Toyota News and Features – 19 October 2015

19 October 2015

The latest from the UK and overseas

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Toyota sets out ambitious environmental targets
Toyota Motor Corporation aims to reduce average new vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 per cent and to eliminate carbon emissions from its plants by 2050 and is targeting more than 30,000 fuel cell vehicle sales by 2020. These goals and more are contained in the Sixth Toyota Environmental Action Plan, published this week. Read more here.

Fraught Fuji for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Toyota Gazoo Racing endured tough conditions in the latest round of the World Endurance Championship at Fuji, Toyota’s “home” circuit. In spite of bad weather, a collision and a drive-through penalty, the TS040 Hybrids clinched fifth and sixth places. Read more here.

Latest Prius tech revealed
The new Toyota Prius is about to take a bow at the Tokyo motor Show, with more details revealed about some of the technical and engineering changes introduced in the new model. Read more here.

Mirai heading for London
London Mayor Boris Johnson visited Toyota in Japan this week and announced Transport for London will be running four of the new hydrogen fuel cell saloons. Read more here.

Toyota goes back to the future with Mirai
Toyota in the USA is revisiting the classic movie Back to the Future in a new campaign to support the start of sales of Mirai. Thirty years ago, the company played a role in the film (remember Statler Toyota?)  and the relationship is being revived to help mark the arrival of “futuristic” hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road.  Read more here.

Wildife trust gets a helping hand from Toyota
Toyota has made a donation to Surrey Wildlife Trust, money that will help refurbish and modernise learning facilities for young people at a nature reserve, and help improve access. Read more here.

Best of the blog: a journey through history
A 1960s-vintage Toyota Corona is the oldest vehicle in our heritage fleet, but it’s a comparative youngster compared to the 1930s AA model that was the first Toyota car to be built. The blog sent the Corona on a European journey to meet its ancestor, which is one of many exceptional exhibits at the Louwman Museum in the Netherlands. Read more here.
Don’t take our word about just how tough a vehicle the Toyota Land Cruiser is, listen to Toby Kilner talk about how it measures up as a rally support vehicle in some of the world’s most inhospitable locations. Read and see more here.

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Toyota social media channels
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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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