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The Top Gear car review:Toyota iQ
On the inside
Layout, finish and space
Toyota has created a game-shifter in the iQ’s interior, with a radical ‘3 + 1’ seating configuration that offers two big hatch seats up front, one similar behind the movable passenger seat and an occasional seat behind the driver. It’s clever for sure, but whether or not any of us is better off for this is debateable. Up front, it’s spacious, thanks to the iQ’s family car width, and having a single proper back seat could be useful, although it seems like the solution to a problem that never really existed. A small but whole rear row, like you get on a Fiat Panda, is a lot more useful.
One other word on the interior: it’s disappointingly cheaply-finished for a mini-premium motor, especially an £11,100 one.