The second-generation Toyota Celica was launched in 1977. The new Toyota Celica was designed in the United States, and was aimed clearly for the American market. The new Celica was noticeable longer and wider than the first-generation model.
Toyota unveiled the Toyota Celica at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1970. Toyota Celica was a two-door sports car designed to offer styling and driving enjoyment. The car had a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Celica shared its platform with Toyota Carina. Offered first only as a 2-door coupe, a Liftback model arrived in 1973.
The first generation Toyota Camry was introduced in Japan in 1982. The new flagship model arrived to Europe and North America a year later. In United States, Toyota Camry was introduced as a front-wheel drive vehicle available in either four-door sedan or five-door hatchback configuration.
Toyota RAV4’s wheelbase length has been increased by 100 mm. This, together with a thinner front seatback design, provides generous rear seat accommodation. The rear seats may be split 60:40 and each section can be reclined independently to enhance passenger comfort . The driver’s seat hip point has been lowered by 5 mm and seat height adjustment range has been increased by 15 mm to 30 mm. The steering wheel angle has been lowered by 2.3 degrees, and reach adjustment towards the driver increased by up to 38 mm. The increased seat height adjustment range makes it possible to have a lower and more engaging driving position.
The Toyota Sports 800 was Toyota Motor Corporations first production sports car. The car made its first appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1962 as Toyota Publica Sports concept car. The Publica Sports had a aerodynamic body, two seats and a sliding canopy as an entry. Many of the car’s components were borrowed from the Toyota Publica to reduce costs.
Toyota has a wide model range, but one thing has been missing recently, a sports car. This is a bit of a shame as Toyota’s history includes many great sport models, like 2000GT, AE86 and Celica. Now the wait is finally over and the list continues with the new GT86. Jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, the new sports car is known as Toyota GT86 in Europe, Toyota 86 in Japan, Scion FR-S in USA, while the Subaru’s version is named BRZ. Comparing to the other cars in the Toyota’s model range, this new driver-oriented vehicle is a bold move for Toyota. GT86 returns to Toyota’s sporting roots with the combination of a front-mounted, naturally aspirated, free-revving petrol engine, rear-wheel drive and a compact body.