In the 60’s, Toyota sold the Corona which was a popular passenger vehicle. For the third generation, a 2-door coupe was introduced in 1965 which sold next to body styles such as sedan, wagon and pick-up truck. It was available in a sporty grade called the 1600S. It used the 1.6 liter 4R engine with a single overhead cam which produced 90 horsepower. In August 1967, a few months after Toyota released the well-known 2000GT, Toyota released the 1600GT which was positioned as the little brother of the 2000GT.
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Launched in May 1993 to the Japanese market is the fourth generation of the Supra. Development started in 1989 and Toyota aimed for a more high performance car compared to the previous generation. Continue reading “Toyota Supra MKIV”
On the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2001, Toyota released the WiLL VS. It was something unusual because it does not happen often that a model for the Japanese market only is revealed at an overseas auto show. The car featured a futuristic styling with sharp lines inspired by a jet plane. A similar style was seen on the interior with an automatic shift lever shaped like that of an airplane. Also the pointer of the instrument cluster’s speedometer was pointing downwards when stationary.
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The third generation Supra was the first generation in Japan to carry the Supra name. It was the top sports model in the Toyota line-up and featured some innovative technology.
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