Toyota

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(…)

Toyota invest in flying car project 0

Toyota has announced its backing to a group of engineers who are in the process of developing a flying car. The Japanese carmaker will give 40 million yen (£274,000) to the Cartivator group who are based on the outskirts of Toyota city in central Japan. Newspapers in Japan have reported the car giant and several(…)

Toyota claims title world’s fastest SUV title 0

Toyota has won the title of World’s Fastest SUV after a record breaking attempt along a Californian runway. The modified Land Cruiser used to make the run, clocked up a blistering 230.02 mph along the two and a half miles stretch, sending it to the top of the record breakers’ table. Imaginatively titled the “Land(…)

A look back at the Toyota MR2 (1984 – 1989) 0

It’s true to say that when the Toyota MR2 (‘Midship Runabout’ 2) was first released back in the halcyon days of 1984; it was light years ahead of its time. The world was nowhere near ready for its ‘sleeky’ brilliance. It was a shock not only to Japan, where it was first rolled out, but(…)

Toyota Dealer employee under fire after wife wins classic Supra in raffle 0

They say charity begins at home. Try telling that to the Texas based Toyota dealership that was holding a raffle for a local charity. The car showroom has come in for a whirlwind of criticism online after the wife of the General Sales Manager, ended up hitting the jackpot. The Toyota dealership had collaborated with(…)

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(…)