Toyota GR Supra 3.0-litre Review

Toyota/BMW collaboration means the return of an iconic Japanese sportscar

This is the all-new fifth generation Toyota Supra, reborn after a gap of 17 years, thanks to a little collaboration with BMW – most of its underpinnings and much of its interior is shared with the BMW Z4. But while the Z4 is a roadster, this is firmly a coupe with a fixed roof implying extra rigidity, and hence more sportiness. The cross-continent team-up was because Toyota wanted to adhere to the Supra tradition of a straight six cylinder engine, although there is now a 2.0-litre four cylinder unit (also a BMW motor) also available.

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Electric Cars are Not the Answer

but a Unique Racing Toyota Corolla could be!

Electric cars are not the answer to our future transpor requirements according to the world’s biggest car maker. They have an alternative, in the form of a racing Toyota Corolla with a conventional engine that’s powered by hydrogen. Unlike most manufacturers, Toyota are not jumping on the EV bandwagon. And there’s clear reasoning for it. I look at the evidence and the pros and cons of a future not wholly dependent on electric cars.

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Toyota Yaris Hybrid Review

Toyota’s little car has a grown-up feel

Toyota’s baby hatchback has been around for over two decades, and this latest model is the fourth-generation edition of the car. It went on sale last year. But if you do a search for the new 2020 Yaris online and you’ll find pages of links eulogising over the wanna-be rally car edition that is the GR Yaris.

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PopBangColour Draws my 1984 Celica Supra [while we talk Toyota]

I get drawn and talk about getting into trouble with Toyotas

Ian Banu-Cook of PopBangColour draws me and my 1984 Celica Supra as I remember back to the early 90s when I had this car, and we talk Toyota past and present.

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Chris Harris, Mr JWW, Litchfield Motors, £25,000 [and where it all went wrong]

What actually happened, why is it a big deal and who’s really to blame?

The tale of Chris Harris, Mr JWW, Shmee150, Litchfield Motors and a Toyota GR Yaris – plus a £25,000 quote to feature modifications and a demand for commission – did it happen, did it not, who was the youtuber / influencer involved? Was Litchfield right to reveal the details of a commercial pitch, should a personality’s name have been outed?

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My latest motoring spread in Asian Leader – 28 October 2020

NEWSPAPER OUT IN MANCHESTER TODAY!

Click here to read this issue now – Previous issues here Contact me if you require car reviews, news and other features! See my full review of the Toyota RAV4 here

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

This chiselled brute is the best of the breed so far

This is the fifth generation of a model line that was launched back in 1994 and arguably kicked off the trend and set the standard for affordable family SUVs. Of course it won customers and plaudits for robustness, reliability and all-round ability and practicality.

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Pakistan Independence Day & its Greatest Cars!

To mark Pakistan’s  73rd Independence Day – I pick the nation’s most important cars

In honour of Pakistan’s 73rd Independence day, I thought I’d pick the 10 most important cars for Pakistan’s motorists and car enthusiasts – to do this I enlisted the help of a few friends – so shout-out and thanks to Mohsin Ikram,  Muhammad Arsalan Bela, Shahzad Majid, Shamy Khuhro, Reza Adil, Ali Adil, Farrukh Ahmed, Shaheer Hakki, and Danish Ali – yep the famous YouTube comedian, he’s a car guy too!

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