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Toyota Hypermiling iQ road trip

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On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Toyota's official UK blog for the newly-launched iQ city car This is iQ will be embarking on a hypermiling road trip to see if they can beat the car's official 65.7mpg.


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2009 Toyota iQ.

With a recession upon us, a slump in car sales, and an increasing focus on less-is-more consumerism; the public is looking for compact, clever, fuel-efficient cars.

The iQ might have arrived at exactly the right time. According to Toyota's figures, the manual car turns in more than 65mpg, but is that the best it can do?

The official figures suggest a range of 462 miles, but they'll be taking this city car on a tour of as many cities as they can - they're aiming for 18 on one fill-up.

The iQ has a fuel tank size of 7 UK gallons which equates to 8.5 US wet gallons. This means that they achieved a fuel efficiency of 59.42 US MPG. This involved driving into the centre of each city on the route, so there was a lot of stop start urban driving making this more of a "real world" test.

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(source: Toyota)


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COMMENTS
radiators2820 days ago

really nice concept by Toyota. They are really pursuing to create fuel efficient cars just like other car manufacturers. This iq is nice. It looks petite but it will be just fine for ordinary people...

jesse2388 days ago

It looks like Tata Nano but this is more fascinating and stylish car. Great thing about Toyota company is that they continually create surprising cars from efficient to stylish designs. Impressive!

Beth2382 days ago

I agree with you! I like the design of IQ compared to Tata Nano. I guess when we compare all the features for these two cars, IQ will still stand out. Toyota is one of the best auto companies.

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