Thanks to the
much smaller air conditioning unit developed for iQ (the subject
of the Innovation No4 bulletin), Toyota was able to reshape the
dashboard to free up more space ahead of the front seat
dashboard has an asymmetrical shape, and is slimmer and
positioned further away from the passenger seat, towards the
centre of the windscreen. The result is an extra 130mm of
legroom in the front compared to the larger Toyota Yaris.
more, this means the passenger seat can be slid 50mm further
forward than the driver’s seat, allowing a tall adult to sit
comfortably in the seat behind. Even with the front seat in its
furthest forward position, the step-like dashboard structure
means there is still a comfortable amount of leg and kneeroom.
generous forward and aft front passenger seat adjustment also
makes for easy access to the rear.
benefits in interior space gained from the asymmetrical
dashboard design are supported by a new ultra-slim seat design,
the subject of the next – and final – iQ innovations bulletin.