Toyota News and Features – 20 August 2015

20 August 2015

The latest from the UK and overseas

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No-charge Chargemaster service for Prius Plug-in customers
Chargemaster is Toyota’s new partner for the provision of domestic charging points for Prius Plug-in. The company, the UK’s leading designer, manufacturer and operator of electric vehicle charging points, will provide new vehicle customers with free supply and installation of a home charging unit, plus access to its national POLAR car charging network. More details can be found in the updated Prius Plug-in press pack – read more here.

Land Cruiser V8 bows out
The Land Cruiser V8 is departing from Toyota’s UK model line-up, seven years after its debut as the replacement for the Land Cruiser Amazon. A new-look Land Cruiser 200 is being launched in other world markets, but there are no plans for this model to be marketed in western Europe. Read more here.

The Tacoma dynasty rolls on
Trucks – or pick-ups as we know them – are big business across the Atlantic, which makes the launch of the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma an important occasion. The North American version of our Hilux has been given a restyle and fitted with a new V6 engine.

Music fest journeys with Corolla
Toyota has helped two singer-songwriters explore two of the USA’s top music festivals through social media this summer, providing them with a Corolla to make the journey to Lollapalooza in Chicago and Outlands in San Francisco. Becky G and Raquel Sofia have mixed with the artists and got behind the scenes of the events, recording their experiences with blogs and videos.

Best of the blog: GT86 vs helicopter
Felix Baumgartner, the daredevil who jumped to earth from the edge of space, has taken the controls of a helicopter to challenge the drifting skills of a modified 1,000bhp V8-powered GT86. The duel between Baumgartner in the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter and the Toyota coupe, driven by Polish drift king Jakub Przygoński, is more than a simple chase, with pilot and driver negotiating different obstacles in the course of their battle. The results are captured in a breathtaking film – see and read more here.

Media website updates
The Prius Plug-in press pack has been updated and new images are available – read more here.

Images of the new Aygo x-cite are now available for download – see more here.

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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 – 20 August 2015


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