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New Mirai prices pegged
The all-new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel car has been launched with prices reduced by almost a quarter compared to its predecessor. Read more here. Full details of the new zero-emission models, images and video footage are now available on the Toyota UK media website here.
Toyota to go Beyond Zero with bZ4X
Toyota revealed its bZ4X concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, previewing a new family of battery electric vehicles that will support its mission to go “beyond zero” to achieve wider benefits for individuals, society and the environment from carbon neutrality. Read more here.
Yaris Cross prepares for UK arrival
UK Prices and equipment specifications have been announced for Yaris Cross, Toyota’s new hybrid small SUV which will be launched this summer. Read more here.
Hypercar makes winning debut
Toyota’s new Hypercar made an impressive race debut, winning the 6 Hours of Spa, the first round of the World Endurance Championship. Read more here.
Fleet sales race ahead
The constraints of the national lockdown notwithstanding, Toyota’s fleet business enjoyed record-breaking performance in the first three months of 2021. Read more here.
Hydrogen on the racetrack
Toyota is testing a new hydrogen combustion engine by fitting it in a race car that will compete in one of Japan’s toughest events. The new engine is being used in Corolla Sport in the 2021 national endurance racing series, which include a 24-hour challenge at the Fuji circuit. Read more here.
Co-operation on connected services
Toyota has reached an agreement with fellow manufacturers Suzuki, Subaru, Daihatsu and Mazda to work together on the technical specifications of next generation vehicle communications devices and promote common use of communications systems using connected services. Through this co-operation they aum to provide safer and more convenient connected services to customers. Read more here.
Targeting carbon-neutral logistics
Toyota and Aeon Global SCM (supply chain management) are continuing to consider collaboration on new initiatives in logistics to tackle issues of how to achieve carbon neutrality and increase in supply chain efficiency. Read more here.
First major deal for Toyota’s Woven Planet
Toyota subsidiary Woven Planet investment business has made its first major deal, agreeing to acquire Level 5, the self-driving division of Lyft, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies. This will bring together world-class scientists and software engineers from level 5 and Woven Planet, and researchers from Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in a “dream team” of talent, technology and an international footprint. Read more here.
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