OK, so a few days after that Yaris-sports-car post, Toyota comes out and shoots me right out of the air and decides to establish:
Committee to Create Interesting Cars (C2CiC, what I call it for short)
Now this is good and all for those Toyota fans still wanting, praying and hoping for another AE86, or better yet, another Supra. What I have read/heard and seen many journalists rant (and with totally good intentions) about how sports cars can be the MOST interesting cars Toyota could create, they may totally go off on a separate tangent. They could keep fueling the fire to their Scion line of xB/xA series of ‘interesting vehicles’. Maybe they could keep trying to be one-on-the-range with all them yankee cowboys and create an even LARGER Toyota Pickup truck.
It wasn’t until very recently that I learned that the Camry’s and Corolla’s of the world have reduced Toyota’s name to be thought of in the same vein as “Frigidaire, Westinghouse or Kenmore”. Yes, your eyes aren’t fooling you when you do a double take to notice that the next taxi you are in is in fact, a Camry.
When the driver proudly told me he has over 415 THOUSAND Kilometers on his ’05, Built tough took on an entirely new meaning.
So Toyota has clearly announce a ‘task-force’ (ala, Dan Roth – autoblog) to assist in its current state of boredom, but doesn’t anyone remember TRD?
Enter Australia, the home of MadMax, Kangaroo’s and Koala bears, TRD decides to tease the rest of the world with its Camry incarnate, the Aurion.
….More, when I am not stealing someone else’s internet.