Toyota iQ Goes Where The Google Car Can't Fit

Google Street View is great, but some streets — especially European ones — are simply too tiny for the Google car to capture. iQ Street View has gotten around that problem by using a smaller car. » 5/31/12 2:00pm 5/31/12 2:00pm

Over The River And Through The Woods: Top Ten Christmas Sleds

Globally, Christmas weather is everything from tropical rainforest or frozen snow-piled wasteland. Although everyone wants to get over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, these are the ten best vehicles for the job with presents in tow. » 12/24/09 12:15pm 12/24/09 12:15pm

Aston Martin Cygnet: "No Mr. Bond, I Expect You To Die Of Embarrassment"

In June, Aston Martin released a photo of its Cygnet concept, a Toyota IQ-based city car with a Vantage grin. Today Aston's dropped images of a seemingly production-ready Cygnet with an expected $32,000 price tag. » 12/16/09 8:00am 12/16/09 8:00am

Toyota FT-EV II Concept: Weirdo Electric Daily Driver

The iQ-based Toyota FT-EV has been given a truly bizarre styling tweak for its second generation, set to debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show, resulting in a cabin that looks like a Narnian spaceship. » 10/06/09 10:20am 10/06/09 10:20am

Toyota Makes iQ Font With Digital Skid Marks

Using a combination of motion capture and a stunt-driven Toyota iQ, graphic designers have created a "Toyota iQ font," a slick and wholly unique approach to advertising the new micro-machine. Video of the process below. » 7/17/09 2:30pm 7/17/09 2:30pm

Aston Martin Cygnet City Car Rendered

AutoExpress illustrators have quickly released these two seemingly accurate renderings of what the new Toyota iQ-based Aston Martin Cygnet luxury tender will look like. We're not ashamed to say we actually kinda like it. » 7/02/09 3:30pm 7/02/09 3:30pm

Aston Martin Partners With Toyota On Cygnet City Car Concept

The boys from Gaydon, England claimed they'd reveal a new model every year. A new super car? Nope. Actually, their latest concept, the Aston Martin Cygnet, a Toyota iQ-based luxury commuter city car, may even be a bit silly. » 6/29/09 10:15am 6/29/09 10:15am

Scion iQ Concept: Three-Seat Smart Rival Spied

According to these AutoWeek spy photos, the rumored Scion iQ Concept Smart ForTwo competitor is a rebadged Toyota iQ. The iQ, you'll remember, is Toyota's 3+1 seat micro-subcompact city car. Believe it, or not. » 4/01/09 4:30pm 4/01/09 4:30pm

Scion tD Cometh? Scion To Reveal Tiny Coupe Concept At New York

Toyota will reveal yet another Scion concept at next month's New York Auto Show that will offer a glimpse at their interpretation of the "micro subcompact" market. Is it the iQ? The tD? Or what? » 3/18/09 1:00pm 3/18/09 1:00pm

Toyota FT-EV Concept: Roller Skate-Sized Electric Sneaks Onto Detroit…

The FT-EV Concept, Toyota's tiny little electric car for the masses, has managed to sneak onto the Detroit Auto Show floor ahead of the official reveal later this morning. » 1/12/09 9:35am 1/12/09 9:35am

Toyota FT-EV Concept: An Electric Car For The Tiny Masses

Toyota will show off it's Toyota iQ-based FT-EV electric car at the Detroit Auto Show this week as part of a push towards a larger, greener fleet. » 1/10/09 11:30pm 1/10/09 11:30pm

Toyota To Unveil Small Electric Car Concept At Detroit

According to the WSJ, Toyota plans to unveil a "small battery electric-car concept" at next month's Detroit Auto Show alongside the new Prius. Is this a GEM or GEM Peapod competitor or something more? » 12/22/08 12:15pm 12/22/08 12:15pm

The Ten Small Cars Of The Future

Years after being promised smaller and more fuel-efficient cars the next generation of diminutive autos is finally on its way. But these new "small" cars aren't as small as you might think. In order to provide a point of comparison, we've compared the length of these cars to a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab pickup truck.… » 12/09/08 2:30pm 12/09/08 2:30pm

Modelista Tunes The Toyota iQ

The Toyota iQ » 10/23/08 1:30pm 10/23/08 1:30pm is the latest tiny car from the number one super best automaker from the land of the rising sun, and it's got a sharp, Japanese-interpreted Smart ForTwo look. Enter Modelista, a tuner who tends to modify cars for show more than go. The company has "upgraded" the iQ with yellow highlights, slightly…

Toyota Develops First Rear-Window Curtain-Shield Airbag, Opening New…

Apparently we're not the only ones who look at a car like the Toyota iQ » 10/01/08 10:30am 10/01/08 10:30am and wonder what could happen to back-seat passengers in a rear-end collision: Toyota today announced the development of a rear-window curtain shield airbag. Not surprisingly, Toyota also announced that the first application for its new 'bag will…

Toyota To Reveal New Avensis, Production iQ And AWD Urban Cruiser At…

Toyota's just dropped what we should expect to see from them at next month's 2008 Paris Motor Show » 9/02/08 9:20am 9/02/08 9:20am. We're told the super number one best awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun plans to reveal the new third-generation of the Toyota Avensis (the car's platform is the same as that of the Scion tC), the…

Toyota iQ Spotted, Gary Sinise Hiding In Back Seat?

With gas prices the way they are, everyone's thinking about getting a car that's smart. But not everyone likes the Smart. So, for those seeking a Japanese alternative to Europe's favorite sub-subcompact, the super number one best awesome automaker from the Land of the Rising Sun has got just the car for you. These… » 6/09/08 1:20pm 6/09/08 1:20pm

Toyota IQ Is The Smartest Production Car At Geneva

We're not making a statement on the overall intelligence of the latest Toyota microcar, the Toyota IQ, but rather a statement on its similarity to a certain other car. In addition to Toyota design and, hopefully, Toyota value, this smallest of cars has a serious advantage over that other intelligent ride: seating… » 3/05/08 10:00am 3/05/08 10:00am

Toyota iQ To Become Reality, Debut At Geneva Motor Show

Toyota is finally getting smart by getting Smart. The Toyota iQ Concept from Frankfurt will show up at the Geneva Motor Show as a fully capable production vehicle that will be a "break-through in compact urban transportation." And by a break-through they mean a Japanese version of the Smart (see the name). The last… » 2/13/08 10:00am 2/13/08 10:00am