TOYOTA READIES PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID FOR 2012 LAUNCH

The new Prius Plug-in will cost less than £31,000 when sales start in the first half of 2012. This headline figure does not take into account Government funding through the Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle grant scheme that could reduce the price to customer by up to £5,000: the Toyota has qualified for grant support by meeting the criteria for plug-in vehicles.

TC CLEANS UP WITH PRIUS

The UK’s largest independently owned cleaning contractor has achieved significant cost-savings as a result of providing its busy area managers with full hybrid cars.

TOYOTA HILUX WINS BEST PICK-UP AWARD

Toyota Hilux has won the Award for Best Pick-Up in the 2011 Van Fleet World Honours. The trophy was presented at a special ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall today.

TOYOTA PRIUS JOINS LEADING UK AIRPORT TAXI FLEET

Leading airport taxi service Checker Cars has taken delivery of the first of an order for 80 Toyota Prius cars. The five full hybrid hatchbacks arrived at the company’s Stansted, Essex office in early March to take their place in an existing fleet of 80 MPVs, and will be followed by 10 more at Stansted over the next two months.