What does your Toyota’s name mean? Part 9

By Jude Katende

These too are quite very familiar names. The name origins mentioned are limited to principal ones and are not exhaustive for some models. Each name has a date of when the car’s production started.

CORONA

The “corona” is the ring of pearly light around the sun. The name was apt for this robust and approachable family car. July 1,1957. Almost all Coronas that have made it here, have been as popular as the Corollas.

 CORONA EXIV

The name was apt for this robust and approachable family car.”Exiv” stands for “Extra impressive”. September 6,1989. Though old, a few are still being imported by enthusiasts.

CELICA

“Celica” is Spanish for “celestial” or “heavenly.” December 1,1970. Its “exploits” in the European and Kenyan Safari rally helped build its popularity here.  “Recent” and older models still exist among fans.

CELICA XX

“Celica” is Spanish for “celestial” or “heavenly.” “XX” is derived from “unknown” quantity. April 13,1978

CHASER

 The meaning is the same as in English. June 24,1977. Quite popular in the late 90s and early 2000s.

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