Toyota iQ with stop & start tech and a 1.4L diesel. image

The new “city car” from Toyota who will be available on the market early in 2009, has a total length of 2, 985mm, 1,500mm high and 1,680mm wide. Toyota says that new iQ can carry 4 adults in perfect comfort and safety, at motorway speeds up to 170 km/h (1.4 litre D-4D)

The 1.0 VVT-i petrol engine, awarded ‘Engine of the Year’ in 2008 in the sub-1.0 litre class, achieves top-level power output of 68DINhp and delivers 91Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. Combined with a high ratio 5-speed manual transmission, the 3-cylinder lightweight inline unit delivers a fuel economy of 4,2l/100km* (TBC).

The 1.4 D-4D diesel engine features the latest generation common rail technology with an intercooled turbocharger. Power output is an impressive 90DINhp and it delivers maximum torque of 190Nm at 1,800 – 3,000rpm. It is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission for an optimum balance of acceleration and low fuel consumption. Fuel consumption is only 4.1l/100km with CO2 emissions of 103g/km (and at 4.0l/100km and 104g/km when fitted with Diesel Particulate Filter)*.

A brand new 1.33 litre dual VVT-i petrol engine with stop-and-starttechnology will be available later in 2009.

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), integrated with Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Steering assist Vehicle Stability Control (VSC+) combined with Traction Control (TRC), Electric Power Steering Control. All are available. 9 airbags are also available.

Toyota expects yearly iQ sales volumes to be around 80,000 units in Europe.

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