Toyota

A look back Toyota Sports 800 (1965 – 1970) 0

The Sports 800 was Toyota’s first attempt at a sports car and all things considered, it was a pretty impressive offering. The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite were clearly large sources of inspiration during the design process; it was based on the Publica mini-car and sold in the tax-friendly Kei-class in the Japanese domestic(…)

Toyota release real life Tonka Truck 0

If any extra proof was needed that Aussie blokes can’t spend enough on their pick-ups: Toyota has transformed its HiLux into a genuine, real life Tonka Truck. In Australia last year, the Toyota HiLux was the best selling vehicle – of any type – marking the first time in history a pick-up had topped the(…)

A look back at the Toyota Corona Mk3 (1964 – 1969) 0

The Corona was a main player in the Japanese carmaker’s range since it was first released in 1957. Constantly evolving over time, in keeping with the manufacturer’s philosophy to meet the demands of its customers, a Corona was an ever-present in the line-up well up to the 1980s. Originally intended to be a no-frills family(…)

Toyota Prius tops UK’s February sales figures 0

Toyota continued its strong start to the year, with the Prius hybrid automatic finishing top of February’s UK vehicle sales figures- taking an average of just 21 days to sell. It was the second consecutive month that an alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) made it into the top three. The 2016 BMW i3 was the UK’s(…)

Toyota to invest £240 million into UK plants 0

In what comes as welcome news amongst the post-Brexit uncertainty, Japanese car giants, Toyota, have announced they are set to invest £240 million upgrading their UK car plant. The plans show a commitment by the manufacturer to remaining in Britain once the country has departed from the EU. The investment is met by an injection(…)

Toyota 1972 Crown gets new leash of life 0

It’s safe to assume that most people in the UK won’t be familiar with the Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe. So, allow us to introduce you to the longest running model in the Toyota family. This particular 1972 Toyota Crown 2600 De Luxe is an extremely rare sight on British roads, showrooms or museums. Japan(…)

Some things you probably didn’t know about Toyota 0

One of the behemoths of the car industry, over the past few decades Toyota has long been either the world’s biggest seller, or a close second on the list. With a sizable back catalogue, there have been many Toyotas over the years (of varying quality). Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about(…)

A look back at the Toyota A60 (1981 – 1985) 0

Today, we take a trip down memory lane and revisit a popular sporty mainstay of the early 1980s. Ahead of its time in every sense, many motoring enthusiasts go misty eyed remembering the… The Toyota A60 1981 saw the Celica range given a fairly severe square-rigged, smart and of the time facelift. In the same(…)

Toyota to stay in UK despite Brexit 0

In welcome news post Brexit; the world’s largest car manufacturer, Toyota, has said it intends to remain in the UK, even if trading conditions should change following Britain’s exit from the EU. The executive vice-president of the Japanese giant, Didier Leroy, said it trusted the UK government to provide “fair treatment” allowing businesses to maintain(…)

Toyota recalls 5.8 million cars due to faulty airbag 0

Potentially faulty airbags have seen the world’s biggest car maker Toyota, recall upwards of 5.8 million cars. Models affected include the Corolla and the Yaris subcompact model, the majority being sold in Japan, China and Europe. The production dates of the cars in question were from May 2000 to November 2001, and April 2006 and(…)