Toyota News and Features – 21 September 2016

21 September 2016

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 A new GT86
There’s even sharper dynamic performance from the acclaimed coupe, plus a new “track” driving mode, performance instrumentation and styling details. The new two-grade GT86 range reaches the UK’s showrooms from October. Read more here.

Harnessing hydrogen
Hydrogen fuel cells are not just for new generation vehicles such as Mirai, Toyota is now using them to help power a production site. Stationary fuel cells have been installed as part of a zero emissions energy project at the Honsha plant in Japan. Read more here.

Robotic partnership
Toyota is investing further in its robotics and automated vehicle research through a new partnership between the Toyota Research Institute and the Open Source Robotics Foundation. Read more here.

Fifty-up for Corolla
Corolla has reached its half century and is now firmly established as the world’s best-selling car. Still on sale in markets around the world, there’s no sign of its popularity waning. Read more here.

Top three in Texas
Toyota Gazoo racing made it two podium finishes in two races after thrilling battle in the latest round of the 2016 World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Read more here.

i-ROAD EV is the business
Toyota’s nimble i-ROAD three-wheeled electric vehicle is entering the next stage of its public proving programme with business users being given the chance to test it out on Tokyo’s streets. The next few months will reveal more about i-ROAD’s commercial potential.  Read more here.

Low carbon leader
Toyota has picked up the manufacturer of the year award from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. The award recognises the advances the company through the progressive development of hybrid power and the successful introduction of Mirai, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered production saloon. Read more here.

Re: cycling
It’s been another successful season for Britain’s Raleigh-GAC pro-cycling team this year. Toyota has backed the squad with a fleet of British-built Auris Touring Sports hybrids and has produced a short film celebrating the partnership. Read and see more here.

RAV4 top-rated for child seat safety
The Toyota RAV4 has achieved a perfect score for the quality of its child seat systems in the latest US study by This North America study gives another insight into Toyota’s rigorous safety R&D programme. Read more here.

Best of the blog: Mr GT86
GT86 Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada has revealed more about the work he and his team have invested in making the coupe and even more enticing prospect in an exclusive interview with the Toyota blog. Read more here.

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