Can Aston Martin Really Cram a V12 into a Scion iQ?

Can Aston Martin Really Cram a V12 into a Scion iQ?
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Is it April Fools’ Day or late October? Allegedly the folks at Aston Martin have figured out how to cram a V12 into a Cygnet city car. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today

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Top 10 Smallest Engines Available in Cars today
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  In an effort to make the most fuel efficient vehicles, automakers are looking at smaller displacement engines, which have made it into plenty of compact and subcompact vehicles. The motors in these vehicles don’t pack much power, or torque, and are all aimed to use the least amount of fuel. These cars are all… Continue Reading...

GRMN Toyota iQ Supercharger Heading to Production: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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GRMN Toyota iQ Supercharger Heading to Production: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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Build by Toyota motorsports partner Gazoo Racing, the GRMN iQ Supercharger is just the sort of concept car that’s too wild to ever become a reality. Right? Wrong! To the surprise of, well, everyone, Toyota has announced it will offer a limited production of the car, which was unveiled in its second-generation prototype stage today… Continue Reading...

Toyota iQ City Racer Coming To France

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Toyota iQ City Racer Coming To France
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It might sound like an oxymoron to hear Toyota iQ City Racer, with its 1.3L VVT-i engine pumping out the ever-so massive 98-hp. But that’s not going to stop Toyota from releasing a limited edition iQ aimed at the French market with some sporty aesthetic modifications. Only 300 units of the iQ City Racer will… Continue Reading...

Vilner Offers Luxury Interior For Economy-Minded Scion iQ Owners

Vilner Offers Luxury Interior For Economy-Minded Scion iQ Owners
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Toyota‘s miniature city car, known to us as the Scion iQ, is clearly a budget-friendly subcompact but who is to say that you can’t have a little fun and comfort while driving it? After Vilner transformed the Smart ForTwo they set their eyes on the next city car project this time keeping the modifications strictly… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Hopes Cygnet Will Become Brand’s Second Best Seller

Aston Martin Hopes Cygnet Will Become Brand’s Second Best Seller
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The Aston Martin Cygnet might seem like anathema to everything the company stands for, but Aston Martin is hoping that the Cygnet will become the number two seller for the brand. With a projection of 1,500 units sold per year, the Cygnet would trail the Vantage as Aston’s stop selling model. Aston sold a total… Continue Reading...

Toyota iQ EV to Debut at Geneva Auto Show, U.S. Leasing Program to Follow

Toyota iQ EV to Debut at Geneva Auto Show, U.S. Leasing Program to Follow
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As we anticipate the launch of the Scion iQ here in North America, parent company Toyota is preparing to introduction an all electric version of the mini-car in Europe. Set to debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the car uses a lithium-ion battery located under the floor. As a result it doesn’t take… Continue Reading...

Toyota Confirms iQ Will Get Electric Version

Toyota Confirms iQ Will Get Electric Version
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Toyota‘s iQ microcar will get a fully electric version in 2011, the Japanese automaker has confirmed. The iQ will come as part of a plan to launch 11 hybrid or electric vehicles by 2012, including a hybrid version of the Yaris hatchback, a plug-in version of the Prius Hybrid and a Prius-based minivan. In a… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Cygnet Coming To America

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Aston Martin Cygnet Coming To America
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Aston Martin‘s Cygnet minicar will come to the United States sometime in 2012 according to Automotive News. The Cygnet will reportedly cost $35,000 despite minimal changes from the Toyota iQ it’s based on. The Cygnet is a risky move for Aston Martin; a product like this is conceivably a good idea in places like London,… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 4: Pittsburgh To Columbus In The MINI Countryman

MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 4: Pittsburgh To Columbus In The MINI Countryman
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Day 4 Of the MINI Takes The States Tour was an exciting one for me, as I was able to sample the all-new MINI Countryman before nearly anyone else.  Saturday’s epic blast through two states left me exhausted, and I was expecting the Countryman to be a little more laid back than the Clubman S… Continue Reading...

Toyota Looking To Take On Tata Nano With Low-Cost Car

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Toyota Looking To Take On Tata Nano With Low-Cost Car
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With markets like China, Brazil, India and former Soviet bloc countries becoming more prosperous, the demand for a low cost, bare bones car for the sake of personal transportation. Tata’s Nano, Renault’s Logan and all manner of Chinese upstart brands have been filling the void in these up and coming locales, and now Toyota wants… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Scion iQ Hybrid Coming in 2011

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Breaking: Scion iQ Hybrid Coming in 2011
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** 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… Continue Reading...

Report: New Photos of Aston Martin Cygnet Give First Real Look at Luxury Mini-Car

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Report: New Photos of Aston Martin Cygnet Give First Real Look at Luxury Mini-Car
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Aston Martin has just released a selection of photos of its Cygnet mini-car concept, giving us the first real look at what this luxury econo-box will be like. Officially still a concept, the Cygnet is expected to go on sale next year in the U.K. and is based on the Toyota iQ mini-car. Sold exclusively… Continue Reading...

Detroit Preview: New Toyota Dedicated Hybrid Concept to Debut in Detroit

Detroit Preview: New Toyota Dedicated Hybrid Concept to Debut in Detroit
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** Toyota will debut an all-new hybrid concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in just a few weeks. This new concept will be a dedicated hybrid model, meaning that like the Prius, it will only be offered as a hybrid. Toyota has… Continue Reading...

Toyota to Launch iQ Mini Car in U.S. as Scion Model

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Toyota to Launch iQ Mini Car in U.S. as Scion Model
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Toyota will bring its iQ city car to North America by 2012, badged as a Scion model. Scion debuted a concept of the iQ (shown above) at the New York Auto Show this year. When it does launch, however, expect it to look significantly more tame. Currently the  mini car (about the size of a… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Introduces ‘Cygnet’ Commuter Car Concept Based on Toyota iQ Mini-Car

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Aston Martin Introduces ‘Cygnet’ Commuter Car Concept Based on Toyota iQ Mini-Car
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Aston Martin has just released details of an upcoming concept car the luxury British automaker is working on… and it’s not at all what you might expect. Rather than a high-powered exotic, this new machine, called the Cygnet, is a tiny commuter car. The Cygnet is based on the Toyota iQ and while it sounds… Continue Reading...

Toyota Launches More Powerful iQ with 99 Horsepower

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Toyota Launches More Powerful iQ with 99 Horsepower
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Earlier this year Toyota launched the iQ micro-car in Europe and now the Japanese automaker has unveiled  a more “performance-oriented” version of the cute and trendy iQ. The new engine is a 99hp VVT-i 1.33-liter four-cylinder that makes 92 ft-lbs of torque at 4400 rpm. It comes standard with Toyota’s six-speed manual transmission, which features… Continue Reading...