The IQ was supposed to revolutionise the city car market but high prices stifled sales. It was an impressive car if not quite as groundbreaking as Toyota claimed. Autocar UK had said: “There is plenty to like, not least its cruising ability that is way beyond that of rivals, let alone a Smart. The car’s cleverness extends to the packaging, with space for three adults an easy proposition. Whether a fourth passenger can be taken depends entirely on the position of the driver’s seat, but it’s best not to count on it. Nor should you count on taking any luggage – boot space is minimal to say the least”.