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Bigger 'may not be safer' for car loans customers

Car loans customers may think a bigger vehicle would offer more protection in the event of an accident.

Car loans customers may think a bigger vehicle would offer more protection in the event of an accident.

However, Toyota has said its new diminutive iQ model challenges this assumption.

The manufacturer stated the car offers "an unprecedented level of active and passive safety protection" for a vehicle of its size.

It pointed out the car features a range of braking and handling systems that give the person behind the wheel more chance of avoiding an accident, such as Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Steering Assist Stability Control.

The vehicle also includes nine airbags, designed to complement the exact shape of the interior and provide 360-degree protection.

Available to order now, the first deliveries of the model are scheduled for January.

Last month, Toyota revealed it would be passing on the full 2.5 per cent VAT cut to its customers, which means motorists will be able to pick up the iQ for £9,295 on the road.


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