Toyota iQ3 Released in the UK

Following on the success of the recently launched iQ, the Japanese manufacturer decided to extend the range of its small sized vehicle with the addition of a 1.33l engine. Dubbed iQ3, the new Toyota will be priced in the UK at £11,495 for the six-speed manual version and £12,495 for the Multidrive version.

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
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