Toyota News and Features – 14 August 2015

14 August 2015

The latest from the UK and overseas

Click the “read more” links to access the full stories and pictures.

Driver Power distinction for Toyota dealers
Toyota dealers have earned a seal of approval from the public with a second-place ranking in Auto Express’s Driver Power 2015 best car dealer survey. And there is no shame in coming second on this occasion, as the results of the country’s largest study of motorists’ opinions put Toyota’s  premium sister brand, Lexus, in first place .

Auto Express says Toyota’s performance is “remarkable, shaming every premium brand bar its own”. It reports customers feel well-informed, showrooms are clean, work standards are exceptional and staff are happy to “go the extra mile”.

Mirai has landed
The first Mirai have been unloaded in the UK, part of the initial shipment of Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell saloons to Europe. The new car pioneers Toyota’s advanced fuel cell technology with the promise of zero harmful tailpipe emissions. Read more here.

Toyota archives online
A wealth of archive information has been added to Toyota’s UK media website, with press packs, images and potted histories for models and powertrains from the pre-digital era. The information, dating from 1985, is organised for easy navigation and download, in the same format as the resources for the current model range. Read more here.

The money-saving virtues of Toyota hybrids
An independent survey has confirmed how Toyota’s hybrid technology can deliver valuable day-to-day savings in running costs. The study by Tec-RMI for a German fleet management magazine reveals how up to €1,000 a year can be saved in maintenance, compared to an equivalent, conventionally powered car.

Restored RAV4 – images now available
The official Toyota UK blog has been giving a blow-by-blow account of the restoration of the first generation RAV4 from our heritage fleet. The quality of the work done has been captured in a series of new photographs, available in the new archive section of our media website. The images are available for download here; the full restoration story can be read on the blog, starting here.

Best of the blog: Male Cancer Awareness Campaign
Toyota is supporting the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign, providing the health charity with a Land Cruiser V8 support vehicle. The liveried SUV is currently tracking a team of five cyclists – clad in double-take “naked” lycra bodysuits – on a fund-raising marathon ride across England, Wales and Ireland. Read more here.

Media website updates
The Hilux press information has been updated with details of the Invincible X grade.

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

Download this release as a PDF below

Toyota News and Features – 14 August 2015


Images are copyright free for editorial purposes only

Media enquiries

Please click here to see the press contacts at Toyota (GB):

Show Press Contacts

For further information, please contact:

David Rogers

07825 280608 or by email at

General, alternative fuels and mobility media enquiries

David Crouch

07909 900 085 or by email at

General, fleet and motorsport media enquiries

Please understand that our press team only deal with enquiries from media representatives.

Toyota and Lexus Press Releases

To receive all Toyota and Lexus press information, please select the box below.

To update your profile type in your email address and press return. MailChimp will then send you an email confirming your details and you will then have the opportunity of amending your details.

* indicates required
All Toyota/Lexus News