Toyota News and Features – 22 June 2016

22 June 2016

The latest from the UK and overseas

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Mirai makes sporting history
The Toyota Mirai, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell saloon, has made its UK motorsports history by taking part in a hill climb event at Gurston Down. This week Mirai will also be in action on the hill course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Read more here.

Caravan creativity for kids
Toyota returned to the Tokyo international toy fair with another Camatte concept aimed at enthusing children about cars and driving. This time they were given the chance to design their ideal caravan interior, using digital designs projected live into the Camatte Capsule trailer. Read more here.

Le Mans Misery
Toyota came with sight of victory for the first time at the Le Mans 24 Hours race, only for a mechanical issue to deprive it of glory. Read more here

MR2 club jubilee fun
The Toyota MR2 Drivers Club has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a huge gathering of the sports cars and their owners. Read more here.

Classic Corolla goes rallying
A first generation Toyota Corolla saloon is joining a field of more than 130 classic cars competing in the Coast to the Heartlland rally across the USA, helping celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary.   Read more here

Solar power for US HQ
Toyota’s new North American headquarters development in Plano, Texas, is set to maximise opportunities for harnessing renewable energy with the installation of a 7.75-megawatt solar power system. Read more here.

Profits Down Under
Toyota Australia has announced a 22 per cent increase in its profits to AUD236 million for the last financial year. Read more here.

Best of the blog: Hybrid goes racing
The hybrid system used by Toyota’s World Endurance Championship cars is the latest development in a technology story that goes back more than 10 years. The blog has the definitive story behind the Toyota Hybrid System – Racing. Read more here.

Media website updates                                  
New video footage of the new Hilux has been uploaded to the media website. Read more here.

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