Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2012 Scion iQ Starts At $15,995 In October

The 2012 Scion iQ premium micro-subcompact is only 10 feet long, seats four people in an offset seating arrangement, making it the world's smallest four-seater. The Scion iQ will have a 94 horsepower 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission achieving an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 37 miles per gallon when it begins arriving in dealerships this October. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starts at $15,265 plus the $730 delivery, processing and handling fee.

The iQ has 11 standard airbags, including the world's first rear window airbag. A compact front-mounted differential, high-mount steering rack with electronic power-steering, and a compact air-conditioning unit all amount to significant decreases in front-end length. In addition, the iQ is equipped with a flat gas tank housed beneath the floor that reduces rear overhang. Slim-back front seats optimize rear legroom, while the "3+1" offset seating arrangement allows one adult to sit behind the front passenger and a child or small package behind the driver.