The engine develops a maximum power of 98 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 125Nm at 4,400rpm. The new iQ does naught to 62 mph in 11.8 seconds (11.6 with Multidrive) and tops at a speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). The unit is paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox, or with the Multidrive continuously variable transmission (CVT).
For the version equipped with a manual transmission, the iQ provides fuel consumption ratings of 58.9mpg in combined cycle driving, while releasing 113g/km of CO2. Thanks to the Start - Stop system, fuel consumption can be reduced by 15 percent.
Standard features include automatic headlights and wipers, climate control, electric folding and heated door mirrors, auto-dimming rear view mirror, six-speaker sound system, front fog lights and a leather trimmed steering wheel and nine airbags, including what Toyota calls the world's first rear window airbag.
Additionally, the new iQ comes with four themed accessory packs, as follows:
- Style (£295) - chrome surrounds to the front fog lights, chrome side sills, a chrome strip on the tailgate and aluminum scuff plates.
- iUrban (£345) - rear parking sensors, a reversible rubber/velour boot liner and carpet mats.
- iSports (£495) - roof spoiler, deep rear skirt and inverted delta-shape chrome exhaust tailpipe finisher.
- iConnect (£375) - Bluetooth, detachable Glovebag