Toyota may be hard at work on a new version of the company's iQ microcar. The sleuths at Carscoop have managed to uncover a patent rendering of the fuel-sipping sub-compact wearing some considerably more aggressive bodywork. It's unclear whether these designs are meant for the U.S.-market iQ or its Toyota-badged twin, but we're more than a little intrigued by the vehicle's widebody treatment.

The kit looks to include a reworked front fascia and wheel arches along with a new rear valance that includes a diffuser and space for dual exhaust outlets. A massive rear spoiler looks to be part of the package, as well, along with side skirts to match the rest of the bodywork. What does Toyota have planned with this pint-sized bruiser? Your guess is as good as ours, but here's hoping we hear something concrete from the company soon. Head over to Carscoop for additional renderings.


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      DarylMc
      • 7 Months Ago
      Contrary to what my wife might tell you I really don't like to complain. But can the manufacturers of any car and especially a Toyota IQ explain how twin exhaust outlets can be of benefit to anything or anyone. It's just another reason I like the idea of EV's.
        DarylMc
        • 7 Months Ago
        @DarylMc
        Hmm, I suppose nail polish doesn't do much in the scheme of things either but there is probably tonnes of that splashed on every day. Maybe my wife is right.
          • 7 Months Ago
          @DarylMc
          It's either functional or counter productive, your wife like most females ever, is wrong.
        EZEE
        • 7 Months Ago
        @DarylMc
        Hey Brent Let me introduce you to Noz, Nick, and PR. They are the angry people here that scream in anger and like to use profanity when people disagree, or sometimes when they agree. You will get along great with them. Aww I take it back. Nick can be calm here and there. Sorry Nick.
      winc06
      • 7 Months Ago
      Toyota seems to be clueless about sporty. All that bodywork and decoration will not move it one iota closer to the sportiness of a base FIAT 500 for instance which has none of that.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 7 Months Ago
      Sporty involves more power and/or better handling. Toyota and Honda seem to have forgotten this for the USA market. In Japan, they offer a Gazoo edition of the Toyota IQ with a 6 speed manual transmission. upgraded rear brakes, new exhaust, better suspension, bigger wheels, and some cosmetic stuff. But hey, why would Americans want a car that's fun to drive and economical? ;)
        • 7 Months Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Ya that 201 HP accord really forgot this..... Right... F%cken expedience of you people sickens me. I'm just waiting for your fossil fuels to reiterate "You are what you eat"
          EZEE
          • 7 Months Ago
          ? I would say, 'be nice' but not quite sure what that post was all about...
      kreegs
      • 7 Months Ago
      iQ is so ugly that this is like putting lipstick on a pig.