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2018 Rally Finland in quotes

2018 Rally Finland in quotes
30Posted: 30th Jul 2018

The Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team claimed an emphatic victory on home turf on Sunday with Ott Tänak powering to an impressive win on Rally Finland. He was joined on the podium by team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala who clinched third place.

Toyota hybrids top for all-round fuel economy in new Which? report
25Posted: 25th Jul 2018

Toyota hybrids top for all-round fuel economy in new Which? report

Independent, in-depth research by Which? confirms that the latest Toyota hybrid electric cars give motorists more miles per gallon and lower annual fuel bills while producing less polluting emissions in real-world driving than their petrol and diesel rivals. “Two decades after the first Prius was sold, it seems hybrids are starting to become the truly fuel-efficient option,” Wh...

Special Visitor at Beadles Toyota
23Posted: 23rd Jul 2018

Special Visitor at Beadles Toyota

Over the weekend, Beadles Toyota Maidstone welcomed a special visitor into their showroom - Banjo the Guide Dog!  As part of Toyota's continuing partnership with Guide Dog UK they chose four puppies to support in their journey to becoming fully-trained Guide Dogs. These puppies are Genchi, Poppy and Elsie, who were all named in a vote by Toyota's workforce. The fourth puppy's name was chosen through a Toyota s...

Kiichiro Toyoda Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame
23Posted: 23rd Jul 2018

Kiichiro Toyoda Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame

Kiichiro Toyoda, the founder and former president of Toyota Motor Corporation, has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, cited for his extraordinary vision and entrepreneurial spirit. Toyoda is credited with expanding the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, a successful business created by his father, Sakichi Toyoda, to take it into the world of automotive manufacturing in 1933. He ...

New Toyota Supra: interview with chief engineer Tetsuya Tada
19Posted: 19th Jul 2018

New Toyota Supra: interview with chief engineer Tetsuya Tada

The first Supra model was produced in 1978, and 40 years later the hotly anticipated, all-new fifth-generation model has been revealed in prototype form. It’s been experienced dynamically at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hill course and showcased statically at a special invite-only event for Supra enthusiasts. At all times, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada has proudly accompanied ...

Toyota Hilux continues its support for Flying Legends
18Posted: 18th Jul 2018

Toyota Hilux continues its support for Flying Legends

The Toyota Hilux returned last weekend (14-15 July) to provide ground support for the annual Flying Legends air show, one of the world’s premiere aviation events. Visitors travelled from across the world to see the unique collection of historic aircraft gathered at Duxford airfield, Cambridgeshire. The event also coincided with the 50th anniversary of the making of the film The Battle of Br...

Toyota Supra Confirmed Appearance
9Posted: 9th Jul 2018

Toyota Supra Confirmed Appearance

Toyota’s hotly anticipated new Toyota Supra sports car to make its public debut in prototype form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Car will make daily runs on the festival’s hill course (July 12, 13, 14 and 15), driven by Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada and Master Driver Herwig Daenens New Toyota Supra will be faithful to its heritage with an in-line, front-mounted six-cylinder engine and rear-wheel drive Toy...

80-Year Old Fan Completes Solo Grand Tour
4Posted: 4th Jul 2018

80-Year Old Fan Completes Solo Grand Tour

We interview the 80-year-old South African who drove 12,000km to London in her beloved 1997 Corolla to visit her daughter. 80-year-old Julia Albu drives 12,000km from Cape Town to London in her trusty 20-year-old Corolla Fault-free journey proves reliability of Toyota engineering Technicians report reveals only routine maintenance needed before Julia embarks on the return journey Julia’s exploits ...

Toyota Sails Into the Future with World's First Hydrogen Ship
3Posted: 3rd Jul 2018

Toyota Sails Into the Future with World's First Hydrogen Ship

Toyota Motor Europe is to sponsor Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered ship, on a worldwide tour After a successful partnership in France in 2017, Toyota extends its support to Energy Observer on the next step of its global voyage Energy Observer is the first autonomous hydrogen vessel that emits no greenhouse gases or fine particles. This electrically propelled vessel o...

Toyota heats up C-HR appeal with new Design grade
2Posted: 2nd Jul 2018

Toyota heats up C-HR appeal with new Design grade

Toyota’s sharply styled C-HR has blazed a trail through the crossover market since its launch in late 2016, speeding its way into the top three of the company’s best-selling models in double-quick time. For the 2018 model year, its customer appeal is being increased with the introduction of a richly specified new Design grade, which offers additional equipment features, fresh interior treatments...

Japan trip in store for UK Dream Car Art Contest winner
2Posted: 2nd Jul 2018

Japan trip in store for UK Dream Car Art Contest winner

We are excited to announce that 11-year-old Tess Hudson has been selected as a finalist in the world Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota’s annual competition which embraces the creativity of children by challenging them to design their ideal car for the future. Tess Hudson, from Stockport, ranked first in her age category in the UK’s national awards ceremony. Her artwork, called Deep Freeze, ha...

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