Toyota Motors began producing cars under the leadership of Kichiro Toyoda in 1935. Fast forward to present day, and Toyota has become the largest automobile manufacturer in the world by sales volume and has sold more than 230 million vehicles; a number unfathomable in the beginning.
Toyota has many tough, dependable models on offer, so much so that it can be hard to decide which one is the best fit for you and your family. That is why we decided to build this list of our top 5 recommended Toyota models, that are also best-sellers across Africa and beyond, to help you get started.
The Toyota Vitz, known as the Toyota Yaris in some markets, is an excellent option to help you conquer urban traffic and parking restrictions. It is available as a three-door or five-door subcompact hatchback. Currently in its third generation, the Toyota Vitz is powered by a variety of petrol engines.
The range of petrol powerplants begins with a 996 cc I3 and rounds out with a 1,798 cc turbocharged I4. There is a single diesel option in some markets; a 1,364 cc turbo-diesel I4. The Toyota Vitz can be equipped with any one of five gearbox options. Interior appointments of the Vitz are minimalist, but the ride is comfortable and the Vitz offers great fuel economy and safety.
Toyota Corolla Axio
The Toyota Corolla is sold in many layouts. One of the best for small families may be the latest edition, the Toyota Corolla Axio. This compact can be powered by a huge selection of petrol and diesel engines; as well as numerous gearboxes. The four-door saloon Corolla Axio can practically be configured to meet any need.
Where the Toyota Vitz offers a minimal interior, the Toyota Corolla Axio has many superb interior options and has some advanced technology features available. Some interior highlights include the availability of a rear-view camera and Intelligent Parking Assist.
The Toyota Prius is a legend in every market where it is sold. Since it is sold in every market around the world, that truly makes it a global legend. The third generation of the Toyota Prius four-door saloon is powered by a 1,798 cc I4 that is mated to a CVT. The petrol engine and the electric motor combine to provide a total of 134 bhp and the Prius offers a fuel economy of around 3.90 L/100 km.
For the third and fourth generations, Toyota made improvements to address buyer concerns about ride noise and handling. The Toyota Prius also features many cutting-edge tech upgrades. Toyota has taken several steps to improve the quality of the Prius’ interior, making the third and fourth generations great buys for those who want to combine outstanding fuel economy and great ride comfort.
Sub-compact and compact cars are not for everyone. Sometimes a family needs a more spacious MPV to meet their daily needs. That is where the Toyota Wish comes into play. Now in its second generation, the Toyota Wish can be powered by a 1,798 cc or a 1,987 cc petrol engine. Gearbox options are a four-speed automatic and a seven-speed Super CVT-i; both are extremely reliable over the long term.
The Toyota Wish is a well-appointed MPV, offering many of the latest entertainment and tech upgrades found across the Toyota line-up. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the Toyota Wish is the numerous standard safety features to insure your peace of mind.
Toyota Premio: the name says it all. It is a premium saloon that is backed by the legendary toughness and durability of Toyota. The Toyota Premio fits nicely into the mid-size car group along with its less well-appointed cousin the Toyota Allion. The current generation of the Toyota Premio is powered by three petrol I4 engines. The base units are equipped with a 1,497 cc engine, while the top trim levels have a 1,987 cc powerplant under the bonnet.
All of the engine options are paired to a Super CVT-i gearbox so that the Premio can deliver up to 20.0 km/l. The interior is among the most comfortable sold by Toyota. Leather seats are optional, but become standard in upper trim levels. Rear seat legroom is outstanding and the Toyota Premio is equipped with the best safety and security features available. It can also be equipped with any of the tech features currently offered by Toyota.
Although these 5 Toyota offerings are solid choices for your next used car, this is just the tip of the iceberg. BE FORWARD offer an extensive lineup of quality used Toyota vehicles ready to be shipped directly to your country at the lowest prices. If you’re still feeling lost as to which is the best fit for you, please send us an inquiry.