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Family Run Car Dealership Ron Brooks Toyota Celebrate 60 Years of Business

Family Run Car Dealership Ron Brooks Toyota Celebrate 60 Years of Business

lkeston-based Ron Brooks are celebrating 60 years of selling used & new cars to locals in the East Midlands by looking back at some iconic Toyota models and how they have evolved through the years.

Founded in 1962, Ron Brooks have held a Toyota franchise at their Ilkeston dealership for nearly half a century, making them one of the longest running Toyota Centres in the UK.

In recent years, the Ron Brooks group have launched a Toyota dealership in Mansfield (2003) and opened their doors to their first ever Suzuki Dealership in Mansfield (2015) butit’s the Ilkeston Toyota centre for which they have become synonymous.

And to celebrate the landmark of 60 years in business, Ron Brooks has analysed 10 of the most iconic Toyota models ever produced to see how the cars that are so familiar with us in Derby & Nottingham have changed over the years.

Asides from the striking change in style and design which you can see in our infographic below, one key finding we noticed is just how much bigger the cars we’re driving are!

What We Found Out

  • ● All 10 models have got both wider and heavier!
  • ● 9/10 have got longer (only the Supra shrunk)
  • ● 7/10 got taller (the Prius, Land Cruiser and Crown all got smaller)
  • ● The Land Cruiser has increased the most in length, 22% longer than it’s 1951
  • counterpart!
  • ● The Tacoma has grown the most in height, 14% taller than the ‘95 version
  • ● The Corolla has got both wider and heavier than any other model!

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