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What is the Toyota Emblem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by flatlander, May 19, 2009.

  1. May 19, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    flatlander

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    Hello All,

    I have done some searching around trying to figure out what the toyota emblem is? Looks like some african water buffalo or something.

    Anyone?

    TIA
     
  2. May 19, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    like the 3 oval emblem?
     
  3. May 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Yes, the standard/oem one on the grill.

    Thanks
     
  4. May 19, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    its a symbolized "T"

    "In 1990, Toyota debuted the three overlapping Ellipses logo on American vehicles. The Toyota Ellipses symbolize the unification of the hearts of our customers and the heart of Toyota products. The background space represents Toyota’s technological advancement and the boundless opportunities ahead."
     
  5. May 19, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    I always thought it was a man with a cowboy hat on
     
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    I think its supposed to read or resemble a "T"
     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    on second thought, you could probably superimpose the letters T-O-Y-O-T-A on the emblem.
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    I think you can make every letter in TOYOTA out of that symbol. Just guessing...............:)
     
  9. May 19, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    what about the "A"
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    that would be the middle part
     
  11. May 19, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    OH nevermind:D
     
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    Cool enough.

    We also have a subaru and theirs is some space constellation or something like that. So I thought the yota' one may have something hidden in their's also.

    Thanks again.
     
  13. May 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    found this too:

    "Toyota also represents "JAPAN" as "TOYO" means abundance of and "TA" means rice."
     
  14. May 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    wow we were way off
     
  16. May 19, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    As far as i know, Toyota had been using this logo in the Philippines since the late 70's. It started when they introduce the "Tamaraw" version of a passenger vehicle.
     
  17. May 19, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    You're right Mr. Flatlander. It's a symbol for a water buffalo, which in the Philippines "Carabao" it's the strongest animal in the island.
     
  18. May 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    Oooh, I like that. Sounds cool. Looking at the wikipedia for "Carabao" it says "hauling stuff to market", I'd better get that four leaf pack tsb done!

    Thanks
     
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