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Toyota IQ concept car

Toyota IQ concept car

Toyota IQ concept car interior
Make Toyota
Model IQ
Concept year 2007
Production year 2008 -
Engine -

The Toyota IQ concept was created at ED2, Toyota's advanced European design studio in the south of France. The IQ concept was revealed at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Managing officer of Toyota Motor Corporation's Design activities, Wahei Hirai, says of the vehicle: "The IQ concept is designed to reflect and enhance the lifestyle of its owners. In an urban environment, people want to express themselves through dynamic and on-the-edge design, but at the same time rational factors such as size, functionality and CO2 emissions cannot be ignored. Bringing these contradictory aims together in synergy was critical to the IQ concept, and is a way of thinking we call the 'J-factor', a philosophy at the heart of all our activities."

The overall shape of the Toyota IQ concept is reminicent of the Smart ForTwo, but without the two tone paintwork and with more sopisticated lines the IQ concept appears more grown-up than its production rival. It is also slightly larger at just under 2980mm long compared to the Smart's 2500mm length.

The Toyota IQ concept is versatile and practical. It will seat four with space for three adults and a child – or the fourth seat can be utilised for luggage space. To achieve this a 3 + 1 seating concept has been applied. With a dashboard that swoops away from the front passenger, this seat has been given extra freedom of movement. In regular use, driver and passenger sit side by side. But, to accommodate a third adult or adult and child, the front passenger seat of the IQ can be moved to a more forward position allowing more room and easier access to the rear area.

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