Toyota News and Features

3 March 2023

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New Corolla debuts fifth-gen Toyota hybrid technology

Toyota has launched a new Corolla range – its first models in the UK to benefit from the fifth generation of its world-leading hybrid electric technology. The new Hatchback and Touring Sports models offer more power and improved driveability with no sacrifice where efficiency is concerned. Other benefits include Toyota’s latest multimedia and safety technologies.

At the same time, there’s also a new Corolla Commercial hybrid electric van, fitted with latest 1.8-litre hybrid powertrain.

As previously, all these Corolla versions are built in Britain by Toyota Manufacturing UK.

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Hydrogen haulage power

Toyota is helping develop the potential of hydrogen as a carbon-free fuel for haulage, agreeing to supply its fuel cell modules to a new European start-up manufacturer. Hyliko is set to use the systems in its new range of heavy-duty trucks. Read more here.

Easier access tips

Anyone with mobility issues can find getting in and out of a car a real challenge. Toyota has teamed up with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to provide some helpful tips on how to make things easier. Read more here.

Golden promise

To make the new Aygo X and even cooler proposition, The Air Edition of Toyota’s city car is newly available in a bold Brass Gold colour-way, both for the exterior and the interior trim highlights. As standard, the Air Edition model comes with a power-retracting canvas roof ready for springtime action. Read more here.

Changes at the top

Akio Toyoda is stepping down as President and Chief Executive of Toyota Motor Corporation after 13 years at the helm. On 1 April 2023 he will move to the role of TMC Chairman, succeeding Takeshi Uchiyamada. The new TMC President will be Koji Sato, currently Chief Branding Officer and President of both Lexus International and Gazoo Racing. Read more here.

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