Toyota, the number one selling car manufacturer in the world began in 1933. Starting as an automatic loom manufacturer, Toyota created a separate division and built its first car the Model A1. Originally the company was named Toyoda after the owner Kiichiro Toyoda but after having a logo contest for the company, the Toyoda family decided that Toyota was visually more appealing and sounded better for the company.
From rally to F1, if you're talking about racing, Toyota is there. Toyota's racing history begins in 1972 with its entry of the Toyota Celica in British RAC Rally series. After winning its first rally championship in 1975, Toyota continued its victories using the Celica with later models as the all wheel drive turbocharged Celica GT-Four. In 1997 Toyota entered the Le Mans 24 Hour race and in 1999 Toyota made its foray into F1.
Toyota is no stranger when it comes to street racing either. Case in point: the legendary Toyota Corolla GTS AE86. The Corolla GTS is spark that lit the flame of the drifting revolution because of its fantastic handling for the extremely affordable price. A bit underpowered, the Corolla was the perfect stepping stone into racing for those who wanted to get accustomed to higher speeds without killing themselves. Toyota was born to street race as drifters were able to thrash the Corolla GTS, keep it sideways, stay in high revs, and daily drive it to work the next day. With relatively few aftermarket performance parts and a couple of suspension modifications, the Corolla GTS was ready to race.
Toyota has dominated every car class throughout its history. There are the Toyota Echo, Paseo, and Yaris, all extremely affordable with great gas mileage. The Previa and Sienna, two best selling minivans known for their roominess and comfort. Then there's the Camry. The Camry continues to be one of the best selling cars in America year after year because its reliability, comfort, and safety. There's the ever affordable Tercel. Been around since the 1970's, the Tercel has always been the economical trouble free entry level car. The Prius, the best selling hybrid vehicle in the world was Toyota's gateway into the eco-friendly realm. With its unbelievable gas mileage, ultra modern looks and technology to match, the Prius is a modern marvel. Vehicles like the sporty MR2, MR-S, and the juggernaut the Supra fill Toyota's roster of legendary cars.
When it comes to trusting your life with a truck or SUV, Toyota is the most reliable name in the world. It's not uncommon to see a 1980's Land Cruiser in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East. In places where breaking down could mean life or death, Toyota is the number one name they rely upon. As for Toyota's other SUVs, there are more compact and midsize options such as the RAV4, Venza and FJ Cruiser. From the Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander, Sequoia, to the 4Runner, all these trucks and SUVs are the epitome of comfort, dependability, and style.
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