If there’s such a thing as too many SUVs, Toyota will be the manufacturer that finds out first. Looking at their lineup of RAV4, 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia and Land Cruiser, someone over there figured that there was room to squeeze in yet one more – and it’s the new 2003 Matrix that is crammed into that slot.
A full half dozen SUVs – will Toyota never stop?
Fun with fusion
The Matrix arrives in Toyota showrooms this February beside a new 2003 Corolla sedan with which it shares most of its mechanical components and a production line in Cambridge, Ont. Surprisingly, the Matrix will not be sold in Japan, though a right-hand drive version of its near twin, the California-built Pontiac Vibe, will be exported there as the Toyota Voltz. Like so many of Toyota’s current North America products, the Matrix is built in America and designed specifically for America tastes.