Toyota News and Features

23 July 2021

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Gazoo Racing wheelchair

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s technical excellence has delivered a string of world championship titles in world rally and sportscar competition and produced a series of exciting new road cars in the form of GR Supra, GR Yaris and the upcoming GR 86. Now the team have applied their motorsports knowhow to a different field of competition, designing a new, adaptable racing wheelchair using high-tech materials and advanced ergonomics. Read more here.

Something worth waiting for

Such has been the demand for the Toyota GR Yaris, the sales allocation for the UK for this year and next has already been snapped up. To be sure of securing the most successful hot hatch of the year, customers can now sign up to a waiting list for the next release of vehicles. Read more here.

Proace Electric perfect

The new Proace Electric van has been quick to make an impact, collecting a van of the year award and being selected for a groundbreaking zero emission initiative for city-based businesses in Nottingham. Read more here and here.

Funding for startups

Toyota and the ISDI Digital Business School have launched the second edition of the Toyota Startup Accelerator funding programme, calling for innovative young businesses to put forward their ideas around inclusive mobility and sustainability, Successful applicants will be supported in development of proofs of concept and given funding and collaboration opportunities to help realise their ambitions. Read more here.

GR 86 breaks cover

The Goodwood Festival of Speed brought the world-first public on-road appearance of the upcoming Toyota GR 86. The coupe joined its stablemates, GR Yaris and GR Supra in a “Power of Three” celebration of Toyota’s new generation of motorsports-inspired road cars. Read more here.

Clean bus business

Toyota branding is to feature on a new breed of zero-emission hydrogen fuelled and electric buses produced by its manufacturing partner CaetanoBus. The Portuguese company uses Toyota fuel cell stacks, hydrogen tanks and other key components in its new model range. Read more here.

Adventure camping advice

Adventurer and Toyota Highlander driver Steve Backshall has shared his expert advice on how to prepare for a great camping holiday with the family, covering everything from cooking to the merits of a go-faster buggy. Read more here.

Record-breaking Rovanperä

Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team’s Kalle Rovanperä has set a new record with his maiden victory for the team on Rally Estonia. The 20-year-old Finn became the youngest winner to date in the World Rally Championship, taking the record from his “boss,” team principal Jari-Matti Latvala. Read more here.

Get Up and Get Active

While the world’s elite sports stars aim for Olympic and Paralympic glory, Toyota is encouraging everyone in Britain to get active with I am Team GB 2021. Events will take place around the country on the weekend of 14-15 August. Read more here.

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