Archive for the ‘Toyota’ Category

Toyota Takes on Affordability Again with the Venza

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

As we saw last time, Toyota is a grand brand of automaker for those buyers who are on a budget.

Now, as most of us well know, you can often save quite a bit of money if you are willing to buy a vehicle that is a couple of years old. So, with that in mind, that is why we are now taking a look at the Toyota Venza of 2008.

This is a crossover sedan with the kind of sleek, smooth exterior that makes the car look like a more luxurious model. The interior is refined and the utility features are by all accounts excellent. If you lead an active life on the road, then this is the vehicle for you.

The 4Runner Is a Forerunner for Affordability

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Toyota has long provided affordable vehicles, and thank goodness for that. With the economy still pretty iffy and many people simply not making as much money as they really need, affordable vehicles — and automakers that provide affordable vehicles — are a must.

So, speaking of Toyota again, let’s take a look at the Toyota 4Runner. The fifth generation of the vehicle was recently revealed by Toyota at the auto show in Los Angeles.

The fifth gen. features a brand new design, which is said to embrace especially its strong identity as an SUV, much more than the generations which have come before it. In this way, it is also distinguished from the urban, sleek Toyota Highlander we just saw recently.

2010 Euro-market Toyota Land Cruiser Is Almost Here!

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Way back when, when the cars were all of the rage and SUVs were really nothing … the Toyota Land Cruiser was created.  Well, I have to tell you that this little SUV has actually been released just in the UK but in 2010 – that all changes.  The Toyota Land Cruiser is going to be coming to America, finally.

While back in the day the Toyota Land Cruiser was all about sharp edges, it has now gained quite a body and certainly an interior that is pretty damn cool.  In recent generations, it has also become more luxurious, which from Toyota, that is a big step.

So if you are looking for the latest and greatest from Toyota in the states this year – the Toyota Land Cruiser is certainly the best!

Toyota tries to up sales with cash rebates!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Toyota is playing the crisis very aggressively and I’m seriously hoping a lot of car manufacturers will follow in the next couple weeks/months when they see sales drop further due to the credit punch.

Here’s an excerpt from the Toyota Car Fans:

[Toyota is] giving away $2,000 to $4,000 dealer cash or customer rebates for units like Tundra pickup and 2008 Tundra. Hybrid cars will have dealer cash of $750 on its hood. For Corolla, the manufacturer is putting in $1,500 as cash rebate for customers for both its base and the LE trim levels. The rest of its trim levels will have $1,250. The trim levels of Camry will also have a customer cash of $1,000. Its dealer cash will be at $500.

Source:Toyota Turns to Cash Rebates to Perform

The next Scion tC May Touchdown to the US by 2010

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

There have been a lot of rumors and speculations about the new sports coupe brewing between giant automakers Toyota and Subaru, but not much has been said about the car’s availability in the United States. According to early press releases, both the Toyota and Subaru versions will be sold in the U.S. but there have been new speculations that only the Subaru version will be released for U.S. consumption.

The guessing game ended when a new report said that both Toyota and Subaru will be marketing in the U.S. but the new sports coupe will not be wearing the Toyota badge.

According to CarScoop, the new sports coupe will be sporting the Toyota’s Scion emblem and will be released in the U.S. as the new Scion tC—a compact car introduced by Toyota in 2004, which is specifically designed to appeal to the Generation Y.


October Sales of Ford, Toyota, GM, and Honda Plummet

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Car manufacturers feel the pressure of the global credit crunch as they review their figures for October. The monthly sales are considered to be the lowest performance of the auto industry in almost 25 years.

The numbers are not for the weak hearts as Toyota sales have declined by as much as 23%. Ford experience a year to year drop of 45% as its October sales took a nose dive down by 32%. Hondaand Daimler AG sales were also a lack luster with a 24% drop.

Other car manufacturers like Isuzu, Suzuki, and Porsche suffered a 45% decline.

The drop in sales of the automotive industry is on its 12-month straight, and is consistent with the projection of analysts who viewed businesses highly dependent on financing to suffer a great deal.