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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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