Scion has announced that its 2012 iQ premium micro-subcompact car will start to arrive in dealerships this October. The 2012 iQ will become the world’s smallest four-seater car with only 10 feet long. In order to be considered a premium micro-subcompact, the iQ comes standard with safety features that drivers expect and demand.
With a 78.7-inch wheelbase and a unique suspension design, this three-door hatchback Scion can deftly maneuver through city traffic. Its overall length of only 120.1-inches, and short front and rear overhangs allows the iQ to fit into virtually any urban parking scenario. Although short in length, the iQ has a wide stance at 66.1-inches, giving it a confident stance that handles like a much larger car.
The 2012 Scion iQ is equipped with a 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 94 hp and 89 lb.-ft of torque. It features the latest dual VVT-i, which allows the engine to be efficient and generate fewer emissions. The engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that helps deliver smooth acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency. The iQ is rated an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-II) and achieves an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 37 miles per gallon, comparable to similar vehicles of its size.
The iQ will be available in seven exterior colors, including Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Black Sand Pearl, Hot Lava, Pacific Blue Metallic and Black Currant Metallic. The 2012 Scion iQ will begin arriving at dealerships on the west coast starting this October. The car will be available in other regions of the country beginning in early 2012.
The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2012 iQ is $15,265. The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $730 and is not included in the MSRP.