April 23, 2024
Toyota Tuning

Toyota’s IQ gets hit with the tuning hammer

Toyota iQ

For all the criticism that can come along side a new car, little of it has been as filled with hate as the one manifested as for the Toyota IQ.

The small hatchback 3+1 is loaded with ingenius solutions for downsizing yet it doesn’t make any difference. The Toyota IQ has more haters than a new missile test.

Toyota iQ
Toyota iQ

Recently however it’s been spotting a few efforts to refresh its look, be it Aston Martin with their Cygnet version or private tuners.

One of the latter, Gazoo Racing, has decided to fit the Toyota iQ with a lot of go faster bits that actually make a difference.

Therefore, we get a redesigned 1.0 liter three cylinder engine which now pushes out 128 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque.

Toyota iQ
Toyota iQ

Helping along the re-trimmed engine, GRMN fitted a six-speed transmission featuring a close-ratio arrangement, a sports suspension kit and a tuned dual exhaust system.

This hot model is called the GRMN iQ 130G MT and that’s a name produced as an acronym. I’m really frightened at the idea of what they might come up with if it was an all original name.

Actually, it doesn’t matter how bad the name would be since the GRMN iQ MT will almost certainly never be s boring model at the place where it was revealed.

GRMN Toyota iQ 130G
GRMN Toyota iQ 130G

I’m talking about the Tokyo Motor Show, one of the weirdest nomeclature places and the GRMN iQ concept is actually a rather damp option.

After all, it can’t compete with stuff like “mom’s personal car” or Vamos Hobio travel dog; to those wondering, yes, these are car/concept names.

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