Toyota has been one of the most resounding names in the automotive industry for a long time now and they have managed to maintain their reputation in the industry because of household vehicles that they have in their arsenal of vehicles. We’re listing down a few of their most popular vehicles throughout the history of the brand –
While the Toyota Land Cruiser may not be the most popular SUV around the world, it is one of the most well-respected SUVs across Africa and the Middle East.
What makes the Land Cruiser so iconic is its hallmark as Toyota’s longest-running series, a never-say-die attitude, and its sublime off-road ability. Toyota has continued to refine the Land Cruiser’s design, from a traditionally boxy frame to the introduction of more curves around the edges. Today, while the Land Cruiser certainly looks sleeker than before, it retains a physical presence on the road and an aura of superiority when off it.
The Toyota Corolla has always had a more conservative style throughout its history. Despite playing it safe, Toyota has generally enjoyed more success, albeit marginally, over most of its competitors. It took the Corolla a mere decade before being crowned as the best-selling car worldwide by 1974. In 1994, it was given the distinguished crown of surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle as the best-selling nameplate, eventually selling over 40 million cars by 2013.
The Toyota Camry is the epitome of the mid-size sedan, packing sublime value, a long history of efficiency and reliability.
Despite losing out to the Accord in its earlier years, the Camry has gone on to consistently outsell its fiercest rival in most markets since 2001, beginning its onslaught just a few years earlier.
More recently, though, Toyota has brought a less conservative style to its number one seller to attract younger drivers. And it’s paid off; the gap has started to widen between the vehicle and its competitors.
After the limited-edition Toyota GT2000, of which only 352 units were produced, Toyota needed a more mainstream sports car. They didn’t look too far from the existing Toyota Celica. Toyota essentially elongated and widened the body of the Celica to come up with the Supra. Eventually, Toyota simply killed off the Celica name replacing it with Supra, which has since seen plenty of success.
Earlier models were powered by a 2.9L I6 that made 200 hp, while the fourth and final generation made 220 hp. Toyota did release a turbocharged variant at this time, and it was able to produce 320 hp and 315 lb-ft of torque. So popular was the Supra that it’s poised to make a comeback, based on how the performance of its lesser-powered sports cars, the FR-S and the GT86, performs over the coming years.
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