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

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 modified …

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