Toyota iQ 1.33 Lancaster

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 Lancaster 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

Vantage Toyota Preston
01772 905000
Riversway Motor Park,Ashton on Ribble
Preston
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:45 - 19:00
Saturday:08:45 - 17:00
Sunday:10:45 - 17:00

West Riding Toyota Keighley
0844 249 5688
Howden Road,Silsden
Keighley
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18:00
Saturday:08:00 - 18:00
Sunday:11:00 - 16:00

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

Carr & Griffiths
01829 770554
Milton Green Garage,Whitchurch Road
Chester
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:08:30 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Harry Feeney
01253 607400
251 Vicarage Lane
Blackpool
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Ipswich Toyota
01473 715 777
1 Augusta Close,Ransomes Europark
Ipswich
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 18:00
Saturday:09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

Motorline Tunbridge Wells
01892 700 500
Dowding Way,North Farm
Tunbridge Wells
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:00 - 18:00
Saturday:08:00 - 18:00
Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

RRG Bolton
01204 235 017
81 Bury New Road
Bolton
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:08:30 - 19:00
Saturday:09:00 - 17:00
Sunday:11:00 - 17:00

Parklands Helston
01326 562 211
Turnpike,Clodgey Lane
Helston
Dealership Hours
Mon - Fri:8.00 am Till 6.00 pm
Saturday:8.30 am Till 1.00 pm
Sunday:used cars only

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