TOYOTA NEWS AND FEATURES – 7 MAY 2015

The latest from the UK and overseas

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Toyota Mirai – Fuelled by Bullsh*t?
Toyota has recruited award-winning film maker Morgan Spurlock to look at how hydrogen fuel – the power source for the Mirai fuel cell saloon – might change the world. His first feature explains how the gas can even be made from animal waste – real bullsh*t, as the title declares. Read more here.

Taking Toyota for Granted?
A new Toyota TV ad campaign is breaking, on the theme of the trust we have in our cars to do the job, whatever the road, whatever the weather. See more here.

Recognition and rewards for Toyota Manufacturing UK
Business in the Community has presented Toyota Manufacturing UK with a Responsible Business Award and reaffirmed its status as a sustainable manufacturer. The organisation recognises TMUK’s commitment to employee welfare and to maintaining the highest environmental standards at its car plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire and its North Wales engine factory at Deeside. Read more here.

Toyota Red Nose Day wrap-up
Two unique Toyota models from Toyota’s press fleet have found new homes after being auctioned to raise funds for Comic Relief. The special Supra and Picnic were put up for sale as part of Toyota’s nationwide activities as an official partner to Red Nose Day, an initiative which brought in more than three quarters of a million pounds. Read more here.

Fleet business growth with hybrids
Toyota’s fleet business is accelerating with more businesses reaping the cost, reliability and environmental benefits of switching to hybrid power. That is true for customers who have been advocates of Toyota for many years, such as Ideal Cleaning Services whose order tally has now passed the 100 mark. Read more here. More information on Toyota’s first quarter sales growth in the UK is available here.

RAV4 goes rallying
RAV4 is about to hit the special stages with Ryan Millen taking the wheel of a fully prepped machine in the 2015 Rally America series. Read more here.

From our blog – a 1970s Toyota reborn
There are few examples of the 1970s Toyota Cressida left on Europe’s roads, but one enthusiast has taken this four-door saloon and transformed it into a custom drifting special. His work has been captured in a popular Scandinavian Flickfest film feature on YouTube. Read more here.

Toyota annual results
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced its production, domestic sales and export results for the past financial year and for the first quarter of 2015. Read more here.

Images and video resources
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Toyota social media channels
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Official Toyota UK Facebook page
Official Toyota GB Twitter @toyotagb
Official Toyota UK YouTube channel