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Scion has made New York its venue to launch new concepts, and 2009 was no different. At a press conference, Scion had the tiny iQ concept lowered from the ceiling.
Back to 2009 New York auto show coverage.
The iQ concept is based on Toyota's iQ microcar, launched at the 2007 Tokyo auto show. For the concept, Scion had tuner company Five Axis remake it, adding 18-inch wheels and wide fenders.
Toyota managed to keep the iQ short by using a front differential and compact steering rack, and a flat gas tank mounted beneath the floor. Toyota has not yet made a decision whether to market the iQ in the U.S.
The car can hold three people comfortably, or four, as long as one is a child.
Five Axis fitted the interior with a 10-inch thin panel LCD that pops up from the center dash, and backlit buttons on the instrument panel.
Scion had some other modded cars on display, including this xD customized by Drag Cartel Industries. On this car, the B pillars have been removed and the top has been dropped 4 inches.
MV Designs converted an xB into a very mini truck. It has been fitted with an Alpine audio system and Toyota Racing Development suspension parts.