Toyota is one of the world’s largest automakers, but at least one of its coolest cars is the result of a partnership with another automaker.
Automotive partnerships don’t always work. One failure that comes to mind immediately is the Chrysler TC by Maserati.
I guess “failure” might be a little harsh, because the car does have its own club and plenty of fans. Those people see the car as misunderstood and elegant, while the rest of the world sees a Chrysler K-car with a spit-shine.
The TC lasted only three model years and cost close to $40,000 when new. That high price bought a Maserati body with a Chrysler engine, pretty much the worst from each partner at the time.
Toyota seems to have the partnership thing figured out, though, with at least three marriages to other major automakers. Will they fare better than the Chrysler-Maserati tie-up?