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TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TOMMI MAKINEN AS A MOTORSPORT ADVISOR

Tommi Mäkinen* will be appointed as a Motorsport Advisor to Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) from January 2021, with the aim of further advancing the manufacturing of ever-better cars. Behind the appointment is Tommi Mäkinen’s impressive contribution to the supercharged re-ignition of Toyota’s World Rally operations from 2017. He, and his team of professionals at Tommi Mäkinen Racing Oy, helped Toyota to develop a highly competitive rally car an…

Score: 2,803

AKIO TOYODA COMMENT FOR VICTORIES IN THE LE MANS 24 HOURS AND RALLY TURKEY

We could win the Le Mans 24 Hours 2020. We could also win Rally Turkey, the fifth round of FIA World Rally Championship on the same weekend. It was the last time for the TS050 HYBRID to compete in the 24-hour race. Sébastien, Kazuki and Brendon, thank you so much for driving the TS050 for a longer distance than any other car. Elfyn and Scott, thank you very much for driving through these harsh Turkey roads faster than anyone. It’s a shame that I…

Score: 2,516

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING TAKE LE MANS HAT-TRICK

Toyota Gazoo Racing take Le Mans Hat-Trick Toyota Gazoo Racing earned a third consecutive overall Le Mans 24 Hours win with the TS050 Hybrid after a turbulent and ultimately successful race at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley completed over 5,000km (over 3,100 miles) of a gruelling race, held for only the second time in September, and won by five laps in the No8 TS050 Hybrid, to take the lead in the d…

Score: 10,710

GR SUPER SPORT MAKES DYNAMIC PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT LE MANS

The GR Super Sport hypercar returned to its spiritual home today to drive in public for the first time, as part of its ongoing development process, shortly before the start of the 88th Le Mans 24 Hours at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Fittingly for a vehicle based on the twice Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid race car, a GR Super Sport development model, customized as a convertible and in GR camouflage livery, completed a demonstration lap, before partic…

Score: 2,588

LE MANS POLE POSITION FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

Toyota Gazoo Racing will start the 88th Le Mans 24 Hours from the front after earning a fourth consecutive pole position at the Circuit de la Sarthe as it chases a hat-trick of victories for the TS050 Hybrid in the legendary French race. Kamui Kobayashi in the No7 car he shares with Mike Conway and José María López set a fastest lap of 3mins 15.267secs to earn his third pole position at Le Mans. The nearest challenger, Rebellion No1, was 0.555sec…

Score: 2,947

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING LEADS LE MANS OPENING DAY

Toyota Gazoo Racing set the fastest lap times when track action began prior to the 88th Le Mans 24 Hours, as its challenge for a hat-trick of victories in the legendary French race began strongly.   On a busy practice day, qualifying decided the participants for Friday’s hyperpole contest, in which the leading cars fight for the top six grid positions in each class. Both TS050 Hybrids will participate against the other LMP1 contenders, and will c…

Score: 5,535

DON’T PACK THE KITCHEN SINK – TOYOTA PROVIDES TOP TIPS FOR UNIVERSITY MOVING-IN DAY

This weekend marks the start of the big return to university, when an estimated 2.38 million* UK students, 400,000 of whom are new starters this year (2,200 more than last year**) will be hitting the roads countrywide. Sales of pasta are likely to go through the roof and students will be struggling to fit unnecessary objects and items of clothing that haven’t seen daylight for years into the back of the car, and ultimately into a room barely big…

Score: 3,594

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING LAUNCHES NEW IMMERSIVE FAN EXPERIENCE FOR THE LE MANS 24 HOURS

Toyota Gazoo Racing welcomes motorsport fans around the world to experience the heart of the action at the 88th edition of Le Mans 24 Hours with the new 24H United & Responsible digital platform, which goes live today (16 September). Even though this year’s endurance classic is taking place in unusual circumstances, without the special atmosphere generated by more than 250,000 passionate endurance racing fans, Toyota Gazoo Racing has partnered wi…

Score: 2,875

PAULA COOPER WINS MOBILITY AND DIGITAL CATEGORY IN AUTOCAR’S GREAT WOMEN IN THE BRITISH CAR INDUSTRY 2020 AWARDS

Paula Cooper, Toyota (GB) ConsumerOne Director, has won the Mobility and Digital category in Autocar’s Great Women in the British Car Industry 2020 Awards. Cooper is among 11 other winners across categories which include Marketing, Sales, Design and Manufacturing, selected from Autocar’s Top 100 ‘power list’. This recognises the most influential women in the British car industry today. The winners’ achievements will be celebrated at a virtual liv…

Score: 5,535

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING AIMING FOR THIRD SUCCESSIVE VICTORY AT LE MANS

Toyota Gazoo Racing will challenge for a third consecutive victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours on 20 September, targeting a perfect final appearance at the Circuit de la Sarthe with its history-making TS050 Hybrid, in the 88th edition of the legendary race.   The 1,000hp, four-wheel-drive Toyota TS050 Hybrid came within two laps of victory on its 2016 Le Mans debut before winning the event back-to-back in 2018 and 2019. Now it takes on the challenge…

Score: 17,897

THE SMALL CAR THAT’S BIG ON SOUND: THE NEW TOYOTA AYGO JBL EDITION

Toyota has equipped its Aygo city car with a premium sound package that packs a mighty punch. The new JBL Edition focuses on audio excellence with the most powerful and sophisticated system yet featured in the model. JBL is Toyota’s partner for premium in-car audio, designing systems to achieve the best results for each specific model. Aygo may be the smallest in the line-up, but that has been no barrier creating a live gig feel with JBL’s advanc…

Score: 3,306

TOYOTA LAND CRUISER POWERS UP FOR AUTUMN WITH NEW ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT FEATURES

New 2.8-litre engine with stop and start, giving both more power and efficiency for Land Cruiser and Land Cruiser Commercial models Four-cylinder turbodiesel unit produces 201bhp and 500Nm of torque 0-62mph acceleration cut to less than 10 seconds* Multimedia upgrade with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration as standard on all models Extension of Toyota Safety Sense functions with pedestrian and (daytime) cyclist detection added to…

Score: 6,828