New York, Feb. 26, 2013 – Toyota today announced that it will begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza vehicles to Russia and Ukraine in 2013.
Filed under: Japan , Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Hatchback , Toyota This one will take some puzzling. Toyota has released an ad for the company’s brand-new 2013 Auris hatchback, complete with a topless model. It’s not what you think, however. The agency behind the spot contracted Stav Strashko, a 19-year-old male model born in the Ukraine and raised in Israel for the role. Strashko has a distinctly androgynous appearance and has modeled women’s clothing in the past. He says he gets mistaken for a female fairly often, but believes “the mind sees what it wants.” This may very well be the point of the Auris ad. After Strashko struts for the camera, the text on the screen reads, “Not trendy, not casual, not for everyone.” If shock value was the intent, it seems to be working – the new five-door’s ad has soaked up more than 650,000 views on YouTube since Sunday. Something tells us we should brand this one with a potentially Not Safe For Work tag. Check out the clip below. Continue reading Toyota shocks ad world with topless androgynous model Toyota shocks ad world with topless androgynous model originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:58:00 EST.
Filed under: Sedan , Europe , Toyota , Russia Toyota Ukraine has released the skinny on what some other parts of the world can expect to see from the 2012 Toyota Camry . It’s impossible for us to say who, besides Russia, will be getting this Camry variant, but we do clearly spot a front fascia that’s a good bit different than what’s available here in the land of the free. The lower air intake boasts a slimmer profile for less of an open-jaw look. Likewise, the rear valance has gone under the knife with additional detailing that abandons the rounded profile of the American car. The final package may be a bit more refined in style, though mechanically the two sedans remain more or less identical. Buyers in the old country can lay their hands on the same engine options as their American counterparts. Those include a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder good for 18 horsepower and a 3.5-liter V6 with a snappy 268 horsepower. Toyota calls the vehicle a “business sedan,” and according to our Google translator, prices start at $33,050. Toyota Ukraine reveals new Camry for other parts of the world originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .