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Corolla To Hilux: Toyota 75

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Last I took you guys through of the gigantic Toyota 75 exhibit at the Automobile Museum in Japan, and now I’d to pick up where I left off more from this display of automotive history. In the post we saw some of Toyota’s vehicles and got a history lesson on the Crown, among other This time we have Celicas, minivans, trucks and a lot more.

While the Crown is one of Toyota’s most historically nameplates, its global significance is far by that of the Corolla. Fittingly, the 75 exhibit also included a area dedicated to one of the world’s selling models of all time.

before the introduction of the Corolla, had aimed to build a “car for and its first major attempt at came with the introduction of the Publica in 1961. Without the Toyota learned while and marketing the Publica, the Corolla likely not have experienced the it did.

In 1966 the first Corolla went on sale as a competitor to the Nissan Sunny, was released the same year. the two cars played a huge in Japan’s booming motorization. The mixed economy, comfort and looks with a large for the 1,100 cc engine and was also one of the Japanese passenger cars to MacPherson strut front

The second generation Corolla in 1970 sporting a slightly size and updated styling left behind the front windows of the first generation

Because the Japanese were to drive more and more at the the second generation Corolla came equipped with a fuel tank that the car to travel between Tokyo and in the west without the need for

The new third generation Corolla right in the midst of the fuel in 1974, and before the end of its lifespan the Corolla would meet the emissions regulations being set the world. It was also massively to the growth of the Corolla brand the planet.

Next came the generation 70-chassis Corolla in – the last model to feature across the line. The new car also behind the leaf spring suspension of the previous cars in of a 4-link suspension with springs and a lateral rod. By of 1983, total production of the had reached 10 million units.

The of the fifth generation car in 1983 saw the change in the model’s history. As was the trend across the world, the switched to a front-wheel-drive platform four-wheel independent suspension and the application of an electronically controlled automatic transmission in its class.

The exhibit also gives of attention to the more sporting of the Corolla released over the of the model’s history. An absolutely 1972 TE27 Levin is for example.

While we’ve all well accepted the TE27 as classic, it’s historical cannot be underestimated. We are talking a double overhead cam-powered in the early 1970s after

While the standard Corolla may a switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in we all know that didn’t the end of Corolla-badged FR fun. The display featured a 1983 AE86 Levin…

… which fittingly was right beside a 2012 86.

It’s really only that the Toyota 75 display include the car that is engrained the DNA of so many Toyota sports that came before it.

car that is no doubt part of new spirit is the first generation – represented here by a TA22 from 1970. Known as one of first ‘specialty cars’, the impressed buyers with a list of options for owner

Under the hood, the twin eight-valve engine available in the GT was well ahead of its time, and yet sign of a rapidly advancing auto industry.

Another important Toyota not to be overlooked is the Corona, which was with a few different examples in the – including this third car from 1964. Within four months of going on in ’64, the Corona became best selling car and it would become the first model to one million units in Japan, in to much success in overseas

In 1968 Toyota debuted a new that would be positioned in the Corona and the Crown. The car was known as the Mark II, with the name the idea of  ’upgrading’ from the Corona. Later on, the Mark II on to become one of Japan’s most sedans, all the way up to the point where it was by the Mark X in 2004.

In terms of international success, few models more important than the Land Cruiser – represented by the legendary FJ40. There’s no way an about Toyota’s history be complete without one of these.

important are the Toyota Hilux and Hilux Surf SUV (better in the US as the 4Runner). With a bulletproof, capable chassis and a wagon-like the Hilux Surf and 4Runner a rightful spot in SUV history. As all the other vehicles Toyota out for the exhibit, this 1984 was in showroom condition. I wonder be worth on the private market?

Let’s not forget about either. Today the commercial and vehicle market in Japan is by vans and minivans, but it wasn’t like that.

Vehicles this Toyota Town Ace 1979 were built to to the rapidly growing demand for in the Japanese market during the part of the ’70s.

By the beginning of the the minivan was experiencing a boom in America and Toyota launched the first generation Estima/Previa to some of the market.

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Thanks to a engine with a 75-degree the Estima was able to provide for seven passengers along superior stability on the road. The van also see big success in the home as well.

Also part of the is a Toyota Tercel from Although it featured a longitudinal placement similar to the Corolla, the is notable as being Toyota’s front-wheel-drive passenger car. But of the engine layout and large it wasn’t a big seller in Japan. It until the introduction of the new Camry in that the more common engine configuration appeared for FWD cars.

One of the more unusual in the exhibit is this Sprinter (Known as the Tercel Wagon in the With a part-time 4WD system, it was for those that wanted the of 4WD with the size and dynamics of a passenger car.

And how about that awesome checkered interior? So good.

one of the cool ’80s machines part of the group is this Toyota Carina ED, in which the ED for ‘exciting and dressy’. With unique four-door hardtop the Carina ED had one of the world’s lowest heights for a four-door passenger car at the

Representing the more contemporary of Toyota’s three quarters of are cars like the first Vitz, which was released in and quickly became a huge in Japan, along with and other parts of the world it’s more commonly as the Yaris.

Along with the Vitz, there’s also a Toyota Fun Cargo – because should be fun.

As one of Toyota’s important vehicles of the last decades the first generation is represented as well.

In addition to market vehicles, the exhibit includes some examples of global reach – including 1977 Tamaraw BUV which was for Asian markets like the and Indonesia.

As its utilitarian profile suggests, the BUV for ‘basic utility vehicle’. The BUV a huge seller and allowed for economic growth in its local Just one tiny example of massive international presence, vehicles being engineered for countries and markets.

Even all that, I’m still not quite with my run down of the Toyota 75 exhibit.

Next time I return with some on those strange miniature you may have spotted in the background of photos.

I don’t think want to miss it, as it was my personal of the entire exhibit. More

Mike Garrett

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