Posted on 10. May, 2013 by BajaBusta.
A couple decades ago, most off road vehicles looked as if they were assembled in a pre-war factory and their presentation was rudimentary at best. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the quality of assembly of the 4Runner, its reliability, design and mechanical underpinnings were enough to make consumers flock to [...]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Toyota redesigned and renamed its compact pickup, the best selling imported brand truck in America for 1995. The Tacoma replaced the ‘Toyota Pickup’, and included a drivers side air bag, three new engines and available 4-wheel anti-lock brakes among the major changes. The new pickup was designed at Toyota’s California design studio and was built [...]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Celica coupe and convertible lost their exuberantly round lines, in the extensive revamping process undertaken for the 1994 model year. As a result they became sturdier and more refines, but the sticker price also shot up. They had to prove their worth on the basis of styling, quality and safety, [...]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Toyota’s foray into the compact pickup market was announced with substantial publicity. Unfortunately, the T100′s debut was rather quiet. This company took its usual, a methodical approach to correct the drawbacks of a model that had experienced its fair share of difficulties. If results weren’t very dazzling at the outset its simply because this pickup, [...]
Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
By wanting to be different, Toyota came to the point of being excluded from the sports coupe market, with designs far from mainstream popular appeal. The Melted cheese aspect of the previous versions, were happily replaced by the the 1994′s more successful lines. The 94′ Toyota Celica was its sixth generation. [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Most of Toyota’s 1988 lineup had a few new tricks, yet none bristled with high tech trickery like the Celica All Trac Turbo. The Car’s cornerstone was its turbocharged two liter sixteen valve four cylinder engine with horsepower and torque output, both at 190. Full time four wheel drive helped the Celica [...]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Even though the Landcruiser was a real professional workhorse, treated in the luxury manner, the 4Runner was conceived for actual recreation. The former was offered in only one entirely equipped version with a single engine choice, while the latter was built on a pickup truck platform with a choice of 4-cylinder or V6 engines and [...]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Top of the line Toyota! The Cressida line consisted of only one model, which was fully equipped with leather upholstery and power sunroof as the only options. The classically styled rear wheel drive sedan was equipped with the normally aspirated in line 6 cylinder Supra engine, mounted longitudinally. Displacing 2954cc, it developed [...]
Posted on 01. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Starting off like a lion, the Toyota T100 came in like a lamb. Sales of compact pick ups made up for around 15% of the market twenty years ago, while full sized pickups covered 42%, which represented a significant market potential of more than one million vehicles. That is why Toyota carefully probed the market [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Toyota was feeling adventurous when it planned the replacement for the Supra coupe. In the late-1980s, Toyota produced the exceptionally avant garde 4500 GT super-coupe for research purposes. Serious passion went into its conception at every level. The 4500 GT’s influence was clear when the twin-turbo Supra was launched in 1993. Project manager Isao Tsuzuki [...]