Toyota iQ 1.33 Ambleside

Inside, the 1.33 retains the clever and stylish cabin design, with nifty fold-down seats and a fabric glovebox. And with nine airbags as standard, as well as stability and traction control, the iQ available in Ambleside remains one of the safest cars in its class.

Batemans
01539 534 000
Station Square
Grange-over-Sands
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:12:00 - 16:00

Jemca Streatham Aftersales Centre
020 8674 7777
237 Brixton Hill
Streatham
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18:00
Saturday:08:30 - 13:00
Sunday:Closed

Lookers Rayleigh-Sales
0844 659 2837
Arterial Road
Rayleigh
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 19:00
Saturday:08:30 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Hills of Bishops Stortford
01279 654 335
200 - 210 Dunmow Road
Bishops Stortford
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Benfield Toyota (Wakefield)
0845 839 9898
Silkwood Park
Wakefield
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:09.00 - 17:30
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Jim Walton
01768 864555
Cowper Road,Gilwilly Industrial Estate
Penrith
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08.30 - 17.30
Saturday:08.30 - 12.30
Sunday:Closed

Currie Motors (Great West Road)-Sales
020 8560 1100
1020 Great West Road
Brentford
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 21:00
Saturday:09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

West Riding Toyota Huddersfield
0844 249 56 38
Leeds Road
Huddersfield
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Farmer & Carlisle (Leicester)
0845 1231576
129 Welford Road
Leicester
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Farmer & Carlisle (Loughborough)
0845 1231575
Belton Road
Loughborough
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 19:00
Saturday:08:30 - 17:30
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Toyota iQ 1.33

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Although it’s only been on sale for a few months, Toyota has set about improving the iQ!

From July, the neat little city car will be available with a larger 1.33-litre engine – and it will also get stop-start. It’s pricey, though, costing an extra £1,000 in six-speed manual form. That takes the iQ 1.33 to £11,495 – or as much as Ford’s entry-level Fiesta.

Delivering 99bhp, the 1.33 promises to do 0-62mph in 13.4 seconds and return 58.9mpg combined. Plus, the engine adds some welcome refinement to the driving experience.

On motorways, sixth gear keeps the revs down and boosts economy. Come to a halt in town, and the stop-start works like rival set-ups to boost mpg, cutting power as you select neutral. Restarting is fast, if clunky.

With an extra 80kg to carry, the 1.33 model feels ponderous compared to the 1.0-litre, and is slower to turn in to corners and less fun. Standard 16-inch alloy wheels also hamper the ride.

Inside, the 1.33 retains the clever and stylish cabin design, with nifty fold-down seats and a fabric glovebox. And with nine airbags as standard, as well as stability and traction control, the iQ remains one of the safest cars in its class.

Rival: Citroen C1
It’s not as clever or well kitted out as the iQ, but the C1 offers mega economy – and we can’t look past its £7,945 price tag!

Author: Andrew English

Toyota iQ 1.33