The initial Celica was the very first real attempt with a Japanese manufacturer to attain pony car market.
Now, several generations on, there’s still a sharp-handling Celica on the market but somewhere on the way it appeared to have lost its looks.
The present model’s angular styling is one thing an on acquired style of a world of softly curved coupes.
The driving dynamics are great, though; particularly in the powerful 189PS flagship, that is both quick and fast.
Just don’t expect rear-seat passengers to thanks for the ride; the back is distinctly cramped, with terrible head room.