The Toyota IQ is a celebrated piece of automotive styling. I hear that Aston Martin are abandoning their sleek lines in favour of an angular, sharp nosed approach based on the visuals from the compact IQ brand.
OK, so I made that up. It is, in fact, complete nonsense. The IQ is a car that is pretty good at what it does, but which is unlikely to ever win any awards in the design stakes. It just isn’t all that inspiring, and I actually find the strange squished in shape to lean more towards ugliness than beauty. It is because of this that I am so disappointed to hear about the latest new car to be planned by the brand – the Verso-S.
The Verso S, you see, is a Toyota People Carrier. It is aiming to be “‘small, spacious and smart – an object lesson in space management”, which I presume explains the short stunted shape. Its design inspiration is taken directly from the IQ, and I am not impressed!
What do you think? Does the IQ look work on anything bigger than a matchbox?
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