Toyota iQ

Toyota has revealed the pricing and specs for the production Toyota iQ in the UK market. The iQ is already available for booking now, with the first cars to be delivered to customers in January 2009.

The cheapest iQ will be the 1.0 VVT-i manual version at £9,495 (RM56,320). Two trim levels are available, the Toyota iQ (£10,495 for the auto) and the Toyota iQ2 (£10,495 for the manual, £11,495 for the CVT). The iQ has 15 inch alloy wheels, manual air conditioning controls, adjustable heated wing mirrors, an LED rear stop lamp, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, a 6-speaker audio system with MP3, WMA, CD and aux input, steering-wheel audio controls, ABS, VSC, and 9 airbags.

The higher spec iQ2 adds automatic headlamps, automatic rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and start, automatic climate control, high-gloss 15 inch alloys, smoked headlamps, and a chrome trim for the rear light cluster.

In addition, there is a choice of 3 accessory packages – the iStyle, iSports and iUrban. iStyle costs £250 and consists of chrome side sills, a rear chrome garnish and aluminium scuff plates. iSports adds a rear roof spoiler, rear skirting and a chrome tip for the exhaust pipe for £400. The iUrban package adds reverse sensors, a reversible velour/rubber boot liner and carpet mats for £350. Satnav is a £950 option while leather seats will cost you £700. If you add all of these options it can bump up the cost quite abit.

Two transmissions are available – a 5-speed manual and a Multidrive CVT. There is obviously no emphasis on performance as the Toyota press release does not mention how much power the iQ’s 1.0 VVT-i engine produces but they do quote a road tax-free 99g/km CO2 output (110g/km for the CVT) and a 65.7mpg combined cycle fuel economy.

Look after the jump for a video of the Toyota iQ.

Video: Toyota iQ