Once again, the Japanese manufacturer is planning to reveal the new 2020 Toyota IQ which should get some minor upgrades this time while the choice between engines should remain the same. So, both exterior and interior should be slightly revised and we assume that the new IQ should get more tech features.
2020 Toyota IQ powertrain and performances
Under the hood of the new 2020 Toyota IQ will most likely be offered several types of engines. And those are supposed to be the same three units found in the previous model year. So, the IQ should return with two petrol and one diesel engine. The first option is going to be a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder unit. This one will be capable of making 67 horsepower and the torque of 72 pound-feet. The engine will work with a 5-speed automatic gearbox and a continuously variable transmission will be optional. This engine will hit 60 mph in around 14.7 seconds.
Furthermore, the second unit will be a 1.3-liter petrol which will be able to make 97 horses and 91 lb-ft of torque. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. However, a CVT will be offered as an option. This engine will be able to go from 0 to 600 mph in11.8 seconds. The third engine is going to be a 1.4-liter diesel. It will beable to deliver 89 horses and 140 pound-feet of torque. The 6-speed manual gearbox is also standard while the CVT will be optional. It will come standard with front-wheel drive system, and the all-wheel drive layout will be optional.
The exterior and interior design
of the 2020 Toyota IQ
In terms of external appearance, the 2020 Toyota IQ will retain its well-known boxy look, a short front fascia, and angular headlamps which will be placed high. The IQ hatchback is small and it is the best choice for those who need a vehicle for everyday, city driving. On the other hand, the 2020 model year is expected to get a few changes and those might include a few more exterior colors, a slightly refreshed front fascia, and maybe new wheels.
The interior of the 2020 Toyota IQ could also be upgraded with more quality materials and more equipment. Furthermore, although it is a small hatchback, the IQ offers sufficient roomand it is able to place up to four passengers. In the center of the dashboard, there is an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. The driver’s seat will be able to move forward in case it needs more room for the rear seat passenger. The cloth seats will be standard and the power adjustable frontseats and a heated steering wheel will be optional.
Release date and price
The manufacturer still hasn’t revealed the information about the release date of the 2020 Toyota IQ. But it will most likely be launched in the second half of 2019. The price of the current model will start at around $16,300 so we don’t except any major changes.