Toyota

2009 Toyota Sequoia | new car review

2009 Toyota Sequoia   There’s big, there’s massive, and then there’s the Toyota Sequoia. Named after one of the largest trees in the world, the Sequoia is mammoth, even in a region where large SUVs are the order of the day. The biggest SUV Toyota has ever made, it dwarfs…

2009 Toyota Camry | new car review

2009 Toyota Camry   The Camry has since long been one of the best selling family sedans in the Middle East. In fact the Camry is so popular in this region that it needs no introduction and almost everyone reading this would have sat in one at some point of…

2009 Toyota Aurion | new car review

2009 Toyota Aurion   The Aurion is a mid-size sedan, but it’s easier to describe it as the latest Camry with a slightly tweaked front and rear end and a couple of interior changes. The Camry that Toyota sells in the Middle East is the last generation model – the…

Toyota pulls out of F1

Jarno Trulli in Toyota’s last race in Adu Dhabi   Toyota has announced that it is withdrawing from Formula 1. The Japanese manufacturer confirmed rumours of its pulling out at a Tokyo news conference today, and blamed the current economic situation for the decision. The company intends to focus on…

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | road test

Let’s get one thing clear straight away – nothing I or any other journalist says about the 2010 Toyota Prado will have any impact at all on its sales. There are few cars that are as popular in the Middle East as the current generation 4×4 SUV – just take…

2008 Toyota Fortuner | new car review

2008 Toyota Fortuner   Competing in the mid-size sport utility vehicle segment, Toyota’s Fortuner makes its presence felt being a ‘good-buy’ for buyers looking for reliability as well and value for money. Actually built and destined for some Asian, African and Latin American countries, Toyota felt the need to have…

2009 Toyota Yaris | new car review

2009 Toyota Yaris Toyota’s ‘small bundle of joy’, the Yaris, began life as a hatchback which later spawned a sedan body-style. In the Middle East both the hatchback and sedan are quite popular with individual and fleet buyers. Toyota’s reputation for being a quality manufacturer of reliable cars which are…

2009 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | new car review

2010 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado   Toyota Prado is a mid-size four-wheel drive SUV that’s hugely popular in the GCC. With a strong off-road heritage as befits the Land Cruiser name, the seven-seat Prado is a more road-friendly, smaller and more popular alternative to the larger Land Cruiser and an…

2008 Toyota Prado | new car review

2008 Toyota Prado   Suitably enhanced for the 2008 model year, the Prado is a scaled down version of the Land Cruiser. It is at its best in five-door specification; the shorter three-door version is a little lacking in ability on tracks and also pitches and rolls a little too…

Toyota Sequoia gets limousine status

Toyota Sequoia gets limousine status

Toyota Sequoia has been awarded the Limousine status by the Roads and Transport Authority in UAE, after declaring that it meets the criteria for size and level of comfort needed for a chauffeur-driven service.…