2012 Scion iQ Premium Micro-Subcompact-A Review

July 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

On 20th of June, Scion publicized that 2012 Scion iQ premium micro-subcompact will be available for dealership in coming October. 2012 Scion iQ is a smart car whose length is just 10 feet but it can easily accommodate four passengers and it is the smallest Four-Seater car of World. Vice President of Scion Jack Hollis said, “Scion prides itself on being an innovative brand with a lineup of iconic vehicles that set automotive trends.

The iQ is the fourth vehicle in the family, and it will define the premium micro-subcompact segment as the choice for new urbanites who want clever transportation without a sacrifice in style or new features.” The idea behind the evolution of 2012 Scion iQ Premium is to meet the needs of urban people who always desire small but spacious car. iQ made it possible by translating big ideas to small package, its smart and efficient packaging provides functionality and console to driver and passengers which is usually provided by large four-seater car. Details about the features and specifications of 2012 Scion iQ Premium is as follows;

Smart Design of 2012 Scion iQ

You might be thinking that 2012 Scion iQ will not be comfortable car but you will be surprised to know that although it is world’s smallest car yet it is quite comfortable. Its intelligent design easy accommodates four persons without scarifying on comfort level of passengers. Scion iQ is equipped with 6 state-of-the-art technological innovation which makes it small car with large potential.

Front-end length is reduced due to compressed front-mounted disparity, elevated-mount steering rack with EPS (Electronic Power-Steering), and a compacted unit of air-conditioning. Additionally, the iQ is outfitted with a flat gas tank situated under the floor that trim downs back projection. Slim-back border seats optimize back legroom and the “3+1” counteract seating arrangement lets one adult to sit at the back the frontage passenger and a child or small package at the back of driver.

Performance of 2012 Scion iQ

2012 Scion iQ features wheelbase of 78.7 inches with distinctive suspension design which includes MacPherson shruts up front along with compressed torsion beam actual suspension. Scion iQ is truly a small yet powerful performance oriented car, it is car with three doors and hatchback which can swiftly move from heavy traffic of city. On the whole length of 2012 Scion iQ is 78.7 inches, its short front and back overhangs helps the driver to easily park it in any city parking space.

Engine of 2012 Scion iQ

2012 Scion iQ is powered by 1.3L 4-cylinder engine which generates Horsepower of 94HP and torque of 89 lb-ft. It also consists of double VVT-I which contributes towards the efficiency of engine and makes it fuel efficient and eco-friendly.

2012 Scion iQ-Fuel Efficient Car

Engine of 2012 Scion iQ is coupled with CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) which plays a vital role in making it fuel efficient and also helps to provide smooth acceleration. Scion iQ has been rates as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle and its Estimated Fuel Economy Rating is 37mpg in comparison to other vehicles of its size.

2012 Scion iQ-Safety Features

2012 Scion iQ has all the necessary safety features which a driver expects from car of this size, it features 11 standard safety air bags which also includes rear window air bags which has been introduced for the very first time by Scion. Other airbags includes; driver, front-passenger, driver and front-passenger seat mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags, driver and front-passenger knee airbags and a Scion-first driver and front-passenger seat-cushion airbags.

Standards Safety Features

  • Antilock Brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Smart Stop Technology brake-override
  • A tire-pressure monitoring system (standard equipment)

2012 Scion iQ-Hi-Tech Interior

Scion has employed the 3+1 seating equation in 2012 Scion iQ, driver and front passenger seats are somewhat counterbalance which results in making it four-seater car. Back seats are very flexible, features 50/50 spilt and one can also fold it flat. Hence it offers space for your luggage too, you can easily keep 4 large suit cases in 2012 Scion iQ. Leather steering wheel with red stitching is a standard feature.

Flat bottom of iQ provide enough comfort to driver especially to thighs as there is enough room. Scion Drive Monitor is a also a standard feature which shows the information like external temperature, MPG value, Indicator (Eco-Drive) which facilitates the driver to enhance the fuel efficiency of 2012 Scion iQ.

2012 Scion iQ-Standard Entertainment Features

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: That lets both hands-free phone connection and streaming audio capacity, and HD Radio technology.
  • Streaming audio: Permits attuned phone or special media gadgets to couple with the audio system and provide music via sound system.
  • The audio system also consists of an OEL (Organic Electroluminescent Screen) by way of a modified reception screen, iPod/USB connectivity, Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR), and a subwoofer RCA output.
  • The USB port and universal auxiliary (AUX) port are positioned on the middle console, which lets users to snoop to their handy music collection via four Pioneer speakers of 2012 Scion iQ.
  • A Scion Navigation audio system is also accessible for city drivers who always desire to add expediency of effortlessly searching ways about the city.

2012 Scion iQ-Styling Features

The profile of 2012 Scion iQ is styled by a well-built and elevated beltline which moves smoothly from the large stout headlamps upbeat the A-pillar, athwart the top and encloses about the back, accentuate the geometric shape of iQ. Mirrors of side with incorporated turn signals intonation the spotless devise and provides it a finest look.

2012 Scion iQ-Available Colors

2012 Scion iQ will be available in following colors;

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Hot Lava
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Black Currant Metal

2012 Scion iQ-Availability and Price

In west Coast, 2012 Scion iQ will be available in October and will be available in other parts of the World in the start of 2012. MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) of 2012 Scion iQ is US $15,265.


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