Toyota News And Features – 9 July 2015

9 July 2015

The latest from the UK and overseas

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Mirai motors on, and on…
Mirai, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell saloon, has set a new benchmark for production electric vehicles by clocking up more than 300 miles on a single tank. The official test was undertaken by the USA’s Environmental Protection Agency, the body that sets the standard for industry fuel economy data. Read more here.

Akio Toyoda welcomes new rally chief Mãkinen
Toyota President Akio Toyoda has warmly welcomed Tommi Mãkinen as the team principal who will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s World Rally Championship campaign. You can read his words at length here and a briefer report here.

Pixis Mega stands tall (and small)
Toyota has launched a new mini-vehicle in Japan, Pixis Mega. The tall (1,8535mm) four-seater is powered by a 660cc engine and is available with front and all-wheel drive. Read more here.

Toyota helps fund spinal injury centre
Toyota has given “last-mile funding” to support Stay in Step, a spinal injury recovery centre founded by an injured serviceman with his wife and family. Read more here.

Toyota’s “Dirty Little Book”
That’s dirty as in the kind of mud-splattered, sand-blasted dirty that is all part of the fun and excitement of rallying. Toyota’s South African motorsport organisation and lead sponsor Castrol have produced the book as a how-to guide for anyone interested in special stage rallying and cross-country racing.

Best of the Blog: #fail
Toyota has produced its own fail clips compilation, not just for fun but to help promote the benefits of the ground-breaking Toyota Safety Sense systems. Watch and read more here.

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Toyota social media channels
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Picture caption image 4:  Romy Camargo and Lt. Gen. Martin Steele (Ret.)  welcomes Toyota Motor North America Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Simon Nagata (right) and his wife to the Stay In Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center in Tampa, Florida.

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