Toyota News and Features 15 February 2018

15 February 2018

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Comeback for a Toyota legend
The Geneva motor show will witness the unveiling of a new racing concept that foreshadows the return of a legendary Toyota. Read more here.

Toyota is a proud partner to Team GB and ParalympicsGB
Toyota has announced an eight-year official partnership with the Great Britain and North Ireland teams for the Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic games. Read more here.

2018 Prius: A Family Affair
The Prius family – Prius, Prius Plug-in and Prius+ have undergone some changes for 2018, including the introduction fuel and emissions data calculated under the new WLTP system that will apply to all passenger cars. Prius+ has a new grade structure, with all models now featuring Toyota Safety Sense. Read more here.

Yaris WRC: gå gå gå!
Rally Sweden starts today (15 February) with Toyota Gazoo Racing out to repeat its victory last year. Three Yaris WRC cars are taking part in the World Rally Championship’s only event to be run in full winter conditions. Read more here.

We race, we rally, worldwide
It’s a Toyota belief that taking part in motorsport is a great way of helping create better cars for the road. True to this philosophy, Toyota Gazoo Racing has announced a packed programme of sporting activities for 2018, taking place right around the world. Read more here.

Target-busting electrified vehicle sales
We aimed to sell a million-and-a-half electrified vehicles a year by 2020. We actually broke through that number last year, keeping us on course to meet our ambitious Environmental Challenge 2050 goals.  Read more here.

2017 global results
Toyota built almost 10.5 million vehicles around the world in 2017, an increase of 2.5 per cent on the previous year. These and more production and sales figures have been published in the corporation’s results for the past calendar year. Read more here.

Eagles Tundra leads Superbowl celebration parade
A Toyota Tundra truck wrapped in a special team livery served as a pace car for a parade in Philadelphia to celebrate the success of the city’s Eagles team in the Superbowl. Toyota is a proud automotive partner to the team.

Toyota teams with Japan Taxi
Toyota has joined forces with the Japan Taxi Co Ltd to help revitalise the country’s taxi industry and improve efficiency, through R&D project and the development of new services for operators. Read more here.

Best of the Blog: Postcard from Namibia
The new Land Cruiser was recently put to the test in an off-road expedition into the Namibian wilderness in south west Africa. The official Toyota UK blog has the stories and pictures from this astonishing journey. Read more here.

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Press information and specification tables have been updated for Prius, Prius Plug-in and Prius+.       

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