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The production version of the Scion iQ will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next week reports Bnet. Shown at the same show last year, but in concept form (above) we don't expect the road-ready car to be nearly so wild.

Instead, the iQ is likely to look similar to the Toyota version of the car (the original), which is currently sold overseas. And considering that version is already quite funky looking, it should suit Scion's youth-appeal brand just fine.

As for the engine, expect the U.S. Scion model to get the most powerful engine offered in Europe – a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder with 99-hp. That might not seem like much but with how small the iQ is, it should provide peppy performance. In fact, the iQ, which is technically a 3.5-seater (three adults and a child), is roughly the size of the Smart for-two.

We'll be sure to bring you all the details and photos on the Scion iQ with full coverage of the NY Auto Show starting March 31st.

More: Scion iQ Production Model to Debut at NY Auto Show on AutoGuide.com
 

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Is anyone going to the show? I think I am going to be there Friday 4/2. I know it is sort of disloyal but I am going to be cross shopping the Ford fiesta (the new DSG sounds good) Mazda 2 and maybe the GM mini if I can stomach it.
 
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