As expected due to the iQ Concept revealed last year, Scion unveiled today at the New York Auto Show the production version of the show car dubbed 2011 iQ premium micro-subcompact. Set to go on sale in early 2011, the new Scion iQ succeeds at taking big ideas and concentrating them into a small package.
Just like the Aston Martin Cygnet, the all-new Scion is based on the Toyota iQ and promises to make quite a buzz on the market.
Its overall length of only 120.1-inches and width of 66.1-inches makes it the perfect car for a crowded city. If you expect that a small car like this is not safe you´d better think again!
The new car offers Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), an anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Traction Control (TRAC).
Also, it comes as tandard with 10 SRS airbags, including the world's first rear-window curtain airbag.
Other airbags include driver- and front-passenger airbags; driver- and front-passenger seat-mounted side airbags; side curtain airbags; driver- and front-passenger knee airbags; and a Scion-first driver seat-cushion airbag. Under the hood we find the same 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine found also on the Toyota iQ and capable to deliver over 90 horsepower.
Inside, the vehicle comes standard with a a six-speaker audio system and is available with multiple audio head units for various degrees of audiophiles.
All iQs will be outfitted with USB and auxiliary ports, allowing personal devices to be easily integrated into the car.