During the late 1890s and the early 1900s, the concept of cars was still unknown. However, this man spent his life building and creating the technology that would become so famous worldwide until today. An A1 prototype was built in 1935, thus began the history of Toyota Motor Corporation.
These days, people are given wider choices and more options with regard to cars and vehicles. Car leasing or contract personal hire has now become a common term for business men, individuals on travel , and even for families.
Toyota is still considered to be one of the most sought cars in the field of car leasing. The main reason is its reliability on the road combined with elegance. Toyota car leasing is in demand these days and more hundreds of Toyota cars are available for leasing. Most personal contract hire companies offer a wide range of cars to customers.
Toyota leasing and Toyota personal contract hire is going up because more and more people are getting aware of the advantages of leasing. Great financing terms are available based on the purpose of the customer. Most car lease companies open their services to businessmen, travelers, and individuals who simply find leasing more convenient than purchasing one. The concept of personal contract hire for cars first became well known in USA and in the United Kingdom.
The most common Toyota cars available for leasing and personal contract hire are the Toyota Auris, Avensis, Corolla, Land Cruiser, Rav4, Yarso and the Verso. An upcoming model of Toyota for the year 2009 is the Venza 2009.
Most car lease companies offer contracts that range from 24 to 36 months. One great advantage in leasing is that there is no high cash out. Most companies offer affordable monthly terms and there is no obligation to purchase the rented vehicles.
In the United Kingdom, for example, the average monthly payment needed for leasing a Toyota car ranges only from 100+ to 300 pounds depending on whether it is for business or personal use – still quite low compared to the expenses incurred in purchasing one. Aside from lower monthly payments and zero cash out, another advantage is the low maintenance needed for Toyota personal contract hire.
Its new status as the world’s second-largest motor manufacturer after General Motors, Toyota is celebrating by expending its already-board model range still further; this includes the long-awaited debut of its acclaimed Lexus brand in Japan. New large sedans are about to be unveiled in Japan and in Europe the small car market has several new models due to arrive in the next year or so. Being all things to all people is a tough act to follow, though, and some industry critics are concerned that Toyota might be about to ‘do a Mitsubishi’ and over-stretch itself. We reckon such fears are unfounded, and can expect consolidation of its Number Two status. Part of Toyota’s success is attributable to the new brands it has launched (Scion as well as Lexus) the core strength of its success is attributable to an enviable reputation for quality and durability. They may be unexciting in appearance and specifications, but Toyotas are the Volvos of the eastern world. CAMRY From some angles Camry looks like Honda Accord than the Honda does. Toyota’s everyman mid-sized sedan is offered in a variety of formats, all of which use the same four door sedan body shell. The XLE is at the luxury end of the market, whilst the SE does what its aggressive front spoiler suggests-behaves sportingly. This later car is by a along way the best handling. Performance from entry level engine, a 2.4 litre four, is satisfactory, but to get the best from the car it is necessary to head to top of the list and invest in a 3.3 V6. COROLLA An undistinguished-looking car (from some angles there is a nod to the old model Audi A3, from others a look of Mazda 3) Corolla is the world’s best-selling car. Quite why nobody has been able to work out; the answer probably lies in its apparently endless number of body and driveline permutations. The smaller-engine models are underpowered but miserly with fuel, whilst the top-line 109PS variant is livelier without being too thirsty. Adding some more power to the output of the T-Sport would help matters along- but they haven’t done so. LANDCRUISER Freshly revised, the land cruiser is a robust and dependable machine as it is best in wheelbase form; the shorter three door is a little lacking ability on tracks, and also pitches and rolls a little too much for comfort on the tarmac. The Landcruiser’s reputation was forged on its ability of road, and this version continues to be as good as its predecessors were. Quality of interior trim is high is as the level of standard equipment. If you are planning to cross the Sahara or take the short route across the Alps, this is the machine that should be at or near the top of your list. MATRIX The first of the new wave of small MPVs (multi-purpose vehicles from Toyota the nose of the Matrix bears the passing resemblance to Europe and Japans Corolla Verso. From the side it is very distinct, with big and bold lines swaged into the body work. Two engines are offered; a 1310PS four, and highly-tuned version of that same 1.8 litre four that delivers 170PS. This later engine, when paired with six speed gearbox and sports suspension system, makes for a quite exciting time, not least because the drive goes through the front wheels only; other Matrix models have the same option of four wheel drive.
By: Toyota USA Blog
The 2009 Toyota Tacoma and Tundra are the newest addition in the variety of Toyota cars ranging from luxury sport utilities to pick-up trucks. With solid build and an array of new features to enhance durability and reliability off the road Toyota trucks are ideal for heavy towing. Variety of engine, cab and pick up bed design and reasonable pricing earned Toyota the popularity it has today.
In the past trucks were simply meant for carrying loads and they looked somewhat similar and hence monotonous. But today with auto makers like Toyota things have changed to a great extent. Power output of trucks increased in keeping with size. Toyota gives you plenty of choices starting from basic cargo haulers to compact or mid-size trucks that can challenge a sedan in terms of luxury and comfort. The two main categories of Toyota trucks are Tacoma and Tundra.
The 2009 Toyota Tacoma is available in three cab styles – regular, extended or Access Cab and crew cab. Each one comes in varied body style and trims. So, there is something for everyone with Toyota. Tacoma buyers have 2.7L 4 cylinder engine and 4L V6 engine to choose from. For regular hauling V6 is obviously a better option.
For about a decade Toyota Tacoma has been the backbone in the line of Toyota’s compact pick up trucks. These trucks are smaller in scale with a towing capacity up to 3,000 pounds compared to a full size truck. Compact trucks give better mileage than their full-size counterparts. Toyota Tacoma 2WD having 4 cylinder 2.7L 5-speed manual engine has EPA fuel economy rate 20 mpg in city and 25 on highway while Tacoma 4WD of same capacity rates 17 in city and 22 for highway.
Those who have heavier towing needs better opt for Toyota Tundra which is a full-size truck with much higher tow capacity. Since Tundra’s launch in the beginning of the new millennium it gave a tough competition to the Big Three’s pick up truck versions. With superior V8 engine, additional comfort features and the reputation for durability Tundra emerged to be a popular one amidst recreational pickup buyers as well as serious truck users.
Toyota Tundra trucks are available in regular cab, double cab and CrewMax cab styles. The regular cab extends to double cab with an additional pair of forward-hinged doors while Tundra CrewMax with an extra large cab can carry up to 6 passengers.
The 2009 Toyota Tundra is available in 6 trims each for regular and CrewMax while double cab body style comes in 12 trims. Cargo bed size is also flexible for Tundra. You can have 2009 Tundra regular cab or double cabs having 6.5-foot to 8-foot bed, while the CrewMax comes with a 5.5-foot bed only. With wide variety of configurations it is much more convenient to use Tundra for hard-core towing as well as passenger hauling.
With flexibility in design, V6 and V8 engine options and high-end technological features to improve off-road ability it is easily understandable why Toyota Tundra was chosen for Truck Trend’s annual Truck of the Year award for 2008.