Published on April 21, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Toyota Levin (top) and new Toyota Corolla debuted on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. The two vehicles look very similar and that is because they are essentially the same car, based on the 2013 Toyota Corolla E170. Obviously, there are a few differences in styling, but something else differs even more.
Published on February 18, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first spy shots of the new Toyota Corolla sedan for China. The new Toyota Corolla will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in the second half of this year. The Chinese Corolla is based on the European version of the 11th generation Corolla.
Published on January 2, 2014 by Joey Wang
The very first spy shots showing the production version of the new Ranz EV, it will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of the year. Ranz is a sub brand of the FAW-Toyota joint venture focused on making cheap electric cars. The otherwise nameless ‘Ranz EV’ is their first car, it is based on the Toyota Corolla EX.
Published on December 9, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The 4Runner is closely related to the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado which is made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. That likely means, in Chinese joint-venture-logic, that the 4Runner will be made by the Guangzhou Toyota joint-venture.
Published on December 4, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Toyota China announced that November sales in China were up 40.7% to 89.800 cars compared with the same period last year. The number includes sales of imported cars and sales of Toyota’s two local joint ventures; FAW-Toyota and Guangzhou-Toyota. The rise in November marks the third month of consecutive sales growth for Toyota in China.
Published on December 2, 2013 by Joey Wang
The 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 530.000 yuan and ends at 676.000 yuan, making the Land Cruiser Prado to most expensive SUV that is currently manufactured in China. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. Read more »
Published on November 7, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Toyota Vios has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 69.800 yuan and ends at 112.800 yuan. The new Toyota Vios debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, it is the cheapest Toyota branded sedan available on the Chinese auto market, competing head to head with cars like the Volkswagen Jetta and the Citroen C-Elysee.
Published on October 29, 2013 by Joey Wang
The sixth generation (series S210) Toyota Crown Majesta will be made in China from 2015. The sixth generation Crown Majesta debuted in Japan earlier this year. The Crown Majesta will be made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture that currently produces the fifth generation Toyota Crown.
Published on October 25, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The new Toyota Vios will be launched on the China car market on November 6. Price will start at 69.900 yuan and end at 112.900 yuan. The new Toyota Vios debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show in April, it is the cheapest Toyota branded sedan available on the Chinese auto market, competing head to head with cars like the Volkswagen Jetta and the Citroen C-Elysee.
Published on September 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A super stealthy Toyota Reiz, seen on the Wufang Tianya Automobile Parts City in east Beijing. The fine vehicle is wrapped in matte gray and further sexed up by 14-spoke matte black alloys and light green brake calipers. The driver was in a great hurry so I managed only this single shot. Too bad!
The sporty Toyota Reiz is made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. Price starts at 209.800 yuan and ends at 314.800 yuan. Engines: 193hp 2.5 V6 and 227hp 3.0 V6, both mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels.