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What do the different Toyota model names mean?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by genxer36, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Apr 8, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 [OP] Lord of Tomfoolery

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]4Runner[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Combines 4-wheel drive and off-road runner[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Avalon [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Portrays images of comfort spaciousness and sophistication[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Camry[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Japanese for "crown"[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]

    Celica
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Spanish for "heavenly" or "celestial"[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Corolla[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] The outer envelope or crowning portion of a flower[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]ECHO[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Reflects wide-open spaces and a youthful voice[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]FJ Cruiser[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] The FJ Cruiser name comes from the FJ 40-series Land Cruiser first introduced in 1961

    [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Highlander [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Named after an inhabitant of the Scottish Highlands; conveys power, energy, and ruggedness[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Land Cruiser[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] The name implies the ability to go anywhere[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]MR2[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive, 2 seater[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Matrix[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] A rectangular arrangement of rows and columns -- fitting the cross-functional nature, the versatility, and the interior functionality of the vehicle[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Prius[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Derived from the Latin prefix meaning "to go before"[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]RAV4[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Recreational Active Vehicle with 4WD[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]
    RAV4 EV
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Recreational Active Vehicle with 4WD Electric Vehicle[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Sequoia[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Named after the great Sequoia tree to convey strength, longevity, and beauty[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Sienna[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Derived from the Italian city of Siena[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Solara [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Name portraying the radiance of the sun[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]

    Supra
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Derived from the Latin prefix meaning "to surpass" or "go beyond"[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Tacoma[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] From the Salish Indian word for the mountain that provided water to their tribe (later changed to Mount Rainier). The name suggests images of strength and power[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Tundra[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Term that conveys strength and ruggedness[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica]Yaris[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica] Yaris stems from a goddess in Greek mythology, named Charis, who was a symbol of beauty and elegance. We used the German expression of agreement, "ya", because we think this new name best symbolizes the car's broad appeal in styling and is representative of Toyota's next generation of global cars[/FONT]
     
  2. Apr 8, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    Interesting... Great post!:thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 8, 2009 at 11:52 PM
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    Thanks. I thought it was a good read.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2009 at 12:52 AM
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    good to know
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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  6. Jul 27, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    interesting
     
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