All posts by Simon Rutherford

Rumour mills

Rumours can be fickle. Just last week it seemed that the internet was abuzz with talk of iQ making it to US shores. It’s still a topic of discussion, but this week’s speculation is that a convertible iQ is in the pipeline. The rumour seems to have started with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. […]

iQ paint contest

Toyota in Japan is running a competition to paint iQ. We don’t speak Japanese, but after some trial and error we managed to clothe iQ in a photo we uploaded. Our photo was a blue chair against an orange wall, but Flickr user fb5! has revealed iQ as a Jack Russell terrier. Also on Flickr, […]

Green waves

Many sites have picked up on iQ’s appearance at the Paris Motor Show, and others on its confirmed launch options. Now the engine and emissions details are published, there’s renewed interest within the green community, too. Treehugger picks up on iQ’s gear shift indicator – it helps drivers change up early to save fuel. Like […]

Photos of iQ in Paris

We’ve been sent these photos of iQ at the Paris Motor Show. In black, it’s a nice contrast to the white iQ displayed at the RCA. See more on Flickr.

RCA plays host to iQ

This is iQ outside the Royal College of Arts (RCA) in September, at the launch of a partnership with Toyota. The partnership runs through the creation’s January 2009 launch into next summer. Inspired by iQ, students will be designing items that reflect ‘intelligent urban living’. The RCA launch was the project’s last major appearance ahead […]

iQ in Paris

The Paris Motor Show – Mondial de l’Automobile – runs from 4 to 19 October. iQ is there. The iQ project’s chief engineer, Hiroki Nakajima, took the opportunity to explain his thinking behind the design: My theory was that the group of people most suited to this car’s style, small size and premium edge would […]