Overall, the 1991 model year for Toyota was a great year for product development. Not only did they continue success with their mainstream models in the Toyota Corolla and the Toyota Camry, they also used a lot of imagination for newer products.
Toyota took advantage of the trends in the late 1980’s, especially with the hint of rising sales in Toyota Trucks along with the Toyota 4Runner for the SUV market.
On top of that, they went far outside the box, with a complete redesign of the Toyota Mr2, as well as the crazy Toyota Previa.
They showed hints of their rally race car roots with the Toyota Celica All-Trac. In fact, it’s arguable that the Celica All-Trac was the best performance car from Toyota that year, outside of the Toyota Supra and the Toyota Mr2.
They branched into a new entry-level sports car market with the Toyota Paseo, while retaining their historical roots of reliability and dependability with the Toyota Land Cruiser.
No one could have foreseen that both the Previa and the Cressida would be future platforms for drift cars. No one could have foreseen that the Mr2 and Supra would remain future classics about die-hard JDM enthusiasts.
A little imagination goes a long way, and we hope that in the future, Toyota is able to be that creative again, only this time, with the enhanced engineering advances of the past 25 years.
I can only imagine how mind-blowing a 2016 Toyota Mr2 can be.
Special Thanks to Edmunds.com for being a reference point for the specifications.