Whenever we see the Scion xD on the road it reminds us of the Toyota iQ – and that’s probably because a car the size of an iQ would fit perfectly into Scion’s lineup. Guess what? That’s exactly what may happen at the 2008 LA Auto Show.
According to Motor Trend’s sources, Toyota will bring the new iQ minicar to LA next month but instead of displaying it at the Toyota stand, the iQ will get a Scion badge and will join the xD, tC and xB. Why make such a move when all of us like calling it the Toyota iQ?
Well, for one Scion is in desperate needs to generate some buzz and improve its brand image. Second, Toyota doesn’t want another fuel-sipper to steal the spotlight from the next-generation Prius hybrid.
Pricing for the Scion iQ is expected to be around $15,000. Under the hood we will most likely get the 1.5L 4-cylinder found in the Yaris mated to a 5-speed manual or the optional Multidrive CVT.
Live from Paris 2008: Toyota iQ:
Source: Motor Trend