Toyota News And Features – 2 July 2015

2 July 2015

The latest from the UK and overseas

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Advanced new diesel engine for revised Land Cruiser
Changes are afoot for the mighty Land Cruiser SUV. A revised range will feature a new 2.8-litre engine that benefits from Toyota’s latest advances in turbodiesel engine technologies. The result is exceptional thermal efficiency, more usable torque and near-zero NOx emissions. You can read the product story here and find out more about the technical details here.

GT86 tops out with new Blanco
There is a new model at the top of the GT86 range. Blanco is a new special edition version of the dream-handling coupe, sporting a neat array of red and grey sports decals, 18-inch alloys and full leather seat upholstery. Read more here.

The most American car in America?
That’s the Toyota Camry, according to the latest research by in the USA. The runner-up in its annual survey is also a Toyota, the Sienna MPV.

How to make a crash test dummy flinch
Toyota has achieved a breakthrough in its virtual human safety modelling by being able to replicate the way drivers and passengers adjust their position when they think an impact is about to happen. Factoring in the effect of someone bracing before a collision is helping in the design of new and better safety systems. Read more here.

New Auris – all you need to know
Press pack, images and video footage for the new Auris range are now live and available for download from the Toyota UK media site. Read more here.

The original Japanese supercar
That’s the 2000GT, one of the classic stars of Toyota’s vehicle line-up at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Rare and beautiful, it continues to influence the sports cars Toyota builds today. Read more here.

Bonzer business
Toyota Australia has reported a big improvement in financial performance, with a previous AS$437 million annual loss turned into an AS$194 million profit for the year ended 31 March.

Best of the Blog: Schwarzenegger drives Mirai
Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had the privilege of giving the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai its first motorsport outing, driving it as the pace car for a recent NASCAR race. Read more here.

Toyota No1 in social media
That’s according to Auto Express, which presented its first Social Media Award to Toyota this week. Don’t forget to use the links below to keep up with latest from our official social media channels. Read more here.

Images and video resources
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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 – 2 July 2015


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