2013-10-28 00:38:50

Is Toyota Axing Tiny Scion iQ?

Scion’s iQ is one of the most little vehicles sold in North America but it may be dismissed.

The tiny 2-door is dwarfed by just about everything else on the road today with the exception of probably the smart. The only thing that’s even smaller than the iQ’s bodywork is its deliveries. In all of 2012 dealers sold less than 8,800 of the small buggers.

Last year’s digits were horrible at best but it’s even worse currently. For the first 9 months of 2013 Scion stores sold only 3,365 iQs.

Presaging the vehicle’s demise, it’s informed the Aston Martin Cygnet is going away. While it was doubtful why such a respected automaker would offer a little vehicle based on something utterly pedestrian the results were all too predictable. Aston Martin sold only 150 Cygnets over a 3-year period.

Nowadays the plug is getting pulled. The British brand had hoped Toyota would do more with the supermini. They wanted to construct a supercharged car with more power and bring the Cygnet to America but the Japanese company kind of let it die on the vine. Now it’s informed Toyota will cease creating of the iQ for Europe sometime next year. Seems like the end of the line to us.