How much does a Toyota cost to insure?
Like most major car manufacturers, Toyota produces cars to suit individual needs. For those who clock up a lot of motorway miles, the Toyota Corolla, Camry or Prius might fit the bill.
Alternatively, if you live in the heart of a city, small cars like the Toyota Aygo or the Yaris might be a better fit. Small cars usually have the lowest road tax, the best fuel economy and are easier to manoeuvre and park in narrow city streets.
If you are more interested in a car that is quick off the mark, then the sporty Toyota Supra might be just the ticket. If you’d prefer a car that can handle rough terrain, then the four-wheel drive Toyota RAV4 or Land Cruiser could be more suitable.
We all have different needs as drivers. But whichever car suits you best, you will have to factor in the car insurance premiums that apply. The price you pay to insure your Toyota will differ depending on the engine size and specifications of each model.
For instance, insurance on the speedy Toyota Supra would cost you in the region of £2,662*. In contrast to this the price, insurance for the Yaris Y20 VVT-I could be more affordable at £389*.
Other factors such as where you live, whether your car is kept off-road overnight as well as your age and driving history will affect your car insurance premium.
*These prices are an average based on the model, and all our customer quotes from 14 January 2021 to 14 June 2021. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.
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History and facts about Toyota
Bizarrely, Toyota's origins lie in the Japanese weaving industry of the early 20th Century. Sakichi Toyoda invented the world's first automatic loom and subsequently set up the Toyoda Spinning and Weaving Company in 1918.
The loom impressed a British firm, the Platt Brothers, who in 1929 bought the production and sales rights.
While innovation was clearly in the Toyoda blood, the money raised was not put to use in the weaving industry. Instead, Sakichi gave the proceeds from the sale to his son, Kiichiro, to develop automotive technology at Toyoda.
It proved a wise decision as in 1936 the company produced its first ever passenger car, the Model AA. One year later the ‘d’ was changed to a ‘t’ and the Toyota Motor Company was born.
Toyota’s first production of cars outside of Japan began in 1959 in Brazil, but now the group produces Toyota and Lexus vehicles around the world.
In designs of early Toyota models, it is easy to see how the company was able to produce vehicles that closely resembled hugely popular cars in the western market. For instance, the Toyopet Model SD (Morris Minor) and the Toyota Crown Eight (the Ford Cortina).
Toyota teams have participated in Japanese races such as the Formula NIPPON, as well as international rallies and endurance races such as the World Rally Championship and the 24-hours Le Mans. Toyota has also competed in top international formula car races such as CART, Indy Car Series and Formula One.
In 2002, Toyota entered the Formula One World Championship for the first time, achieving a creditable sixth place in the opening Australian Grand Prix.
Toyota has been one of the pioneers of hybrid technology. The company began working on hybrid cars back in 1997 and there are now over 15 million drivers worldwide benefiting from Toyota’s innovation.