Toyota iQ wins Japanese Car of the Year

Toyota iQ wins Japanese Car of the Year

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The Japanese have just announced their 2009 car of the year, and its not the crowd-pleaser Nissan GT-R. That’s right, the Nissan GT-R only managed to snag enough votes to get a bronze finish in Japanese COTY voting. The gold medal was won by the miniscule Toyota iQ, showing exactly how much priorities for transportation have changed. Supercar levels of acceleration, on-board supercomputers and remarkable handling prowess just aren’t enough to take top honours from judges in Japan. Not only was the iQ the top overall choice in a landslide victory, the Citroën C5 managed to garner enough votes to steal second place from the mighty GT-R.

A packaging wonder, the iQ manages to cram four real human beings inside a vehicle not much bigger than a smart fortwo, a car that seats just two people including the driver. These days, exceptional fuel economy, low emissions and intelligent packaging are what it takes to win over the Japanese, and likely many from the rest of the world.

Toyota iQ fq

The Japanese have just announced their 2009 car of the year, and its not the crowd-pleaser Nissan GT-R. That’s right, the Nissan GT-R only managed to snag enough votes to get a bronze finish in Japanese COTY voting. The gold medal was won by the miniscule Toyota iQ, showing exactly how much priorities for transportation have changed. Supercar levels of acceleration, on-board supercomputers and remarkable handling prowess just aren’t enough to take top honours from judges in Japan. Not only was the iQ the top overall choice in a landslide victory, the Citroën C5 managed to garner enough votes to steal second place from the mighty GT-R.

A packaging wonder, the iQ manages to cram four real human beings inside a vehicle not much bigger than a smart fortwo, a car that seats just two people including the driver. These days, exceptional fuel economy, low emissions and intelligent packaging are what it takes to win over the Japanese, and likely many from the rest of the world.

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