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Toyota Canada is abandoning plans to name one of its most popular models of sports cars in this country, the "Celica Tsunami."

The automaker confirmed to CTV affiliate, CFTO in Toronto, that it was immediately changing the name of the car -- and pulling all advertising and marketing containing the tsunami name.

The move comes as the world continues to learn the staggering scope of the Dec. 26 natural disaster in south Asia, and as the death toll continues to climb. It was updated on Friday to 147,000.

Five Canadians have been officially declared killed in the tsunami: four in Thailand and one in Sri Lanka. Another 146 are missing.

Exactly one year ago, on Jan. 7, 2004, Toyota announced the name of for the car, calling it "the new wave of bold style."

Its press release at the time noted that "tsunami is the Japanese word for tidal wave."

The "Special Edition Celica Tsunami" was to have been a high-performance car, and was to have been available in both red and a colour that was described as "thunder cloud."

The car will now be called the Celica Sports Package.

Meanwhile, world aid continues to pour into south Asia, and Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team is on the way.

Canada has earmarked $80 million for immediate relief and recovery efforts, promising as part of that commitment to match, dollar-for-dollar, private donations from Canadians.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1105138992523_100548192?hub=Canada
 

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HondaFreak4Eva said:
smart move..

what about the jeep hurricane??!?! they don't care i guess :confused
nah, call it the tidal wave. lol

i dont think anyone would mind if they did call it the tsunami. if anything the name bring more notariety.
 

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divinewisdom said:
nah, call it the tidal wave. lol

i dont think anyone would mind if they did call it the tsunami. if anything the name bring more notariety.
yeah but at the same time. .whats the point of naming a car a natural disaster :confused
 

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HondaFreak4Eva said:
yeah but at the same time. .whats the point of naming a car a natural disaster :confused
itll destroy all its competition and anything else thatll get in its way?
its to show strength to all its rival.
 

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culmination said:
svt lightening?

btw.. didn't Geo have a car named "storm??"

.. what happened to Geo anyways?
GM did away with the GEO brand and started calling all the models Chevrolet. Chevy Tracker, etc...
 

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spray004 said:
GM did away with the GEO brand and started calling all the models Chevrolet. Chevy Tracker, etc...

those geo metros were awesome! sure you can beat them in a 1/4mile race but it would at least have enough gas to go to china~
 

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GM had the Cyclone and Typhoon.
 

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digitalbanzai said:
So what exactly is it, a Celica Action Package basically? Or is it a Canadian tC?
just a package, we don't have the tC...or any of the scion models.
 

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culmination said:
svt lightening?

btw.. didn't Geo have a car named "storm??"

.. what happened to Geo anyways?
haahah i guess it died because too many ppl just hate the name storm kill their family member down south..
 
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