Toyota News In Brief

  • Toyota number one for reliability
  • Rear view monitor and park assist option for Toyota Previa
  • 2004 model year Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon gains advanced technology features
  • Exported Avensis proves instant hit with Japanese customers
Toyota Named Top Manufacturer In Reliability Study

Toyota has been named the best-performing manufacturer in a new nationwide reliability survey. The Fleet News annual FN50 study analysed data on more than 790,000 vehicles, provided by multi-marque car leasing companies. In terms of the number of breakdowns per 100 cars, Toyota performed better than any other manufacturer.

The all-round success of the Toyota family was sealed with Lexus taking third place in the survey, ahead of all other prestige brands. Further honours were gained in the "most reliable car" section of the report where the Toyota Avensis was placed second, the Lexus IS200 third and the Toyota Yaris fourth. The Toyota Corolla was also placed inside the top 10.

The results emphasise both the superior quality and durability of Toyota products and the high standard of British manufacturing. Engines for the Avensis and Corolla are assembled at Toyota’s Deeside plant in North Wales and the cars themselves are built at its factory at Burnaston, near Derby.

Full Map Navigation And Rear View Monitor System

The Toyota Previa people carrier is now available with a full map satellite navigation system with ETA and a rear view monitor system with park assist for safe and simple reverse parking.

The two features are combined in a single package and are operated by means of a six-and-a-half-inch touch-screen LCD mounted in the centre of the dashboard. The navigation system is DVD-based, providing quick response and allowing for journeys to be programmed across Europe without having to change discs en route.

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Published 11 November 2003 Melanie Carter
 

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