Toyota News and Features – 13 January 2016

13 January 2016

The latest from the UK and overseas

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New RAV4 Hybrid
The new RAV4 Hybrid press kit and images are now available to view and download at the Toyota UK media website. Video footage will be uploaded later this week. Assets available here.

Toyota sales increase
Every area of the Toyota group saw new vehicle sales in the UK increase last year – Toyota and Lexus cars and Toyota Light Commercials. Notably, one in every four new Toyotas sold here in 2015 was a hybrid. Read more here.

Mirai takes on research vehicle role
Mirai, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell saloon, is appearing in a new guise at the Detroit motor show this week. Kymeta, a world leader in flat-panel antenna development, is using Mirai as a research vehicle for new satellite communications technology. Read more here.

Changing faces
Toyota GB has appointed Andrew Cullis as its new Marketing Director, and Richard Balshaw has taken up the post of Director of Customer Services following the retirement of Steve Settle. Read more about Andrew here and Richard here.

Toyota future tech on show
Toyota had plenty to talk about at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, presenting new mapping technology to support automated driving, and partnership projects with specialists to develop a new telematics platform and connected car systems. Read more here and here.

American production milestone
Toyota has built more than two million vehicles in North America for the first time. Production reached 2,035,028 units in 2015 at 14 plants in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Read more here.

Best of the blog: Toyota reliability
Auto Express has named Toyota cars as Britain’s most reliable, as reported on our official blog. Read more here.

Media website updates                                  
RAV4 Hybrid information and images are now available, here.

Images and video resources
Visit the Images section of our media website,, for a comprehensive collection of current model shots, concepts and news pictures for easy download for editorial use. For film footage, click on the Videos tab to access the library and to view and download material.

Toyota social media channels
You can find much more Toyota content at: –
Official UK media website
Official Toyota UK blog
Official Toyota UK Facebook page
Official Toyota GB Twitter @toyotagb
Official Toyota UK YouTube channel

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Toyota News and Features – 13 January 2016


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