Toyota's new Mini rival is expected to go on sale by the end of next year
24 October 2007

Toyota's Mini-rivalling iQ will be seen as a final production car much earlier than expected. It will be shown at the Geneva motor show in March 2008 and go on sale at the end of that year.

However rumours that it will be powered by a Yamaha motorbike engine could well be unfounded, according to senior Toyota sources. But one Toyota honcho did point out that as Toyota owns part of Yamaha, the bike engine specialists often get involved with Toyota's engine development.

Meanwhile the Lexus LF-A V10 supercar looks like being delayed even further. There are now no plans for it until 2011, an insider revealed.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Citroën C3 Aircross
    First Drive
    17 October 2017
    It's got funky looks and a charming interior, but it's another small SUV, and another dynamic miss. Numb steering is just one thing keeping it from class best
  • Skoda-Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Diesel version of Skoda’s junior SUV is unobtrusive and undemanding, but we’d still go for the silkier petrol version of the Karoq
  • Audi Q7 e-tron
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Expensive and flawed but this understated diesel-electric Audi Q7 has a lot to offer
  • Citroën C3
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Is the third gen Citroën C3 ‘fresh and different’ enough to take on its supermini rivals? We spend six months with one to find out
  • BMW X3
    First Drive
    15 October 2017
    A satisfying rework of the X3 that usefully improves its handling, cabin finish, space and connectivity to make this BMW a class front-runner again