Have you ever fallen head over heels for a product, only to be disappointed when it was taken off the shelves? Not having your favorite anymore can be a bit of a let-down! That’s exactly how some car enthusiasts felt when Toyota announced that production would stop on the Toyota Celica.
If you’re a fan of this classic Toyota sports car, we have some interesting news that you’ll probably enjoy. Toyota recently filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to use “Celica.” We may not know what for quite yet, but it definitely has the team at Toyota of North Charlotte excited. In honor of the rekindled interest in this Toyota sports car, why not talk about what makes it so special? We’ll also discuss some of the theories that are being made because of Toyota showing interest in the Celica again.
Why this Toyota sports car is a fan favorite
What exactly makes this Toyota sports car a standout? Here are some of our favorite features that were available during the Toyota Celica’s lifetime:
The Toyota Celica in North Charlotte included a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and four-wheel drive from 1986 through 1999. These features made it an enjoyable car to drive!
Multiple body styles
No matter what your preference was the Toyota Celica had three different main body types throughout its lifetime. You could find it available in a coupe, convertible, and a Toyota hatchback.
When it was introduced in 1973, the Toyota Celica came equipped with rear-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive would be a main feature of this popular Toyota model until its switch to front-wheel drive in 1985.
Theories about this Toyota’s return in North Charlotte
Our North Charlotte team may not know exactly what Toyota has in store with the Celica name, but the possibilities have us excited! Some popular theories that have come out about this Toyota sports car include:
- Renaming the Toyota 86 (Formally known as the Scion FR-S) to the Toyota Celica
- A new special edition of a current North Charlotte Toyota model will pay respect to the Toyota Celica
- Most people are hoping that this new trademark application means that the Japanese automaker will create and release a new and modern version of the Toyota Celica.
If you’ve been inspired to get a Toyota sports car thanks to this bit of news, you won’t be able to find any new Toyota Celica models on the lot. But if you’re looking for a new and sporty model, the Toyota 86 is a perfect fit! But if you want a Toyota sports car without the commitment, you can find sporty styling and features in cars like the new Toyota Camry.
No matter if you’re looking for a new Toyota sports car or holding out for a used Toyota Celica reaching our North Charlotte used car lot, visit our dealership! We’re located at 13429 Statesville Road, which can be reached by taking Exit 23 off I-77 in Huntersville. If there’s a specific model you want to try out for a test drive, call us today at (888) 883-3797.