Toyota News and Features – 9 September 2016

9 September 2016

The latest from the UK and overseas

Click the “read more” links to access the full stories and pictures.

Get the latest Toyota media news first – sign up for our email service here

Proace Van and Proace Verso press information
Press information, images and video footage of the new Proace Van and Proace Verso are now available to view and download on Toyota’s UK media website here and here.

Toyota C-HR grades and headline pricing
As the arrival of the new Toyota C-HR crossover approaches, highlights of the UK model grades and pricing have been revealed. The range will include 1.8-litre petrol hybrid and 1.2-litre petrol turbo powertrains, the latter with the option of all-wheel drive. Read more here.

Prius passes clean power test
Prius has proved its zero emissions potential with an impressive performance in a real-world study that monitored its performance on a typical city commuting journey. Detailed research by the University of Rome found the Toyota hybrid ran emissions-free for almost three quarters of its journey time on a 23-mile route through the Italian capital. Read more here.

Hilux Evo ready for Dakar 2017
Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa have taken the wraps off their revolutionary contender for next year’s Dakar Rally, the Hilux Evo. With a mid-mounted V8 engine and two-wheel drive, it’s a lightweight racer designed specifically to meet the event’s special challenges and high-altitude route across South America. Read more here.

Pick of the Pixis
Toyota has launched three versions of its new Pixis Joy city car in Japan – the C (crossover) F (fashion) and S (sports) – available in a range of bright colours for both the bodywork and the cabin. All are powered by a 660cc turbo petrol engine. Read more here.

Auris hits the rally stages
The Toyota Auris – or Corolla iM as it’s known locally – has been prepped for rally competition in the USA by engineers from Toyota’s North American R&D headquarters. Recently the near road-spec’ car claimed its first podium finish. Read more here.

RAV4: Made in Europe
RAV4 production has started in Europe with the first vehicles coming off the line at Toyota’s factory in St Petersburg, Russia. Built alongside the Camry saloon, the vehicles will be sold in the Russian, Kazakh and Belarusian markets. Read more here.

Best of the blog: Mirai street art
A city street, some water-reactive paint and the Toyota Mirai: see how the special qualities of the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell production saloon are captured by an artist in a new short film commissioned by Toyota. See and read more here.

Media website updates                                  
Press packs and assets for the new Proace Van and Proace Verso are now available for download.

Images and video resources
Visit the Images section of our media website,, for a comprehensive collection of current model shots, concepts and news pictures for easy download for editorial use. For film footage, click on the Videos tab to access the library and to view and download material.

Toyota social media channels
You can find much more Toyota content at: –
Official UK media website
Official Toyota UK blog
Official Toyota UK Facebook page
Official Toyota GB Twitter @toyotagb
Official Toyota UK YouTube channel

Download this release as a PDF below

Toyota News and Features – 9 September 2016


Images are copyright free for editorial purposes only

Media enquiries

Please click here to see the press contacts at Toyota (GB):

Show Press Contacts

For further information, please contact:

David Rogers

07825 280608 or by email at

General, alternative fuels and mobility media enquiries

David Crouch

07909 900 085 or by email at

General, fleet and motorsport media enquiries

Please understand that our press team only deal with enquiries from media representatives.

Toyota and Lexus Press Releases

To receive all Toyota and Lexus press information, please select the box below.

To update your profile type in your email address and press return. MailChimp will then send you an email confirming your details and you will then have the opportunity of amending your details.

* indicates required
All Toyota/Lexus News