To meet the needs of the urban trend of new-generation car, 2011 scion iQ successfully take big ideas and the focus of this model into a small package is very interested. It is possible the car was packed with smart and functional, offering functionality and comfort of the driver when driving.
2011 scion iQ is determined by strong and high beltline, huge lights a fat, until the A-pillar on the roof and wrap around the back, and emphasize geometric the form, clean design.
The rear emphasizes the vehicle’s modern style. Trapezoidal lines run toward the wheels, from the hatch to the bumper’s rear diffuser-like accent, creating a substantial presence. With a 78.7-inch wheelbase and a unique suspension design – consisting of MacPherson struts up front, and a torsion beam rear suspension – the three-door hatchback can deftly maneuver through city traffic. In addition, its overall length of only 120.1-inches, width of 66.1-inches, and short front and rear overhangs create a confident stance that still allows the Scion iQ to fit into virtually any urban parking scenario.
The Scion iQ is small in size but large on safety. Active safety features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), an anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Traction Control (TRAC).
The iQ obviously is tiny, but it also comes with an extensive list of standard safety equipment. Besides the aforementioned airbag behind the rear seat, stability and traction control, ABS with panic-brake assist, and 9 other airbags as standard. A rundown of the fluffy collision pillows: two front, two side-impact, two side-curtain, two front-seat knee airbags, a seat-cushion airbag for the driver, and the rear bag.
Power for the U.S.-market iQ will come from a 1.3-liter four-cylinder. Output hasn’t yet been disclosed, but Scion is promising more than 90 horses. Connected to the 1.3-liter will be a standard CVT which we can’t see disliking more than the herky-jerky automated manual transmission in the Smart. Scion expects the iQ to return a combined-fuel-economy figure in the high 30s.
Like the Smart, which doesn’t have a rear seat, space in the front of the iQ is plentiful, thanks to numerous space-saving engineering solutions. Whereas the Smart tucks its engine and transmission below the rear of the car, the iQ’s has a traditional front-engine, front-drive layout. Cleverly, the iQ packages the differential in front of the engine, the starter motor is incorporated into the flywheel, and the steering rack is mounted up high. Even the air conditioner sits up in the center of the dashboard, allowing the firewall to be set further forward.
The Scion iQ’s engine is combined with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that helps deliver smooth acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency. The Scion iQ will be rated as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-II), and it is expected to achieve a combined fuel economy in the high 30s, comparable to similar vehicles that feature less passenger and cargo capacity.
The Scion iQ comes standard with a six-speaker audio system and is available with multiple audio head units for various degrees of audiophiles. All iQs will be outfitted with USB and auxiliary ports, allowing personal devices to be easily integrated into the car. Steering-wheel-mounted controls command the audio system to adjust volume and shuffle through music sources such as CD, AM/FM, auxiliary input, or a library from your iPod or other USB device.
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