TOKYO – When Toyota Motor Corp.’s tiny iQ rolls into dealer showrooms next month, the auto maker will be making more of a statement about future products and how they are packaged than the cutesy little car itself. And the iQ is cute – and little. Measuring only 117.5 ins. (298 cm) long, the midget car represents a major breakthrough in vehicle packaging, says chief engineer Hiroki Nakajima. Approximately 12 ins. (30 cm) longer than the Smart Fortwo 2-seater, the iQ seats four – that ...

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