Tag: 86

Toyota 86 and the Waku Doki experience

Toyota 86 and the Waku Doki experience

When UMW Toyota Motor introduced the Toyota 86 to the media at the Sepang Circuit last year, our ‘test drive’ was not only limited to a couple of laps (and in the automatic too) but worse, the speeds were controlled. The cars had to travel in a convoy and no […]

VW Golf 7 is European Car of the Year

VW Golf 7 is European Car of the Year

The new 7th generation Volkswagen Golf is Europe’s Car of the Year (COTY), winning by twice the number of votes (414) over the runner-up which was the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ (202 votes) . In third place was the Volvo V40 (189 votes). This is the second time that the Golf […]

Toyota displays at 2013 Geneva Motorshow

Toyota displays at 2013 Geneva Motorshow

At the Geneva Motorshow next month, Toyota will display a possible future variant of the 86 sportscar in the form of the FT-86 Open Concept (sketch shown above). Prototype engineering work is now going on and showing the concept car to the public for the first time will help gauge […]

Mazda CX-5 is 2012-2013 Japan Car of the Year

Mazda CX-5 is 2012-2013 Japan Car of the Year

The Mazda CX-5 has been picked as Japan’s Car of the Year for 2012-2013, beating 9 other finalists for the coveted award. It is the fourth time that Mazda has won the overall award in the 22 years that the event has been run. It is also the first time […]

Race-ready Toyota 86 for sale

Race-ready Toyota 86 for sale

Besides developing the new 86 sportscar to be easily upgraded by after-market tuners, Toyota has also been busy developing a race-ready version for those who want to go racing. Its motorsports arm in Germany, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), today announced the availability of the TMG GT86 CS-V3 which has been […]

Toyota 86

Toyota 86

During the 1980s – the second decade of Toyota’s meteoric growth – ‘fun to drive’ was a tagline the company used in some advertising campaigns. Its cars then – models like the Celica, Supra, and Levin (which started with the KE30 generation in the mid-1970s) – certainly had an element […]