It may be Las Vegas, but all bets are off when America’s top custom car design teams are commissioned to create stand-out show machines for SEMA, the USA’s number one trade show for the specialist auto parts industry.
Few car makers will look back fondly on 2009, but Toyota has made the best of a bad situation thanks to new models and a well organised, fast starting scrappage scheme offer that had attracted many buyers keen to buy into the quality and strong residual value of the brand.
Toyota has given its new Urban Cruiser small SUV its European debut at the Geneva motor show, the latest addition to its distinguished 4×4 vehicle heritage. The new model is aimed firmly at the urban all-road market, where European sales have almost doubled since 2002.
Toyota is thinking big by creating a new generation of small cars designed to address the demands of modern motoring and the preferences of today’s drivers. Two new models will take centre stage at the Geneva motor show.