October 25, 2013 in Commerical time
The Sprinter Trueno GT Apex AE92 only had one drawback: progress!
With the E90 platform of the Corolla and Sprinter Toyota finally moved to FWD only. Even the sporty Trueno and Levin coupes were now front wheel drive, or should I say wrong wheel drive?
I must say the AE92 lines are really a refinement of the ones we had seen on the AE86 and the GT engine options were excellent: you could choose from the small-port 4A-GE or the super charged 4A-GZE, so if only Toyota stuck to RWD… Read the rest of this entry →
October 12, 2013 in Commerical time
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not dissing Leonardo di Caprio here but it just seemed to be very very funny that Leonardo is actually doing a commercial for a dull car as the Suzuki Wagon R Wide in fluent Japanese:
BTW:The Suzuki Wagon R Wide is the same as the Wagon R+ in export markets.
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October 4, 2013 in Commerical time
I don’t regret having bought a Honda Civic already, but after watching a JDM commercial for the Toyota’s Mobile Suit Gundam Auris it makes me wish Toyota would actually sell the version from the commercial and not the one we find at our dealers! Basically Toyota launched the Auris in Japan already in September 2012 and they created a Gundam inspired version called MS-186H-CA to promote it on the Chara Hobby fair in August 2012 and fast forward one year and they now allow you to own one yourselves!
They use Gundam in their car commercial with an anime clip with Gundam’s Char character hopping out of a Mobile Suit and into the Auris and driving it to the limit. Now that’s a selling point!
The real life version of this Auris costs a mere 3.3M yen (25000 euros) on top of the ordinary Auris price and this is what it looks like:
Don’t get me wrong here, but IMO the ordinary Auris is a bit dull… A bit suburbian I guess… This Auris actually makes me wish Toyota would be equally fun to drive again in Europe!
To make another analogy: Char’s Auris looks just as good as a GT86 and I honestly don’t know which one I would rather own!
The commercial itself is 40 seconds of Gundam meets Toyota goodness!
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September 6, 2013 in advertisement, commercial, commercial time
Just spotted this one on Jalopnik and thought it is well worth to share: the new 2014 USDM Corolla never get out of style and Toyota proves this with a commercial that shows you every decade is full of Corolla. For instance the 70s is full of KE35:
And apparently the 80s is full of Herbie Hancock’s Rockit with a real fine USDM Corolla GT-S AE86 which got its front bumper periodically correct replaced by a kouki JDM item and a skate girl dancing on top of its roof… Did Toyota fail to find a genuine example?
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March 23, 2013 in Commerical time
What better way to promote your auto parts shop than by jumping a beater Celica A60?
Shortly before it jumps you can see it is the facelifted model. video on the next page!