toyota cars

Toyotas around the world, snapshot: 2004

Introduction

Auto companies generally tailor their vehicles to particular markets, especially when those markets are large enough to support different models. Sometimes, the main difference is simply which engine is used, or which nameplate goes on; other times, the difference is far greater.

Dan Minick, of globalauto.org, was kind enough to provide this chart showing each Toyota model as it is sold in each major market. This table is a 2004 snapshot; substantial changes have been made since then, including the use of Lexus in major markets outside the United States, and the introduction of Scion.

SEDAN

Euro

USA

Platform*

Drive

Weight

Power

Brand*

Century -- -- J rwd 3025 V12 Toyota
Celsior -- LS430 H rwd 2925 V8 Toyota, Toyopet
Crown Majesta -- -- G rwd 2800 V8/I6 Toyota
Crown Athlete -- -- G rwd 2780 I6 Toyota
Crown Royal -- -- G rwd 2780 I6 Toyota
Crown -- -- G rwd 2785 I6 Toyota
Aristo -- GS400 G rwd 2800 V8/I6 Vista, Netz
Mark II -- -- F rwd 2780 I6/4 Toyopet
Verossa -- -- F rwd 2780 I6/4 Vista
Pronard -- Avalon D fwd 2720 V6 Vista
Windom -- ES300 D fwd 2720 V6 Toyota, Lexus
Camry Camry D fwd 2720 4/V6 Toyota
Vista -- -- c?/d? fwd 2700 4 Vista
Brevis -- -- E rwd 2780 I6/4 Toyota
Progres -- -- E rwd 2780 I6/4 Toyopet
Altezza IS E rwd 2670 I6/4 Netz
Corona Premio Avensis -- C fwd 2700 4 Toyopet
Allion -- -- C fwd 2700 4 Toyota
Corolla (JP) Corolla -- B fwd 2600 4 Corolla
-- -- Corolla (USA) B fwd 4 -
Prius Prius fwd 2550 HY Toyota
Platz -- Echo (Yaris) A fwd 2370 4 Netz, Toyopet
WiLL Vi -- -- fwd 4 -

WAGONS

Euro

USA

Platform*

Drive

Weight

Power

Brand*

CrownEstate -- -- G rwd I6 Toyota
Mark II Blit -- -- F rwd I6 Toyopet
Mark II Qualis -- -- D fwd 4 -
Vista Ardeo -- -- c?/d? fwd 4 Vista
Gracia -- -- D fwd 4 -
Altezza Gita -- IS300 Sport Cross E rwd 2670 I6/4 Netz
Caldina -- -- C fwd 4 Toyota, Toyopet
Carib -- -- B fwd 4 Netz
Corolla Fielder Corolla Est. -- B fwd 4 Corolla
Voltz -- Matrix/Vibe B fwd 4 Netz
WiLL VS -- -- fwd 4 Vista

SMALL VAN/
HATCH

Euro

USA

Platform*

Drive

Weight

Power

Brand*

Allex Corolla -- B fwd 4 Netz
Runx -- -- B fwd 4 Corolla
Spacio Corolla Verso -- B fwd 4 Corolla
Vitz Yaris -- A 4 Netz
Fun Cargo Yaris Verso -- A fwd 4 Vista, Corolla
bB -- -- 4 Netz
bB Open Deck -- -- 4 Netz
Duet -- -- Daihat fwd Corolla
Raum -- -- Netz
Ist 4 Toyopet, Netz

VAN/WAGON

Euro

USA

Platform*

Drive

Weight

Power

Brand*

Hi Ace -- -- W "2330, 2590, 2890" Toyopet
GrandHiAce (old) Hi Ace -- V Toyopet
Alphard G -- -- V 2900 Toyopet
Alphard V -- -- V 2900 Vista
Noah -- -- L 2825 Corolla
Voxy -- -- L 2825 Netz
Estima L Previa -- P 2900 Corolla
Estima T -- -- P 2900 Toyota
Estima Hybrid -- -- P 2900 Toyota, Corolla
-- -- Sienna D
Ipsum Avensis Verso -- C? 2825 Vista, Toyopet
Gaia -- -- C? 2735 Toyota
Opa -- -- C? 2700 Toyopet
Nadia -- -- C? 2735 Corolla
Sparky -- -- Vista

TRUCK

Euro

USA

Platform*

Drive

Weight

Power

Brand*

Land Cruiser 100 Land Cruiser 100 Land Cruiser Z rwd rwd V8/I6 Toyota
Land Cruiser Cygnus LX470 Z rwd rwd V8 Toyota
Land Cruiser Prado Land Cruiser 90 GX470 Y rwd rwd I6 Toyota, Vista
Land Cruiser 70 -- -- X rwd rwd I6 Toyota
Mega Cruiser -- rwd rwd
Kluger V Highlander D fwd fwd 4/V6 Vista
Harrier RX300 D fwd fwd 4/V6 Toyopet
-- Tundra T rwd rwd V6/V8
-- Sequoia T rwd rwd V6/V8
HiLux Surf 4Runner P rwd rwd 4/V6 Toyota
HiLux Pickup Tacoma P rwd rwd 4/V6 Toyota
Cami -- -- Toyopet
RAV4J fwd fwd 4 Netz
RAV4L RAV4 fwd fwd 4 Corolla

SPORT

Euro

USA

Platform*

Drive

Weight

Power

Brand*

Soarer SC430 K rwd rwd V8 Toyopet
Supra Supra K rwd rwd I6 Corolla
Celica Celica C fwd fwd 4 Corolla
MR-S MR2 MR2 midrwd midrwd 4 Vista, Netz

* These are not official Toyota platform designations, but codes to show which models share platforms and design

Toyota Canada

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, and Toyota lift trucks. Toyota Canada’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax. Toyota parts and accessories are distributed through TCI’s Parts Distribution Centres in Toronto and Vancouver. There are over 260 dealers in Canada, many of whom have adopted the Access Toyota service program (first launched in 2000).

In 1965, Toyota offered two models, and sold 755 vehicles in Canada. In 2001, Toyota had 16 models, and sold more than 125,000 vehicles. Nine of those models are built in North America, including three built in Canada by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. in Cambridge Ontario.