Toyota

2008 Toyota RAV4 | new car review

2008 Toyota RAV4   A soft-roader with oodles of appeal – that’s the RAV4 for you! Updated last year when the RAV4 went under the scalpel and came out bigger than before. Available earlier in four- and two-door form, the smaller version has been given the chop this year. If…

2007 Toyota Fortuner | new car review

Though the Toyota Fortuner mid-size sport utility vehicle was produced initially for some Asian, African and Latin American markets, the Japanese manufacturer extended its marketing to this side of the world too. Launched in the Middle East only last year, the Fortuner is the second newest nameplate in the Toyota…

2008 Toyota Yaris | new car review

2008 Toyota Yaris   Toyota’s ‘small bundle of joy’, the Yaris, slots itself in the supermini segment with two body styles – hatchback and sedan. Both the models are quite popular with individual buyers as well as the fleet brigade. In urban areas where parking spaces are becoming increasingly difficult…

2007 Toyota Yaris | road test

Well on its way to becoming the world’s largest automotive manufacturer, Toyota is known for its acumen when it comes to recognising trends and immediately acting to seize opportunities. This foremost Japanese brand has had a chequered history in the Middle East, being well rooted in this market, especially in…

2007 Toyota RAV4 | road test

It’s still fresh in my memory – the very first time that I ever thought I should have one too if ever I can afford a second car! My girlfriend was on a short visit to Dubai (her first to this part of the world) and I was being the…

2008 Toyota Aurion | road test

I am not really into star gazing. Celestial beings interest me as much as the numerous raffle draws advertised in the UAE. In short, I just do not get it with stars, constellations, galaxies and the lot. But this has slightly taken a turn when I spent some quality time…

2007 Toyota Camry | road test

When I first started working in the UAE, the first car I tested for the magazine I then worked for was the Toyota Camry. I still remember the joys of driving this car which was as anonymous as the hordes with special colours plying the roads of Dubai. Yes, I…