Toyota is to build all its new generation C-segment family sized hatchback models at its UK Burnaston car plant in Derbyshire. Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the news of Toyota’s further investment in British manufacturing and jobs.
Toyota has won the 2011 Green Manufacturing Award in recognition of the outstanding achievements of its European operations. The honour has been presented to Toyota Motor Europe, the company which controls Toyota’s vehicle plants at Burnaston and Deeside in the UK, by the World Trade Group.
Toyota has retained its position as the world’s top-rated automotive brand in the latest global brand value report from Interbrand. Improving its performance by six percentage points on 2010, it commands 11th place overall in the annual study.
Cars that can fly, limousines with built-in hot tubs and vehicles powered by pure water: when it comes to letting the imagination run free you can rely on youngsters to come up with some wonderful concepts.
Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation, the world’s two leading manufacturers of hybrid vehicles, have announced they are to collaborate as equal partners on the development of an advanced new hybrid system for pick-ups (light trucks) and SUVs.
Steve Settle joined Toyota (GB) PLC in 1979 and gained wide experience in many areas of the business, including aftersales, marketing, dealer development and the centre network before moving to Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels in 1998.