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  1. The new Toyota C-HR hybrid arrives with a choice of hybrid powertrains, a new multimedia system, handling improvements and design enhancements which further refine its bold look C-HR has been a big hit in the UK with a mix of engaging driving dynamics, hybrid efficiency and stand-out design helping the SUV to an impressive 8.3 per cent segment share in Britain. Now C-HR will also benefit from Toyota’s ground-breaking twin hybrid powertrain option. Joining the 120bhp 1.8-litre hybrid system is a new, more powerful 182bhp 2.0-litre hybrid to give customers a choice of powert
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  2. Toyota (GB) is revolutionising vehicle warranty cover with the launch today (1 June) of Toyota Relax, a ground-breaking new approach for providing motorists with complete peace-of-mind protection for up to 10 years A first for the UK motor industry and unmatched in its scope by any other manufacturer’s warranty programme, it gives Toyota owners with 12 months/10,000 miles’ cover for their vehicle each time they have it serviced at an official Toyota centre. Any Toyota up to 10 years old or 100,000 miles on the clock is eligible. The warranty is automatically applied and there is no e
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  3. Toyota GB is spending more than £1 million to covertly mark more than 100,000 parts on older cars which could be the target of catalytic converter theft, to help police arrest and charge criminals. The service is free to owners. The theft of catalytic converters has grown hugely in recent years thanks to the significant rise in the price of some precious metals inside the devices, which are used to clean exhaust gasses and reduce pollution. Many manufacturers are affected by what police call “a co-ordinated, organised crime linked to other serious forms of offending”. Toyota UK
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  4. Toyota Gazoo Racing will begin a new era with its GR010 Hybrid Hypercar at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on 1 May A direct successor to the legendary Group C period of the 1980s and 1990s, the spectacular LMP1 era has reached its conclusion, handing over the top category of endurance racing to the Le Mans Hypercar generation. The Le Mans Hypercar is the new top category in the championship, replacing the LMP1 class. Toyota Gazoo Racing, the reigning World Champions and three-time Le Mans winners are t
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  5. Toyota is testing the performance of a new hydrogen engine by installing it in a race car that will compete in one of Japan’s toughest motorsports events The engine, developed as part of Toyota’s progress towards realising a carbon-neutral mobility society, is being used in a Japanese Corolla Sport-based car that will take part in the 2021 Super Taikuyu endurance racing series. Entered by ORC ROOKIE Racing, it will make its debut at the NAPAC Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours Race on 21-23 May. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) such as the Toyota Mirai, use a fuel cell to produce elect
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  6. Toyota’s vision for a future sustainable hydrogen society recognises the value of hydrogen as a viable and plentiful resource for carrying and storing energy. It has the potential to deliver zero carbon mobility, not just in road vehicles but equally in trains, ships and planes, and to generate power for industry, businesses and homes. It’s also an efficient means of storing renewable energy and can be transported to where it’s needed Toyota began development of a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle in 1992, successfully introducing the Mirai saloon to world markets in 2014. This breakthr
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  7. Toyota today confirmed that it will preview its new mid-size battery electric SUV at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show. The new model, first revealed at Toyota’s Kenshiki forum in Europe in December last year, is based on the company’s new e-TNGA electric vehicle platform. The platform’s basic architecture allows for fixed key elements and the freedom to vary others, giving the freedom to create vehicles with different widths, lengths, heights and wheelbases. The platform can also accommodate front, rear or all-wheel drive with a wide range of battery and electric motor capacities to suit
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  8. The Toyota GR Supra has made a remarkable impact, affirming its status as a sports car in its purest form, designed and engineered for the joy of driving. As the first global model to be developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing, it has drawn on Toyota’s sports car heritage while exploring new horizons of handling and performance Now the range is being extended in the UK for the first time with the established 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine being joined by a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo unit. The new 2.0-litre engine widens GR Supra’s market appeal and, being lighter an
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  9. The potential of hydrogen to help achieve a future zero-emissions society, as set out in the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), is generating fast-growing interest and investment around the world, with businesses and consumers alike becoming ever more aware of the benefits it can deliver, across a wide range of applications To maximise the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region. Based in Brussels, it will strengthen the business case for hydrogen and support it
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  10. With the combination of further lockdowns and the colder winter months creeping in, the chances are that your car might be feeling a bit under the weather right now Rather than get caught out, here are some straightforward checks and simple DIY fixes brought to you by Halfords that you can do to make sure that your vehicle starts when you need it to (and is mechanically safe and sound when it does). Check your Battery Car batteries can fail for several reasons, but two of the most common are lack of use and cold weather. Your car’s probably spent most of the last month on your drive,
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  11. Few cars can claim to be genuinely iconic, but Toyota’s beautiful 1960s 2000GT sports car certainly is. Now a rare example has gone under the hammer for more than $900,000 Very few 2000GT come up for sale, never mind one originally bought and owned by legendary American racing driver Otto Linton (1917-2018), so this 1967 model attracted fierce bidding when it arrived on the auction platform at RM Sotheby’s in the US. Bidding exceeded the car’s upper estimate, closing at $912,500, or approximately £696,000 last Sunday (25 October). The anonymous buyer certainly has one of the finest e
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  12. Toyota has equipped its Aygo city car with a premium sound package that packs a mighty punch. The new JBL Edition focuses on audio excellence with the most powerful and sophisticated system yet featured in the model JBL is Toyota’s partner for premium in-car audio, designing systems to achieve the best results for each specific model. Aygo may be the smallest in the line-up, but that has been no barrier creating a live gig feel with JBL’s advanced audio technology. With 100W per channel in the system’s amplifier, there’s a total 600W of sound power on tap – plenty to gen
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  13. Toyota GB and Wales Rally GB are calling for schoolchildren and pre-university students across the UK to enter a special ‘Design a Rally Car Livery’ competition this summer. The winner will see their dream design come to life as a wrap for a Toyota GR Yaris rally car – the new performance model born from Toyota’s title winning experience in the WRC (World Rally Championship) Entry forms can be downloaded with the official design templates and full competition details, from the dedicated Spectator section of the Wales Rally GB website: https://www.walesrallygb.com/spectators/toyota-livery
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  14. The restart of manufacturing at Toyota’s UK car plant has seen the factory produce its 4.5 millionth vehicle. The landmark model, a 1.8-litre hybrid Corolla Hatchback, came off the line at the Derbyshire plant today, reaffirming that is it’s very much “back-to-business” at the site Production resumed on 26 May following temporary closure due to the Covid-19 health emergency. Facilities and processes have been revised to ensure the health and safety of all staff members and visitors to the site. Toyota Manufacturing UK (TMUK) completes a car every 89 seconds at Burnaston – that’s 3000
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  15. As we go into lockdown in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat many people are asking what help their insurance provider can give in these incredibly trying times Help from your insurer when it is needed The ABI (Association of British Insurers) is reassuring people that its motor and home insurance members are offering enhanced help and support to all their customers who may be affected by the impact of Coronavirus. The commitments include waiving any requirements to extend cover for key workers who may need to drive to different locations, people who want to help t
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  16. The new GR Yaris is a pure performance car, born from Toyota’s title-winning experience in the World Rally Championship (WRC). Forged from success in the heat of competition, it brings motorsport technology and design directly to the world of the road car, true to Toyota Gazoo Racing’s ethos of making ever-better cars that are intrinsically rewarding and fun to drive Positioned at the top of the all-new Yaris range, the GR Yaris is a unique model that benefits from the design and engineering skills of Toyota Gazoo Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, Toyota’s partner in the WRC. As well as se
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  17. Mike Conway celebrated a home victory as Toyota Gazoo Racing made a perfect start to the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship at the 4 Hours of Silverstone on Sunday (1 September) Conway and his No7 car team-mates Kamui Kobayashi and José María López took victory in their TS050 Hybrid to register a sixth consecutive win for the reigning world champion team, ahead of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley in the No8 Toyota. “It’s great to win my home race, I have been trying to win this race for a while now – it’s taken me long enough!” said Conway. “Big thanks go
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  18. The new Team Toyota GB with Speedworks Motorsport Corolla made a successful on-track debut on Friday in preparation for its first racing season in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship Driven by Tom Ingram, the reigning BTCC Independent Champion, the Corolla put in a problem-free performance in an official shakedown test at Oulton Park, home circuit for the Cheshire-based team. The racing Corolla’s first outing coincided with the start of sales of the road-going version of the car, built in the UK at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in Derbyshire. Ingram was delighted wit
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  19. Toyota’s hugely popular Aygo city car makes a big style statement with a new x-trend version to launch its 2019 line-up Positioned at the heart of the range and expected to be the most popular model in the range, the x-trend majors on colourful styling accents and useful tech. The standard spec’ includes 15-inch alloy wheels with a machined finish, rear privacy glass, front fog lights and a red decal pack, adding eye-catching detailing to the door mirrors, side sills and the lower section of the front and rear bumpers. Opt for Red Pop, Cyan Splash or Silver Splash for the paint finish
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  20. The Prius has achieved 'Top of the Polls' in the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2018 Analysing feedback from more than 10,000 UK motorists, the consumer advice and reviews website has declared the latest generation of Toyota’s self-charging hybrid hatchback to be the nation’s best all-rounder Owners were asked to rate the cars in key areas such as reliability, fuel economy, practicality, performance and ride comfort. They also judged qualities including build quality, ease of use, safety and repair costs. Prius duly delivered the highest rating overall, at 95 per cent. Its impres
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  21. Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala survived a gruelling Rally Turkey to post a superb one-two finish on Sunday, taking Toyota to the top of the manufacturers’ standings in the World Rally Championship. It was a third win in a row for Tänak and the Yaris WRC, the first time this has been achieved by any driver since the latest WRC era began last year Tänak said: “This rally was so difficult. From the beginning, we knew that it will not be the fastest driver that will win this rally but that it would be the smartest. We were the most consistent and we managed to do the whole rally withou
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