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The 12 Days of iQ: A Short History of a Small Car - Day 2:
On the second day of iQ, we invite you to sit back as we tell you a little story about an equally little but big-hearted car...
The diminutive iQ started its life as pint-sized concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was so impressive that it entered production the following year and was introduced as the Toyota iQ at the 2008 Geneva Auto Show, initially only available in Japan and Europe during 2008 and 2009. It won Japanese Car of the Year in 2008.
Welcome to the 12 Days of iQ. We will feature interesting bits of trivia about the all-new 2012 Scion iQ for the next 12 days! On the first day of iQ, we share with you how the iQ received its name.
The name iQ, which normally stands for "intelligence quotient," recalls its closest competitor. But according to Toyota, the "i" stands for "individuality," "innovation" and "intelligence," while the "Q" stands for "quality."
Stay tuned for more interesting facts about the 2012 Scion iQ as the 12 Days of iQ continues, and let us know what you think!