TOYOTA NEWS AND FEATURES – 14 MAY 2015
The latest from the UK and overseas
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Toyota increases profits
Toyota’s results for the past financial year (2014 – 2015) reveal increases in revenue and net income, although vehicle sales were lower than in previous 12 months. Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation President, introduced the results, explaining how cost reductions and favourable international exchange rates had contributed to the rise. Read more here.
Hybrid battery packs re-used in national park’s solar energy scheme
One of America’s most famous national parks is making use of redundant Toyota hybrid batteries in a new sustainable energy project. The scheme in Yelllowstone National Park harvests solar energy which is then stored in re-used Camry battery packs for supply to the park’s ranger and education centres. Read more here.
Verso range expanded
Toyota has expanded its Verso compact MPV range with the addition of a new Trend Plus model, complete with rear-seat DVD entertainment system. More versions come as standard with the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen multimedia and navigation system and all engines now meet Euro 6 emissions standards. Read more here.
GT86 range revision
Toyota’s award-winning GT86 sports coupe has benefited from some gentle changes and a lower entry-level price tag for the Primo model. Read more here.
From our blog – Toyota classics and rarities
A world-class gathering of Toyota rarities took place recently for the Toyota Owners and Restorers Club 20th annual Toyotafest. The occasion brought together cherished cars from across seven decades, as our blog feature reports. Read more here.
Point Four goes five-up for hybrid fleet
Point Four is the latest business to join the hybrid fleet movement. The electronic point-of-sale specialist has specified Auris Hybrid hatchbacks fit its sales team. 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