Toyota News and Features 5 April 2019

5 April 2019


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Toyota shares its hybrid tech know-how

Toyota is giving other vehicle manufacturers the chance to access its patented technologies for hybrid electric powertrains with no licensing charges. Its move is designed to help accelerate the development of more electrified vehicles and combat carbon emissions. Read more here.

Camry’s coming

Camry’s returning to the UK market this spring in an all-new hybrid version. Prices and outline equipment specifications for the mid-size saloon have been released and Toyota retailers are taking customer orders now. The first cars will reach the road at the beginning of July. Read more here.

Birmingham debut for new Toyota van

The all-new Proace City compact van will make its world debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham on 30 April. The new model will take Toyota into the largest segment in the LCV market. Read more here.

Jonnie Peacock launches Parasport powered by Toyota

Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock has launched Parasport powered by Toyota, a new online hub to help disabled people discover and access physical activities that best suit them and which they can enjoy. The project is supported by Toyota (GB) and ParalympicsGB. Read more here.

Toyota provides robots for Tokyo 2020

Toyota will provide robots to help spectators enjoy the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, guiding people to their seats, providing information and delivering refreshments to wheelchair users. It’s part of initiative to make the Games the most innovative yet.  Read more here.

Toyota Gazoo Racing enters the world of e-motorsports

Toyota Gazoo Racing has launched a new competition series for PlayStation 4, the GR Supra GT Cup. It’s the first global one-make series for Gran Turismo Sport and marks Toyota Gazoo Racing’s adoption of e-motorsport alongside its race and rallying activities. Read more here.

Fuel cells for space exploration

Toyota is working with Japan’s JAXA aerospace exploration agency to look at how its fuel cell technology might be used for explorer vehicles on the moon and Mars. Outline ideas have been produced for a space rover that could have a driving range of more than 10,000km. Read more here.

Prius adds all-wheel drive

Prius has long been Toyota’s ambassador for new technologies and its reputation continues with the new 2019 model that offers the option of an intelligent all-wheel drive system for the first time. AWD-i has been specifically designed for Prius, automatically providing extra grip in slippery conditions and when pulling away from stationary. Read more here.

Corolla to add GR Sport and Trek models

Toyota revealed two forthcoming additions to its new Corolla range at the Geneva Motor Show. The Corolla GR Sport adopts design cues inspired by Toyota Gazoo Racing, while the Corolla Trek is a more rugged interpretation of the Touring Sports wagon. Corolla Trek has also prompted a new collaboration between Toyota and Trek Bicycle. Read more here.

Best of the blog: Alonso drives the Dakar-winning Hilux

Fernando Alonso swapped his seat in Toyota Gazoo Racing’s TS050 Hybrid World Endurance Championship car for a two-day test of the mighty Hilux that won this year’s Dakar rally. The Toyota Blog has the story of how he got on mastering the V8 monster in the wilds of the Kalahari Desert.  Read more here.

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