Have you ever been upset that a product you love has been discontinued? Ceasing production of certain car models is something automakers go through for a variety of reasons. One of the models that Toyota stopped production on was the Toyota Celica. This Toyota sports car was last on the assembly line in 2006, and fans have missed it ever since.
Well, we don’t have the details, but Toyota recently submitted a trademark application for the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Celica name. What does this mean? We aren’t quite sure yet. But we do like what it could mean. Is a relaunch of the Toyota sports car in the near future? Possibly. Our team at Toyota of Orlando would love for this car model to make a comeback. And just in case you forgot about what makes this Toyota sports car so special, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite features.
A Toyota sports car that hasn’t been forgotten
Toyota fans love the Toyota Celica. While you won’t see any new ones at our Orlando dealership, people around the world spend time restoring and customizing these Toyota sports cars. But why do people love the Celica so much? Our Orlando staff has put together a list of some of their favorite features of the past Toyota model.
Rear-wheel drive – The earliest Celica to arrive in the United States was memorable thanks to its rear-wheel drive. This feature would last for three generations of the car model and was a major selling point of the sporty car.
Body styles – No matter what you were looking for, there was a Celica for you. Whether you needed a sports car with a little more room or wanted one with a convertible top to enjoy the sunny weather in Orlando, this sports car had the options for you. In the 90s, the Celica was released in a coup, convertible, and hatchback body style.
Performance – The Celica was known for being a high-performing car, especially in its last generation. Its standard engine was a 140 horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder beauty and other key performance features included incredibly responsive steering, reliable brakes, and great suspension.
If you’re looking to find an Orlando used car, or more specifically a used Celica, we recommend getting one of the most recent models. They offer pretty good gas mileage, decent cargo room, and that traditional Toyota reliability.
Be prepared with Toyota of Orlando
You might want to try out a Toyota model just in case the Celica makes it come back. We recommend looking into a different Toyota sports car, the Toyota 86, to see the potential a new Celica would have in the modern era.
Test drive a Toyota sports car or any of our any new models at Toyota of Orlando today! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall.