Toyota is a Japanese automaker. It was founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyota. Toyota made a reliable name in the automobile industry throughout the years with high-quality cars. This Japanese automobile company released its first-ever car, The Model AA, in 1937. Toyota is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. They are producing almost 10 Million vehicles per annum around the globe. Toyota makes most kinds of vehicles Sedans, Hatchbacks, SUVs, Pickup trucks, Minivan, and Sports cars. Toyota made a family car, Corolla, back in 1966. Since then, it has been one of the best-selling cars of Toyota.
Toyota also has its own motorsports car brand – Gazoo Racing. It was founded in 2007. They make three types of cars in Gazoo Racing. GR models are bespoke vehicles, GR sports models, and GRMN.
Let’s look at the top 10 cars of Toyota which made the company successful.
Introduced in 1966, Corolla made a debut in the automobile market as a Subcompact car. It was the best-selling car at the time. The car was such a hit that it is still in production. Later on, in 1991, it was termed a compact car. Corolla has achieved a milestone of 50 million sales, and it has developed 12 generations over time. The latest Corolla’s 12th generation is available in three body styles: Sedan, Hatchback, and Station wagon. The 12th generation was introduced in 2018. Corolla’s competitors were Honda Civic, Nissan Sunny, and Mitsubishi Lancer. Outstanding sales records have led this car to be one of the best-selling cars of Toyota. Last year, In 2021, Toyota sold 248,993 Corolla cars. To date, more than 45 million units are sold. Hands down, it is one of the best all-time selling cars.
Supra is a Japanese sports car we have always seen on television or in games. The production for supra started in 1978 till 2002. Later, in 2019, the fifth generation of Supra was released as the GR Supra, being a part of Gazoo Racing. Supra has always been a part of motorsports. For all Japanese car lovers, this is one of their dream cars. It’s always been on the list because of its captivating looks and beast-like performance. GR Supra can reach 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. It got a 3.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-Six engine. It produces 382 horsepower with 368 lb-ft of torque. Indeed, it got the power and strength.
Toyota Land Cruiser
One of the longest-running series of vehicles from Toyota. The production of the Land Cruiser started in 1951. It started as a Jeep for the military. Lately, this car was considered an off-road vehicle and a full-size SUV. It is one of the most loved SUVs in the market currently because of the luxury and the comfort. It is an all-purpose car. Land Cruiser can be taken off roads and used for city drives. For this reason, in 2019, Toyota Land Cruiser surpassed 10 million in numbers as cumulative global sales. Cars like this made Toyota look reliable brand.
Camry has been in production since 1982. It was initially introduced as a compact car. Gradually it became a mid-size car. It became Toyota’s second “world car” after Corolla. Camry’s Roomy cabin, comfortable seats, impeccable safety scores, and other decent features made it a great overall package. 2021 Camry is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 302 horsepower. Although, it comes with an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine with 301hp. It is available either in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. With a continuous solid performance, this car eventually made its consumer happy with the purchase.
It is the first sports car of Toyota. 2000 GT is a limited production car. It was manufactured under contract by Yamaha. A total of 351 vehicles were produced in this model. This makes it an infrequent and expensive car. The production started in 1967 and ended up in 1970. The engine type in this sports car was Liquid-cooled with 4-stroke, two valves, and in-line six cylinders producing 150hp and 176.5 Nm. This car was seen in the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice.” Indeed, it became a famous car. This car took Toyota into the world of motorsports, making a place for 2000GT in the list.
It is the first hybrid car of Toyota. These days, while most companies are looking forward to making hybrid cars, Toyota already did this job in 1997. The production of the Prius started in 1997 and is still in action. Initially, it was a 4-door sedan car, but after 2003 it was made into a 5-door hatchback. It offers front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Therefore making it a practical and reliable vehicle.
RAV4 is a compact crossover in Toyota’s line-up. It is the first compact crossover SUV of Toyota. This compact SUV comes with Front-wheel and four-wheel drive options. RAV4 was first produced in 1994 and still going on. The design of this vehicle was made keeping consumers’ needs in mind. Earlier, people wanted the benefits of SUVs, fuel economy, and cargo space in compact cars. It became a huge success worldwide. RAV4 is still in production and has been a massive hit for over 20 years.
86 is Toyota’s and Subaru’s joint car. Subaru manufactures it. The production began in 2012. Toyota 86, a.k.a. Subaru BRZ, is a 2+2 fastback coupe. This car is described as “waku-doki” in Japanese, which means “heart pumping, adrenaline racing” in a small package. The latest generation is infused with a 2.4-liter FA24D H4 engine. Therefore, this car was an example that Toyota can still be in the race of sports cars.
It is a mid-size crossover SUV with five doors. Highlander became one of the mid-size crossover SUVs. The production of this car started in 2000 and is still in production. The first generation of Highlander was introduced in 2001 and ended in 2007. Afterward, in 2008 the second generation was introduced, and the show stopped in 2013. Production for the Third and Fourth generation was started in 2013 and 2019, respectively. In 2021, the highest number of sales was recorded at 264,128.
Toyota Celica GT-Four
This car is a sporty model of Celica Liftback. It is a 3-door liftback coupe with four-wheel drive. Celica GT-Four was produced to compete in the World Rally Championship. Therefore, It earned 30 victories, four driver’s titles, and two manufacturer’s titles in just seven years.