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Late last week, the interwebs lit up with rumors that Toyota was delaying the launch of the Scion iQ. Word was that the iQ's U.S. debut, which had been set for March of this year, was going to be pushed back until sometime this summer. Well, it's official. Toyota has confirmed the iQ's is going to be a bit late to the urban car party.
Toyota spokesman Greg Thome stated that the iQ's delay is necessary to "space out the new product launches, giving more time for the all-new tC, which went on sale in October, to be in the spotlight." Thome added that the iQ's late launch has nothing to do with the fact that the first batch of Scion's city car prototypes arrived from Japan a couple of months behind schedule. Look for the iQ to hit dealerships, either as a 2011 or 2012 model, by the end of summer.