Toyota continues the expansion its hybrid technology into new areas of the market with the launch this summer of Prius+, Europe’s first full hybrid seven-seat MPV. The ground-breaking new model, which combines traditional people carrier practicality with ultra-efficient performance, is also the first mainstream Toyota hybrid to use a lighter and more compact lithium-ion battery pack.
Toyota’s success in designing and building cleaner, more efficient cars has earned it the title of “Green Manufacturer of the Year” in the Fleet News Awards. The accolade reflects not only the impact of its industry-leading hybrid model range, but also its manufacturing strategy,which targets the reduction of energy and natural resources usage, waste and emissions.
The 2012 Toyota Avensis is continuing to meet the needs of one of Toyota’s largest and long standing fleet customers. Ashfield In2Focus is the UK’s leading provider of contract services to the pharmaceutical industry, and for being such a longstanding customer – the Managing Director and Business Service Director were given an exclusive tour of the UK Burnaston plant to drive the car and see the build process first hand.