Stylish, urban, high-efficiency premium micro-subcompact
Expected to achieve fuel consumption of just over 5L/100km
Full suite of active safety technologies and world's first rear-window
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MONTREAL, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - At the 2011 Montreal International Auto Show,
Scion took the wraps off the 2012 Scion iQ - the all-new premium
micro-subcompact vehicle that will join the youth and lifestyle brand's
line of uniquely styled, highly customizable and full-featured
"Trend-setting, urban Montreal is the perfect place for the Scion iQ to
make its Canadian auto show debut," said Larry Hutchinson, Director of
Scion in Canada. "Québec has always been a market for smaller, fuel
efficient vehicles - but also a market that demands style, quality, and
innovative features. The Scion iQ celebrates good design, form that
follows function, and the principle that big ideas often come in small
As the world's smallest four-seater, the Scion iQ defines a new, premium
micro-subcompact segment for Canada:
A large door opening and long-slide front seats make it easy to get into
the back seat, while a slim-back seat design offers more rear legroom.
A premium interior fusing modern style and textures.
Impressive safety systems, including class-leading 10 airbags, the
world's first rear-window curtain airbag, and active safety
technologies including Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control,
ABS, Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.
The iQ's 1.3-litre engine is combined with a Continuously Variable
Transmission (CVT) that helps deliver class-leading 90 horsepower,
smooth acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency.
The iQ will be rated as Tier 2 Bin 5 for emissions, and it is expected
to achieve estimated fuel consumption of just over 5 litres per 100 km
comparable to similar vehicles that feature less passenger and cargo
Class-leading turning radius at just 3.9 metres.
"The Scion iQ is the boldest example to date of the Scion brand
philosophy," Mr. Hutchinson continued. "It's the ultimate small,
urban-friendly, fuel efficient vehicle that's big on style, features
and safety, and offers the functionality and comfort that drivers
expect from a vehicle twice its size."
The Scion iQ arrives in Canada later this year.
For the second year, Scion will also sponsor Montréal's popular
Igloofest, which brings together some of the electronic scene's best
artists in a unique outdoor music setting. In addition to the music,
there will also be Scion giveaways and vehicles on display. Test drive
a Scion at any Montréal Scion dealership between January 6 to January
29, and get a free Igloofest ticket*, CD Sampler, and the chance to
play Scion's "Take on the Machine" contest where you could drive away
with a brand new Scion tC. Igloofest takes place at the Jacques-Cartier
Quay in Old-Port, Montréal, beginning at 6:30pm on January 13-15, 20-22
*While supplies last
Launched in September 2010, Scion in Canada is the exclusive Canadian
distributor of Scion vehicles through a sales and service network of 45
dealers in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The Scion lifestyle is
urban, edgy and authentic; Scion vehicles maximize personal expression
while delivering performance and style. For more information about
Scion products and Scion lifestyle, visit www.media.scionnation.ca.
SOURCE Toyota Canada Inc.
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