NEW TOYOTA RAV4 UNVEILED AT LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Toyota is proud of the fact it created the compact SUV market with the launch of the original RAV4 back in 1994.

That pioneering three-door model – its name standing for Recreational Active Vehicle 4-wheel drive – was quite different from traditional 4x4s, being conceived as an “urban” all-wheel drive vehicle with a monocoque chassis rather than body-on-frame construction, and independent suspension. Power came from a relatively small 2.0-litre, transverse mounted petrol engine.

All New Toyota RAV4

ALL NEW TOYOTA RAV4

Toyota will unveil the all new RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, prior to the launch of the car in the UK in early 2013.

THE NEW TOYOTA VERSO

The new Verso, unveiled at the 2012 Paris motor show, showcases Toyota’s European design and engineering capabilities. It joins the new Auris and Auris Touring Sports as the third element in the company’s renewed product offensive in the compact/family car market – the C-segment.

GAZOO RACING ENTER TWO GT86 IN NÜRBURGRING 24 HOUR RACE

Toyota will enter the new GT86 sports car in the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race. The new coupes will join the Lexus LFA to form a three car team for the race held inGermanyfrom May 17 to 20. The cars will be run by the GAZOO Racing team which has been competing in the 24 Hours Nürburgring endurance race since 2007.

TOYOTA PRIMES PRIUS+ FOR SUMMER LAUNCH

Toyota continues the expansion its hybrid technology into new areas of the market with the launch this summer of Prius+, Europe’s first full hybrid seven-seat MPV. The ground-breaking new model, which combines traditional people carrier practicality with ultra-efficient performance, is also the first mainstream Toyota hybrid to use a lighter and more compact lithium-ion battery pack.