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 |  Jun 11 2012, 9:16 AM

A small two-cylinder hybrid engine is in the works at Toyota, and it could be finding its way into the Toyota iQ and or the Aygo. 

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Breaking: Scion iQ Hybrid Coming in 2011

New $15,000 iQ Hybrid will get 60 mpg

 |  Jan 07 2010, 12:00 PM


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The pieces of puzzle are starting to come together and it looks like Toyota is planning on launching a hybrid version of the iQ mini-car in North America, branded as a Scion. According to a report by InsideLine, the a concept version of this car is the “dedicated hybrid concept” that Toyota will unveil at the Detroit Auto Show next week.

The iQ Hybrid will be offered as both a five-door hatchback and as a sedan, with the hatch going on sale in 2011. Impressively, it will get over 60 mpg thanks to a 1.5-liter engine used as a part of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy drive.

In addition, the 3-door, currently sold in Europe and Japan will also be branded as a Scion in North America. The Smart fortwo-sized hatch will be powered by a 99-hp 1.3-liter 4-cylinder and be offered as a convertible as well. With the hybrid and non-hybrid versions, this will essentially add four new models to Scion’s product lineup.

Scion unveiled a concept version of the iQ at the New York Auto Show last year. See more of that car in the Gallery below.

GALLERY: Toyota iQ


GALLERY: Scion iQ Concept

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[Source : InsideLine]