Toyota USA has introduced the new 2012 Scion iQ, which boasts 11 Airbags and Star Safety SystemTM, Bluetooth and HD RadioTM Technology as standard.

"Scion prides itself on being an innovative brand with a lineup of iconic vehicles that set automotive trends," commented Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion.

"The iQ is the fourth vehicle in the family, and it will define the premium micro-subcompact segment as the choice for new urbanites who want clever transportation without a sacrifice in style or new features.", he added.

The car is practically a rebadged Toyota iQ. It also comes with a 1.3 liter VVT-i, four-cylinder engine with 95PS (70 kW) and 121 Nm (89 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that helps deliver smooth acceleration and excellent fuel efficiency. The iQ is rated an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-II) and achieves an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 37 mpg.

2012 Scion iQ is priced at $15 265. It is covered by a 3-year/36 000-mile comprehensive warranty and a 5-year/60 000-mile powertrain warranty.

2012 Scion IQ FrontSide

Source: Toyota USA