Toyota has retained its number one spot as the world’s biggest manufacturer beating its closest
rival GM by 270,000 units. Toyota sold 9.98 million vehicles during 2013 up 2% from the year before as Toyota also announced plans to sell 10.32 million vehicles in 2014. Toyota has still managed to revive its fate after the damages it faced in the 2011 tsunami. The tsunami and earthquake in 2011 caused extensive widespread devastation which affected car suppliers and production.
Toyota has also been facing reputational issues after a series of recalls and safety issues as more than 14 million vehicles have been recalled since 2009. However, at the end of 2013, Japan’s exports saw their biggest annual rise for three years. Car exports also rose to 31.3% year-on-year, as the Japanese yen saw big falls in value against the dollar. Toyota has been the top manufacturer in the world for more than 70 years. Toyota was the king of automakers till 2011. However, it regained the number one position in 2012.
GM sold 9.71 million vehicles last year, while Germany’s Volkswagen came in third with sales of 9.5 million vehicles. Toyota’s leading models have been Lexus and Prius hybrid models. Toyota’s sales target for 2014 is 10.32 million which is significant as no carmaker has gone beyond the 10 million mark. The three largest carmakers all had a strong 2013, and the figures are an indication of a healthy global automotive sector.
Toyota Estima features an exclusive mid-engine platform with four inline cylinder gasoline engines
Toyota Estima Van
were mounted to provide the power from right under the front seats. The 2006 model of the Toyota Estima was its second generation with a new space-age look and better practicality and most significantly an evolutionary diesel engine as well. This Toyota Estima engine for sale of 1995cc is the same used in Toyota corolla, RAV4 and some other Toyota variants. The DOHC engine can produce the 110hp of power which is available with the five speeds manual transmission and an automatic four speeds transmission. Toyota also announced an updated power Estima engine for sale with a V6 pattern of 3.5 litres that was capable of producing 275bhp with a punchy torque of 250 lb-ft that is more than enough to propel the Estima package. However, the top choice from the bunch of engine range is still a 2.4VVTi unit that was criticised for its low torque and 2362cc of displacement can easily produce the rocking 160bhp at 5600rpm and manage the torque of 162 lb-ft at 4000rpm. It is a fuel economical engine with the multipoint fuel injection system and can boost the Estima with the top
Toyota Estima Engine
notch of 112mph on front wheel driven module and a four speed automatic gearbox. The Toyota Estima is an amazingly agile and handy MPV that offers an easy driving with pleasure and strong grip on road and the enthusiastic ride on the motorway where it is a hi-speed cruiser but finding the big parking space is an ultimate problem on the busiest UK road sides. The Toyota Estima engine for sale 2.4 litre petrol is compliance with the Euro IV standards and the T-spirit has equipped with the satellite navigation system, usual airbags and ABS, fuel cut-offs and ISOFIX child seat fixing points. The Estima has a roomy interior with more leg room between the front seats and the back row of seats than the other models and rivals. It has immobiliser and alarm system however, it’s sensible to equipped it with a tracking system.
All time star Toyota Estima has been given a mid-generation refresh for the year 2012. A prior refresh was almost three years back when shape of the head lamps was revised for sharper looks. This latest update has made Estima look more aggressive, front bumper and grille are now more angular and meet the lower lines of the headlamps. If you look at the rear side of Estima, you will notice no major changes at all but one thing is gracefully evident, Estima’s lustrous figure that gives it a very sportier guise. The standard engine for Toyota Estima is a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder. It comes with Toyota Estima CVT gearbox.
The top line models used engine for Toyota Estima in 3.5-litre V6 displacement which uses an automatic gearbox for Toyota Estima. This Toyota Estima engine for sale churns out 344Nm of torque. Different gadgets from previous models have been carried along this new upgrade, like the amazing Adaptive Front Lighting System with low beam head lamps that swivels as the steering position changes and light the upcoming road up for better visibility.