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New York 2010: 2011 Scion iQ is a little intriguing

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Filed under: New York Auto Show, Budget, Japan, Hatchback, Scion

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Well, well, well - it looks like Toyota's iQ is coming to the U.S. after all, only it will be (as reported) sporting a Scion badge. Makes sense. Especially as according to Scion, the world's smallest four-seater is aimed squarely at a very young demographic. Not just young, but hip and urban, too. In fact, we were told that the iQ represents a "new urbanism," and is a vehicle for a "progressive buyer." We can hear Glenn Beck's aneurysm from here.

As for details, the "mini-er, smart-er" iQ sports a 1.3-liter engine delivering its not-yet-divulged power through a CVT. Mileage should be in the high 30s, which is reasonable but far from overwhelming for such a small package. The iQ will also ship with stability control, traction control and ABS, as well as ten - count 'em - ten airbags, as well as the industry's first-ever rear window bag. As for now, that's the whole story. We'll update you on price, performance specs, and on-sale date when we know more. Press release after the jump.



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um.... at least smart will have some competition...?

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4-seater? How?

Two Chihuahuas in the back.

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Add another 10mpg and I might think twice about it before deciding I'm not interested.

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It's an option. The 4 seater comes with a roof rack, helmet and 2 lawn chairs.

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It is tiny!

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Looks good. More practical than a fortwo, and it actually has unique engineering and design, unlike other Scions. I prefer it to the Toyota version. I'll take it over the Aston variant as well. :lol:

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