Introducing the 2012 Scion iQ, Canada’s premium micro subcompact, available from $16,760*.
July 20, 2011 - Toronto
Scion is thrilled to announce that the Scion iQ is now available for pre-sale and will arrive at Scion Dealerships across Canada this fall. “The Scion family is getting bigger, with the addition of the world’s smallest four-person passenger car – the convention-busting iQ,” said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Scion in Canada. “The iQ delivers big ideas about what a small, savvy vehicle can be – with innovative style inside and out, surprising comfort and versatility, an impressive list of standard features, and a full catalogue of Scion certified parts and accessories to make each iQ an individual statement.”
Small, yet spacious
Starting at just $16,760, the Scion iQ is one of the most innovative and value-laden small cars on the road. Only 3 meters long, iQ is loaded with ingenious engineering advancements, like the ultra-compact air conditioning unit and slim-back seats with integrated headrests, that maximize the use of the interior space and enable iQ to achieve its status as the only premium micro subcompact four-seater on the market.
iQ’s sharp contours, low profile and 2 metre wide stance give it a strong, muscular appearance. Inside, cutting-edge design features include a Manta Ray-shaped instrument panel, available in custom colours, and a parking brake positioned beside the shift lever to maximize space and functionality. Finishing touches like a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel extend the premium experience.
The new 1.3 L, 94 hp, 4 cylinder engine with dual VVT-i has been combined with a seamless Continually Variable Transmission to offer maximum performance with impressive efficiency. And combined fuel economy of 5.1 L/100 km** makes iQ one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada.
Make Your Move
A turning radius under 3.9 metres – the smallest on the market - allows you to enjoy outstanding manoeuvrability, even on narrow city streets. And that’s not all. iQ’s innovative structure enables the 16” wheels to be positioned at the far corners of the vehicle, improving both stability and agility. As a result iQ offers expert handling in urban environments and a level of highway stability previously unimaginable for a vehicle of its size.
iQ offers world-class safety performance with 6 active technologies like ABS and VSC that form the Scion Star Safety System™, plus eleven standard airbags. These consist of seven different types, including all-new rear curtain and seat cushion airbags, side airbag, knee airbag and curtain shield airbags, in addition to driver and front passenger airbags.
Scion’s “mono-spec” packaging means iQ comes in one extremely well-equipped model, with a long list of standard features not expected in an entry level vehicle. And customization opportunities abound, with Scion and TRD accessories. From standard air-conditioning and keyless entry, to 16” wheels, leather-wrapped steering, and a high-end Pioneer stereo, iQ drivers will not compromise. And at the highly competitive price of $16,760, iQ enthusiasts will be lining up to drive theirs home.
The Scion iQ is available for pre-order today. See your Scion Dealer for full details.
* MSRP does not include Freight and PDI of $1,390, license, insurance, registration, applicable taxes, levies and fees. Dealer may sell for less. Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual results may vary. Vehicle shown is a special project car, modified with non-Genuine Scion parts, accessories and colours. Modifications with these non-Genuine Scion parts or accessories may void the Scion warranty, may negatively impact vehicle performance and safety and may not be street legal.
** Estimates based on the Government of Canada's approved criteria and testing methods. Actual fuel consumption of this vehicle may vary. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. MSRP of $16,760 is for a mono spec Scion iQ (Vehicle may not be shown).