Toyota released a few updates for the 2011 edition of the iQ, but these changes does not make it necessarily cleverer. The exterior appearance for example remains unchanged, and while the cabin is upgraded it’s not in terms of new and amazing gadgets. It just gets better quality and new colors. The engines are revised too, but only to comply with Euro 5 standards. There’s no change in power and performance.
The Toyota Optimal Drive 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engines which power iQ now emit just 99g/km and 113g/km of CO2 respectively.
As for the interior, a new grey interior has been introduced, with contrasting black upper trims on the doors and toning fabric upholstery. The new cabin colour-way is available with Eclipse Black, Pearl White, Island Blue and Tyrol Silver exterior finishes, while the established plum interior will continue to be offered with Deep Amethyst, Chilli Red and Decuma Grey.
New soft-touch materials have been introduced and the “manta ray” motif panels on the door and centre console adopt a new black finish. A scarlet surround has been added to the centre console, toning with contrasting red stitching on the black leather steering wheel. As an option, customers can select Kuru black leather upholstery on models with the new grey interior.
Pricing for the 2011 iQ starts from £10,158.