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2012 Scion iQ, Available From $15,995

2012 Scion iQ

The new 2012 Scion iQ is out, the U.S.-spec Toyota iQ which has been on sale in Europe and Japan since 2009. In the United States, the car has a base price of $15,995, including the destination charges. The delay of the model was caused by the tsunami disasters that struck Japan a few months ago as well as because of a holdup that occurred during the testing of several prototypes on public roads.

2012 Scion iQ

Customers will have to settle for the 4-cylinder, 1.3-liter engine as there isn’t another one available. This power unit produces 90 hp and it will be mated to a CVT (continuously variable transmission). As standard, the car comes with Pandora, but it still is quite pricey taking into consideration its small dimensions.

2012 Scion iQ

For roughly the same money, you can get the funky Fiat 500 which will set you back $15,500. If you’re willing to pay a little bit more, you might want to opt for the Ford Fiesta that has a base price of $16,295. In addition, you have two attractive alternatives, like the even smaller Smart ForTwo, priced from $11,990 of the recently introduced Nissan Versa that costs $13,520.

2012 Scion iQ

The first customers who will be receiving the 2012 Scion iQ will be the ones living on the West Coast. Deliveries start this October and those living on the East Coast as well as in the Southern states will have to wait until January to get their cars. For the mid-West area, you’ll have to wait a little bit more.

Source: Auto Week

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