Toyota News and Features – 19 May 2016

19 May 2016

The latest from the UK and overseas

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2016-vintage Toyotas
New, 2016 versions of the Toyota Avensis, Auris and Prius+ are on sale now, with upgrades including improved Toyota Touch 2 multimedia and satellite navigation packages. Read more about Avensis and Auris here and Prius+ here.

Hatched plan for GT86
Australian designers have come up with a new take on the Toyota GT86, producing a hatchback concept of the coupe. Read more here

Growing gas supply
A new hydrogen filling station has opened in the UK, backed by the European HyFive consortium that’s helping establish an infrastructure to support a new generation of fuel cell vehicles, including the Toyota Mirai saloon. Read more here

Conservation concern
Toyota has formed a new partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, providing grant support to help the organisation’s vital work recording global species and their risk of extinction. Read more here

City mobility scheme
The Toyota Mobility Foundation has signed up for a new urban mobility project in Montreal, as a Global Strategic Member of the New Cities Foundation.

Sales and income
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced its global results for the fiscal year ending 31 March, showing increased net revenues and income. Read more here.

Brazilian expansion
Toyota has opened its first engine factory in Brazil. The Porto Feliz plant will build petrol and flex-fuel (petrol/ethanol) units for the new Etios model.  Read more here.

A million miles of Tundra
Victor Sheppard is the very proud owner of a Toyota Tundra pick-up that has clocked up one million miles in nine years. Read more here.

Best of the blog: Dictionary Corner
The blog explains some of the popular words and phrases that feature in petrolhead chat in a brief Toyota Urban Dictionary. Read more here.

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