Toyota's new model 'is a safe choice'

Tue, 02 Dec 2008
People considering buying a car will find the Toyota iQ is a safe choice, it has been claimed.

According to the manufacturer, the new diminutive model disproves the pre-conception that bigger vehicles are safer.

Commenting on the iQ, Toyota said it offered "an unprecedented level of active and passive safety protection" for a car of its size.

The manufacturer claimed handling and braking features - including Steering Assist Stability Control and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution - could help motorists avoid being involved in an accident.

However, it pointed out - should the worst happen - the car is equipped with nine airbags positioned throughout the interior to provide 360-degree protection to the occupants.

Buyers interested in the iQ will be able to get their hands on the model for £9,295 on the road, after the manufacturer announced it would be passing on the 2.5 per cent VAT cut to its customers.

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