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New Toyota iQ3

The Japanese brand has unveiled today the Toyota iQ3 (iQ cubed) on the British market. The Toyota iQ3 is powered by a 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine with Toyota Optimal Drive that develops 98 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. The top speed of the Toyota iQ3 is 106 mph and it can get from 0 to 62 mph in 11.8 seconds. The Toyota iQ3 comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, offering 58.9mpg and 113g/km CO2 emissions, or a Multidrive CVT transmission with 55.4mpg and 120g/km.

The Toyota iQ3 features 16-inch dual five-spoke alloy wheels and chrome door mirror housings. Available in four trim levels, iStyle, iUrban, iSports and iConnect, the Toyota iQ3 price starts at 11,495 GBP for the manual and at 12,495 GBP for the Multidrive version.

CLEVERER THAN EVER: INTRODUCING THE NEW TOYOTA iQ 3

  • New iQ 3 (iQ cubed) powered by 98bhp 1.33 Dual VVT-i engine with Toyota Optimal Drive
  • Toyota Stop & Start system increases fuel efficiency and reduces CO 2 emissions
  • Class-leading fuel economy and emissions 58.9mpg and 113g/km (six-speed manual)
  • Also available with Multidrive CVT transmission 55.4mpg and 120g/km
  • Exclusive iQ 3 equipment features, including 16-inch dual five-spoke alloy wheels and chrome door mirror housings
  • On sale now, price 11,495 (manual) and 12,495 (Multidrive)
  • Four accessory packs available iStyle, iUrban, iSports and iConnect
  • Optional Leather seat trim and Satellite Navigation

Toyota 's iQ range is extended for the first time since launch with the introduction to the line-up of a 1.33-litre engine. The highly efficient lightweight unit, already successfully deployed in Auris, Yaris and Urban Cruiser is offered exclusively in the new iQ 3 model.

Benefiting from Toyota Optimal Drive technology for a class-leading combination of power, fuel economy and low emissions, it uses Dual VVT-i control of both intake and exhaust valves to deliver strong torque at low to medium engine speeds and achieve maximum efficiency.

The headline figures broadcast the exceptional customer benefits in terms of running costs. With manual transmission, iQ 3 returns an official 58.9mpg in combined cycle driving, and 113g/km of CO 2 Band B for road tax (35 annual charge) both of which are best-in-class figures. Equipped with Toyota 's new Multidrive CVT system, fuel economy is just as good, while emissions rise slightly to 120g/km, but remain within Band B.

This achievement is not at the expense of performance. The engine develops a maximum 98bhp at 6,000rpm and peak torque of 125Nm at 4,400rpm. Nought to 62mph can be achieved in 11.8 seconds (11.6 with Multidrive) and top speed is 106mph. This underlines the fact that iQ is more than just a city runabout, giving a strong, stable and enjoyable drive at motorway speeds.

Matched to a compact, lightweight six-speed manual gearbox, the engine features Toyota 's Stop & Start system. This automatically cuts the engine when the car comes to a stop and the gear shift is moved to neutral; when a gear is selected, the engine restarts quickly (in just 0.4 seconds) and seamlessly, thanks to the use of a permanently engaged gear mechanism. In urban driving iQ's natural environment Stop & Start can yield fuel consumption savings of up to 15 per cent.

iQ 3 is also available with Multidrive, Toyota 's new stepless CVT (continuously variable transmission).

One of the key elements of the 1.33-litre engine is its piston design. Smaller and lighter than on the previous 1.3 unit, they are designed with a smaller contact area and use carbon ceramide, an advanced material more commonly used in Formula One engineering, to reduce friction.

iQ 3 carries forward the premium specification of iQ 2 but with some additional, exclusive features: the door mirrors have chrome-finished housings and the car rides on larger, 16-inch dual five-spoke alloy wheels. The choice of six paint finishes includes Decuma Grey metallic, which is also exclusive to iQ 3 .

The standard equipment features include automatic headlights and wipers, climate control, electric folding and heated door mirrors, Smart Entry and Start, auto-dimming rear view mirror, six-speaker sound system, front fog lights and a leather trimmed steering wheel. Nine airbags are fitted, including the world's first rear window airbag, and the active safety package includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC).

iQ 3 is on sale now. On-the-road prices are 11,495 for the six-speed manual version and 12,495 with Multidrive.

iQ Accessory Packs and Options

Four themed accessory packs have been assembled for iQ, giving owners an easy way to give their car that something extra.

  • iStyle (295) adds chrome surrounds to the front fog lights, chrome side sills, a chrome strip on the tailgate and aluminium scuff plates.
  • iUrban (345) provides rear parking sensors, a reversible rubber/velour boot liner (for use when the rear seats are folded flat) and carpet mats.
  • iSports (495) focuses on style with a neat roof spoiler, deep rear skirt and inverted delta-shape chrome exhaust tailpipe finisher.
  • iConnect (375) keeps you in touch on the move with Bluetooth, plus the neat detachable Glovebag to store documents and small personal items.

With such a high standard specification on iQ 3 , there are just two extra-cost options: leather seat upholstery (690) and a fully integrated satellite navigation system with Bluetooth and iPod integration (930).

New Toyota iQ3

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