Rivalry has always been fierce between Britain’s home nations and Toyota is giving the English, Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish the chance for more partisan points scoring by hosting its own Nations Challenge.
Zero emissions performance is one of the long-established goals of the motor industry and it’s an ambition that’s nearing reality for Toyota, as it demonstrates this weekend with the UK debut of its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the FCHV-adv.
For the historic vehicles taking part in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, simply completing the 60-mile route might be considered achievement. A quite different test faces the fleet of hybrid Toyota models that will be to the fore in the first Brighton to London Future Car Challenge.
At first glance, there was little about the first generation Toyota Prius that suggested it could be the start of a global phenomenon, a quirkily designed saloon that proved to be the pathfinder for game-changing engine technology.
Toyota celebrates the glory years of its World Rally Championship campaigns at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed from 2 to 4 July with a roll-call of some of its most celebrated and successful WRC cars.