It may be the world's smallest four-seater car, but the Toyota iQ has never been short on style. Its distinctive exterior appearance remains unchanged, but in the cabin some changes have been made to raise the quality factor and give customers more choice.
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.
The Toyota Optimal Drive 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engines which power iQ have been revised to meet Euro 5 emissions standards. The changes have had no impact on performance or fuel efficiency, with the 1.0-litre (manual) model delivering 99g/km and 64.2mpg (combined cycle) and the 1.33-litre (manual) with Stop & Start returning an official 113g/km and 57.6mpg.
The 2011 Toyota iQ is on sale now, priced from £10,158 on the road.Published 29 September 2010