A trio of
Toyota iQs have started work with Derby's leading letting agent
– and the city cars are proving a popular and green addition to
the IMS Lettings fleet.
boldly-liveried three-door hatchbacks, with 1.0-litre VVT-i
petrol engines and manual transmissions, have replaced a variety
of vehicles, including a “gas-guzzling 4x4”, says Chris Griffin,
the company’s Managing Director.
“We had a
board meeting and decided that this was the way forward,” said
Mr Griffin. “Staff just jump into the new iQs and buzz around
all over the place. The cars are ideal for getting between
viewings, valuations and inspections in the city. “The Toyota
iQs are expected to cover between 15,000 and 35,000 miles a
efficient, easy to park, you don’t pay any road tax and they
feel quite big when you’re inside,” said Chris Griffin.
meant to be safe too, and with this livery they really stand out
on the road. You don’t tend to get accidents because you can’t
miss them. They’re not likely to get stolen either, for the same
reason. I think they’re brilliant!”
Lettings has 20 cars on its fleet. The company, which serves
some 4000 landlords and employs 50 staff at five regional
offices, is based in Derby’s Pride Park – as is Inchcape Toyota
Derby who supplied the vehicles. The new cars were bought
1.0-litre iQ embodies Toyota Optimal Drive, the range of
engines, transmission and design innovations that is introducing
a step-change in fuel economy and emissions across the Toyota
range, without compromising performance.
vehicles as specified by IMS Lettings offer 65.5mpg on the
combined cycle and CO2 emissions of only 99g/km.
features on the entry iQ model include air-conditioning, alloy
wheels; electric front windows; electronically adjustable,
heated door mirrors; leather steering wheel with audio controls,
six-speaker RDS radio/CD system; ABS with electronic brake-force
distribution; vehicle stability and traction control; nine
airbags and remote locking.
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