October, the iQ will be available for $15,995. The base cost includes a mandatory $730 delivery, processing, and handling fee, and complimentary Scion Service Boost that covers factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles. Only West Coast Scion patrons will have iQ access at first, and the delayed rollout will continue in waves into 2012. The eastern U.S. follows California and company before the Midwest and inner parts of the country will take stock by March 2012.

2013 Toyota Scion IQ Interior :
The 2013 iQ EV will be available in just two exterior colors black over silver or black over red, with one interior black and white cloth with a leather covered steering wheel and metallic and ice blue accents. The cloth seats will be patterned with an electrical plug motif. The dash will feature a 7 inch infotainment and navigation system screen.

TORRANCE, Calif., May 1, 2012 | Scion is pleased to announce that starting May 1 through July 31, 2012, buyers of a new 2012 Scion iQ will receive a layStation®Vita (PS Vita), portable entertainment system, while supplies last. The promotion  oincides with the nationwide release of the iQ, Scion’s fourth vehicle and the world’s smallest four-seater. For full details, please visit www.scion.com/psvita. “Scion is very proud of the iQ’s intelligent and functional design,” said Jack Hollis, Scion Vice President. “Similar to the PS Vita, the Scion iQ comes loaded with premium technological features, has a focus on functionality, is concentrated into a suitably small package and most importantly is tons of fun.”

Scion is excited to give iQ owners an entertaining way to enjoy the world’s smallest four-seater, even when they are not in the driver’s seat. Originally released March 7th as a limited time free download to PS Vita owners, MotorStorm RC included the Scion iQ as an in game vehicle option. The award winning PS Vita is equipped with a 5″ OLED, high definition touch screen, dual analog sticks, front touchscreen and rear touch pad, two cameras, built in microphone, and combined with the best gaming content, provides an unmatched portable gaming experience.

We’re pleased to report the latest addition to the Scion family fulfills its city duties to a tee, though we’re certain our first drive was helped immensely by the venue. San Francisco is a very romantic city after all, Tony Bennett left his heart there. The rolling hills are steeped in history and cable car tracks, and it’s one of the most culturally diverse locations on Earth. The City by the Bay is also home to a riss cross set of roadworks that makes more logical sense in some neighborhoods (mostly in the west side) than others. Plenty of one way streets, pedestrian crowds, interconnected residential and commercial communities, aggressive public bus drivers, and never ending construction stand ready to confound out of towners. With the iQ at our disposal, we dived straight in.

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2013 Toyota Scion IQ Exterior :
In our modern world of 300 horsepower, 30 highway mpg vehicles, it feels intuitive to dismiss the iQ as underpowered. But offsetting the low power figures is a Scion-claimed 2150 pound curb weight, made possible in part by a front differential matched to a lightweight continuously variable transmission there will be no manual shifting option for the U.S. The diff is essentially flipped over ahead of the engine for the sake of packaging, and the half shafts are moved forward from their conventional locations. The air conditioning unit is installed directly behind the center stack to conserve precious space. The plastic, 8.5 gallon gas tank is a shallow 4.72 inches deep and mounted beneath the iQ’s floor like a pancake, helping to contribute to the car’s short 120.1 inch length. When fully fueled, the requisite 87 octane combustible liquid should contribute no more than around 52 pounds to the bottom line.

The development process for the iQ EV strongly focused on the conservation of power. A compact lightweight body, power saving electrical equipment, and the application of experience gained from hybrid and plug in hybrid development resulted in what Toyota considers excellent all around performance. It’s Scion badged EV is replete with energy conserving features such as regenerative braking, heat pump air conditioning with a pre conditioning option, LED high mounted stop light, heated front seats, and a heated windshield defroster.

The iQ EV is based on the gasoline powered Scion iQ city car that went on sale late last year in California and earlier this year in the rest of the country. It uses a 47 kilowatt (62 horsepower) electric motor that delivers 120 pound feet of torque and draws its power from a 12 kWh battery pack. Estimated range is 50 miles per charge or about 4.2 miles per kilowatt hour, versus an average of 3.4 miles per kWh for most other EVs in the market. Toyota says the four seat minicar its wheelbase is just 78 inches has a 13.5 foot turning radius for easy maneuvering in congested urban traffic.

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2013 Toyota Scion IQ Engine :
Think the teensy tank will barely get you through the week?… The estimated 36/37 mpg city/highway looks more appropriate for a hybrid, given the narrow ratings spread, and offers a maximum hypothetical range of 314.5 miles. Even when getting lost around San Fran, there was more than enough gas to play with, and we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge twice to venture north into Sausalito and the Muir Woods National Monument area. In the city proper, 94 horses and the smooth operating CVT felt more than capable of jumping from stoplight to stoplight, even when hills entered the picture. On the 101 freeway heading in and out of Marin County, the 1.3 liter struggled for power at 55 mph and beyond, encouraging deep accelerator pedal depressions to hold constant speed. The alternative highway driving method is to slip the CVT into the S or B “gears,” which tell the CVT to relentlessly vary its two pulleys to clutch engine speed to about 4000 or 6000 rpm, respectively.

The car is also equipped with a timer to match charge completion with the time the vehicle will actually be driven, to help reduce battery degradation. In addition, there are three driving modes to select from: D range controls the vehicle to use the least amount of power during city driving; S range increases acceleration performance for brisker driving; and a B range that maximizes regenerative braking efficiency. Maximum output from the drivetrain is 47 kw (63 hp) with a maximum torque of 120 pound-feet. In S range the iQ EV accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 13.4 seconds, and from 30 to 50 mph in seven seconds. Its top speed is 78 mph.

For such a small car or perhaps because it is such a small car the iQ EV is equipped with a surprisingly high number of airbags; the 11 SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) airbags include knee, side, seat cushion, front and rear curtain, and a rear window curtain airbag. Like all new Toyota vehicles, the Scion iQ EV comes standard with the Star Safety System, which combines Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

The iQ is powered by an efficient new 94 hp 1.3 liter four cylinder engine, paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Every iQ is equipped with 16 inch wheels, air conditioning, a leather shift knob and steering wheel and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, as well as power windows, exterior mirrors and door locks with keyless entry. The standard Pioneer sound system features HD Radio technology, Bluetooth audio streaming, MP3 capability and a USB port, along with a regular auxiliary jack for various types of portable music devices. The rear seats are split 50/50, and can be folded down flat for increased cargo capacity. Safety features include a vehicle stability control system with integrated traction control, anti lock brakes with brake assist and a tire pressure monitor. The iQ also boasts an industry leading 11 standard airbags, including front seat cushion airbags and the world’s first rear window airbag, along with dual front, knee, front side impact and overhead curtain airbags.
Source: neocarblog.com, autocarrelease.com.

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