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Don’t be alarmed as you notice SpongeBob SquarePants and built-in vehicle vacuums taking precedence over engine cylinders and transmissions at the New York Auto Show. It’s all part of car manufacturers’ renewed focus on the family car buyer.
Toyota, Honda, BMW, Chrysler Group and General Motors all took the 2013 New York International Auto Show as a chance to appeal to family-oriented consumers...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback owned by John Herman
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING “You’ll feel Celica excitement the very first time you drive one,” says the Toyota sales brochure for 1977. “And you’ll never get tired of it.” That could certainly apply to Herman, who has owned his Liftback since new and has kept it in immaculate condition. “The Toyota Celica name is derived...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1980 Toyota Celica GT liftback owned by Jerry Malkes WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Although Japanese automakers brought their products to American shores in the 1950s, the cars didn't get a whole lot of respect until Datsun (now Nissan) and Toyota launched their sport coupes - the 240Z and the Celica - in the early '70s. The Celica, as Malkes notes, was marketed as competition...Read more »
Toyota will unveil a slew of hybrid and hybrid concepts next month at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show. The models include a production-ready Toyota Yaris Hybrid — which isn't coming to the U.S. — and models already seen here, like the NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept.
A new concept at the show will be the FT-bh sedan. The model hints at a future four-door compact dedicated hybrid hatchback...Read more »