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Charging ahead
Toyota research into battery technology could be a breakthrough into smaller, longer lasting batteries for cars – and for smartphones. Read more here.

Toyotas by the million
Toyota has celebrated its European production passing 10 million vehicles – enough to circle the world. Read more here.

China’s hybrid connection
Toyota has been building hybrids and carrying out technology R&D in China for 10 years and has just announced that two new plug-in hybrid models will be introduced to the market there in 2018. Read more here.

Pricing and peace of mind
Prices have been released for the new Hilux and Proace Van, both of which will benefit from a new five-year/100,000-mile warranty. Read more here and here.

So x-cited
A stinging new Aygo is about to hit the streets, an x-cite special edition model that sports very waspish Yellow Fizz paintwork with contrasting black roof, pillars and front and rear trim elements.  Read more here.

Crash bang Prius
The new Prius has passed Euro NCAP’s crash test programme with flying colours, becoming the third successive generation of the model to be awarded a top five-star safety rating. Read more here.

Mobility for all
Toyota will have a big presence at the Motability Scheme’s Big Event in Manchester next week, with a special focus on hybrid models available through the national scheme. Read more here.

Mirai maintenance
One of the first Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars in the UK has already clocked up the necessary miles for its first scheduled service. Find out what happened next here.

Best of the blog: Japfest
The blog recently made the trip to JapFest at Silverstone, taking a posse of retro-liveried GT86 coupes to join the huge collection of classic, customised and quality Japanese machinery on display. Read more here.

Media website updates                                  
Pre-launch press kits for the new Hilux and Proace Van have been added to the Future Toyota Vehicles section here and here.

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