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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2009 Toyota iQ.

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