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    Videos: Mike Conway | Toyota Driven

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    Sharp new look for the Toyota Aygo

    Aygo, Toyota’s super-successful city car, has a sharp new look, part of a package of improvements that have also spiced up the car’s fun-to-drive qualities and made its popular 1.0-litre engine even more efficient UK model range, key features and prices New Aygo’s grade structure has been developed to appeal to an even wider audience, with a special focus on the high end of the segment. Each grade has its own design elements, easily recognisable by different front bumper executions, dedicated alloy wheels and interior finishes. From the entry grade x, to the mid-grade x-play and the high-grade x-clusiv, each Aygo version has been tailored to appeal to the tastes and needs of different target customers. All are offered in five-door format, with the x version additionally available as a three-door. x-play is at the heart of the Aygo line-up. Its extensive standard equipment includes air-conditioning, steering wheel-mounted audio switches, a height adjustable driver’s seat, an adjustable speed limiter, LED rear lights and the x-touch multimedia system with DAB and Bluetooth. Options include satellite navigation and Toyota Safety Sense. The new Aygo x-plore extends the specification with 15-inch machined alloy wheels, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, a reversing camera and satellite navigation. It can also be specified with a power-retracting canvas Funroof and Toyota Safety Sense. The x-cite version stands out from the rest of the range with its Magenta Fizz bi-tone paint finish and matching interior with Manhattan seat fabric and magenta stitching, body-coloured inserts for the air vents and gear-knob and piano black instrument panel and gear lever surround. It is fitted with 15-inch black alloys, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights and rear privacy glass. Toyota Safety Sense is available as an option. The x-clusiv builds on the x-play standard specification with a distinctive bi-tone paint scheme in a choice of three colours – black with silver roof or blue and silver with black roof. It has 15-inch alloy wheels with a twin-spoke design, seats with part-leather upholstery, automatic air conditioning, smart entry and start, Toyota Safety Sense and the x-touch multimedia system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Just 2,500 examples of the Aygo x-press will be available this year. Its striking exterior features a full roof decal and coloured accents for the front and rear lips and side sills, plus 15-inch black alloys. The specification also includes front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass and a reversing camera. Customers can add either the connectivity package or navigation as an option, and can also specify Toyota Safety Sense. Multimedia The x-touch multimedia system uses a seven-inch full-colour touchscreen fully integrated into the instrument panel. The package includes a rearview camera fitted as standard. The main menu has a clear, five-icon lay-out, offering at-a-glance identification of all functions. The optional x-nav navigation unit can be linked to the multimedia system, giving drivers easy access to fast and accurate, pan-European route guidance. A new Display Audio with Smartphone Integration Powered by Pioneer is fitted as standard on high grade x-cite and x-clusiv models and is available as an option for the x-press. It builds on all the features of the standard system with the addition of voice control and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Phone, message, navigation and music apps are mirrored on the touchscreen, while Apple Siri and Google Voice Command provide easy and safe operability. DAB is standard on both multimedia systems. Rear-view monitoring system The rear-view monitoring system can help the driver safely negotiate parking or manoeuvring in tight spaces. It is activated whenever reverse gear is selected and uses a rear-view camera to display an image of the area behind the car on the x-touch colour screen. Funroof power-operated canvas top Aygo x-plore and x-clusiv can be fitted with an optional Funroof, a large, power-operated canvas top with a generous 785mm x 730mm opening. Smart entry and start system Aygo x-clusiv’s smart entry and start system offers drivers the convenience of being able to lock and unlock the car, and start the engine via a dash-mounted button, without having to take the key out of their pocket. Model range and prices The new Toyota Aygo will go on sale in the UK on 1 July, apart from the x-clusiv models which will follow later in the summer. The range and prices are detailed in the table below. All cars are covered by Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile new car warranty. GRADE ENGINE & TRANSMISSION BODY STYLE OTR PRICE x 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 3dr £9,695 x 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 5dr £9,995 x-play 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 5dr £11,375 x-play 1.0 VVT-i x-shift 5dr £12,075 x-press 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 5dr £12,630 x-press 1.0 VVT-i x-shift 5dr £13,330 x-plore 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 5dr £12,630 x-plore 1.0 VVT-i x-shift 5dr £13,330 x-cite 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 5dr £12,975 x-cite 1.0 VVT-i x-shift 5dr £13,675 x-clusiv 1.0 VVT-i 5MT 5dr TBA x-clusiv 1.0 VVT-i x-shift 5dr TBA
  3. Scrappage scheme customer savings on current Toyota Aygo models increased to £2,000 Super-efficient Yaris Hybrid added to the wide range of models accessible through the scheme Toyota’s initiative succeeding in taking older, higher polluting cars off the road with more than 7,000 orders since launch Toyota’s scrappage scheme is delivering even greater benefits to customers this summer, with increased savings and more new models to choose from, true to its mission to help take older, higher-polluting cars off the road Throughout June, people who wish to replace their old cars with a brand new Toyota Aygo city car will qualify for £2,000 off the price tag – adding an extra £500 to the current offer. Aygo is the style-setter in its class, its compact dimensions and lively one-litre engine making it ideal for around-town driving, with the added benefits of low running costs and modest CO2 emissions. And with a host of customisation options and vibrant colour schemes, customers can create just the look they want for their car. Yaris Hybrid has been reintroduced to the wide range of Toyota models accessible through the scheme, with a customer saving of £1,500. The first hybrid electric model in the supermini market, Yaris Hybrid offers a winning combination of budget-friendly fuel economy, low emissions, top quality and stylish good looks. It also has a proven reputation for lasting quality and reliability. The savings are available for cars ordered between 1 and 30 June and registered by 10 September this year. Even more savings may be enjoyed, as qualifying customers can take advantage of a range of attractive Access Toyota finance offers for their new car purchase, including 0% APR deals, where available and subject to appropriate terms and conditions: These new offers are set to add even more momentum to the Toyota scrappage scheme, which has already yielded more than 7,000 orders since its launch last September. Aygo is the top choice for customers, commanding more than 40% of scrappage sales, while overall Toyota is proving the go-to brand as well, with conquest sales accounting for around 65% of the total. Mark Roden, Toyota (GB) Operations Director, said: “The response to our scrappage initiative has been excellent, with many customers taking the opportunity to move into cleaner and more efficient Toyota hybrid electric models in place of their old petrol and diesel cars. With the extra incentives we have added for the coming month, we’re expecting this positive momentum to continue, introducing more people to the Toyota brand and the quality of our extensive product line-up.” In outline, the scrappage scheme enables owners of cars and commercial vehicles – both petrol and diesel – registered up to and including 30 June 2010, to trade in their vehicle against a qualifying new Toyota car or light commercial vehicle. Customers must have owned their vehicle for a minimum of six months. Other terms and conditions apply, full details are available or from Toyota retailers. All vehicles taken off the road through the Toyota scrappage scheme are processed at authorised treatment facilities managed by Autogreen. After the safe removal of all pollutants and the recovery of retrievable parts, shredding and recovery are handled by EMR. Together these processes meet the legal requirement of a minimum 95% recycling by vehicle weight. A full list of the Toyota models available to scrappage scheme customers and the savings available is given below. MODEL SCRAPPAGE SAVING Aygo £2,000 Yaris (petrol) £2,500 Yaris Hybrid £1,500 Auris and Auris Hybrid £3,000 Verso £3,500 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid £2,500 C-HR £1,000 Avensis £3,500 Prius family £2,000 GT86 £2,000 Land Cruiser £4,000 Hilux £2,000 Proace £2,000
  4. Toyota is treating the drivers of tomorrow to a hands-on experience that lets them take the wheel of a colourful car at the International Tokyo Toy Show. The Camatte Journey gives youngsters the chance to take a simulated trip past some of the world’s greatest travel destinations, the central feature in Toyota’s presentation at the international exhibition next week (7 to 10 June) It’s the latest in a series of Camatte models and activities Toyota has showcased at the fair since 2012 to help children learn about the basics of driving and how cars work in a way that builds interest and excitement for the next generation of motorists. The Camatte Journey mixes both real and virtual experiences. Children will be able to sit inside an adapted version of the Camatte Petta miniature car, decorated with colourful stickers from worldwide travel destinations and even featuring a vintage trunk mounted on the boot. They will learn about the position of the brake and accelerator pedals using a tablet before moving off in the car down a short course, with changing landscapes projected onto a 220-degree screen to create the effect of going on a real journey. The Camatte Petta is an open-top, three-seater car, measuring a little over three metres long and powered by an electric motor. This year’s Toyota stand will also feature the Camatte57s Sport, a model first seen in 2013, with rides available for those young visitors who aren’t able to take a ride on the simulated Camatte Journey. Overview of the Toyota Camatte series Toyota exhibited its first Camatte vehicle in 2012, the Camatte Sora. This was designed to be easy for children to drive and to customise, with different colour body panels that were simple to install and remove. The following year the Camatte57s Sport was revealed, featuring 57 small, detachable panels that can be assembled like a puzzle. In 2014, the Camatte Lab allowed children to display pictures they had drawn on the car’s bonnet and take a close-up look at its inner workings. The Camatte Hajime and Camatte Vision appeared in 2015, which used augmented reality technology to give children a simulated experience of driving through a town in car they had specified to their own designs. Next came the Camatte Capsule, with a customisable interior space, followed by the Camatte Petta, which debuted in 2017.
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    Toyota yaris abs light on

    Here is a link to the part you need (which is the complete hub with sensor built in) and if you can undo nuts and bolts then it is easy enough to replace yourself at a fraction of the cost
  6. Toyota Gazoo Racing completed a positive and constructive official test day at the Circuit de la Sarthe on Sunday as their preparations for the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours stepped up a gear. Fernando Alonso, who shares the No8 TS050 Hybrid with Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, set the fastest lap of the day, at three minutes and 19.066 seconds That was more than six tenths quicker than the second-placed No3 Rebellion car, while the No7 Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López ended the test with the third quickest lap. In total, the two Toyotas completed 202 laps on a day of trouble-free running, despite three red flags and multiple safety car periods. Alonso said: “It was a very good day for us as a team. We obviously prepared this test in the best way possible before the big race in two weeks’ time. The car felt good from the first lap and everyone was happy straight away. Then it was about getting familiar with the circuit; I have been in the simulator and studied onboard laps from previous years but it’s always different on the real track, which feels perfect for these cars.” The test day was the only chance for teams to experience the 8.5-mile circuit before official race practice and qualifying begin next week. Both Toyotas had many items to test, including aerodynamic and mechanical set-ups, hybrid recovery performance and boost settings. The circuit is made up partly of public roads, so different Michelin tyre specifications were evaluated for performance and degradation on its different track surface. Test and reserve driver Anthony Davidson completed the mandatory laps to ensure eligibility for race week, in case any of the regular race drivers were ruled out by an unforeseen issue. Alonso was driving the TS050 Hybrid around the Le Mans course for the first time, following several simulator sessions to prepare for his debut in the 24-hour race. He took the wheel of the No8 car early in the morning session and went on to complete 40 laps over the course of the day. Most team members will stay at Le Mans for a shakedown test on the shorter Bugatti Circuit on Tuesday to finalise preparations prior to race week, when the action begins on Wednesday 13 June with practice and first qualifying.
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    GT86 Club Series Blue Edition

    The Club Series versions of the Toyota GT86 focus on the coupe’s style and performance appeal as a car that’s all about the pure joys of driving. The latest addition to this select group is the new GT86 Blue Edition, offering an exclusive exterior paint finish and the option of a Performance Pack for even sharper handling. The Blue Edition makes a strong street statement with its Electric Blue bodywork and contrasting black styling details, including front grille, rear spoiler and diffuser, door mirror housings and front fog light surrounds. Inside, the cabin is finished in sporting black leather and Alcantara. The optional Performance Pack delivers a more focused drive with the introduction of a Sachs-tuned suspension upgrade, with Sachs Performance dampers, and larger Brembo brakes that give both increased stopping power and improved pedal feel. To accommodate the striking, large red Brembo calipers, new-design 17-inch black alloy wheels are fitted. The Blue Edition benefits from the GT86’s poised and balanced chassis with low centre of gravity and low-set driving position. True to classic sportscar engineering, it has a front engine – a 197bhp 2.0-litre “boxer” four-cylinder unit – and rear-wheel drive. Customers can choose either manual or automatic transmission, both with six speeds. Top speed is 140mph (130mph auto) with nought to 62mph acceleration in 7.7 seconds (8.4 auto). Equipment specifications match those of the GT86 PRO and include a limited-slip differential, cruise control, dusk-sensing headlights, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, LED front and rear lights and the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system. The GT86 Club Series Blue Edition is on sale from today (1 June). Prices are detailed below. MODEL OTR PRICE GT86 Club Series Blue Edition 6MT £29,980 GT86 Club Series Blue Edition 6AT £30,335 GT86 Club Series Blue Edition Performance Pack 6MT £30,455 GT86 Club Series Blue Edition Performance Pack 6AT £31,795
  8. Following their success at the WEC Spa 6 Hours race earlier this month, Toyota Gazoo Racing is getting ready for the 'big one', the WEC Le Mans 24 Hours which is taking place in three weeks time With their ace card driver Fernando Alonso taking a seat in the #8 Toyota TS050 and the #7 car being piloted by previous Le Mans winning drivers...what could possibly stop them from winning this year's race? Well, there is the problem of excessively high ambient and track temperatures as seen in last years race when Porsche and Toyota LMP1 cars retired early due to Hybrid drive failures. Or it could be like the race a few years ago when the weather changed from sun to rain to sun and back to rain at the same time around the circuit so deciding on the most suitable tyres to use was virtually impossible. So as they say 'it is anyone's race'. Also, there is the problem of new and existing rules and regulations such as the unauthorised fuel pump issue that held back the #7 Toyota for a pitlane start penalty. Modified bodywork and mods made to the car after scrutineering was also an issue last year which led to a podium placed car being disqualified. We hope Toyota do well and even better, they come in 1st and 2nd in this years 24 Hours of Le Mans. More information about the Toyota TS050 More information about the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours race Toyota Owners Club will be reporting LIVE from the 2018 WEC Le Mans 24 Hours so pop back here to read the latest news and race reviews
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    Videos: Toyota C-HR

  10. Toyota returns as the Official Car Partner to the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB Fleet of C-HR, Hilux, Land Cruiser and Proace Verso models, including hybrid electric vehicles, will be used to help the smooth running of the event in October A “home” event for Toyota which builds hybrid engines at its Deeside plant in North Wales Toyota Yaris WRC targeting further victories in 2018 following its win on Rally Argentina Toyota has renewed its support for Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, confirming it will return as the Official Car Partner for the UK round of the FIA World Wally Championship this autumn (4-7 October) For this first time in its history, the rally will include competition on closed sections of public roads, with a fleet of Toyota vehicles helping to make it happen safely and efficiently. The company will be supplying a fleet of liveried vehicles for use by the rally’s organisation team, safety crews and international dignitaries. The breadth and versatility of the Toyota range will be represented, with Land Cruiser SUVs used as safety cars running through the rally route ahead of the cars, Hilux pick-ups helping with the set-up of the special stages – including the new street stage in Llandudno – and Proace Verso MPVs ferrying personnel between venues. C-HR hybrid electric crossovers will also be used. Appropriately these feature engines produced at Toyota Manufacturing UK’s plant in Deeside, home to the event’s Rally Village headquarters since 2013. Toyota returned to the WRC in 2017 with a factory-backed team, run by four-time World Rally Champion Tommi Mäkinen. The new Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team made an immediate impression on their debut in 2017 with the experienced Jari-Matti Latvala and the sport’s new young sensation Esapekka Lappi winning respectively in Sweden and Finland. Now the team’s latest signing, Ott Tänak, has added a third success to the Yaris WRC’s roster with a dominant victory last time out in Argentina. “It has been a pleasure to join forces with Toyota for the past six years and we are delighted it is extending its role as Official Car Partner to Wales Rally GB for what’s clearly going to be a special event in October,” said Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Wales Rally GB. “Whether it’s setting up the spectacular new street stage in Llandudno or making sure spectators are safe in the forests, the logistics and demands of staging a major World Championship event are enormous, and we couldn’t overcome these challenges without the support of major partners such as Toyota. Its fleet of cars and SUVs proved absolutely invaluable to the successful organisation and running of last year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB and will do so again come October.” Andrew Cullis, Toyota (GB) Marketing Director, said: “We are proud that while the Toyota Yaris WRC will be providing thrilling action on the stages, our road-going cars, SUVs and pick-ups will be also be playing their part in making the rally a success. Organising a World Championship rally is a huge logistical undertaking and we are pleased once again to be helping the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB organisers to host an event that runs smoothly and safely for everyone, teams and spectators alike". “Toyota is proud of its manufacturing history in Wales and the UK, which makes it all the more rewarding for us to be involved in one of the country’s largest and most exciting motorsports events.”
  11. After an emphatic first win in the Yaris WRC for Ott Tänak on Rally Argentina, Toyota Gazoo Racing return to Europe this week looking to sustain the momentum of success in Portugal. Tänak, Jari-Matti Latvala and Esapekka Lappi are all confident of carrying forward the progress made with the car in South America Team Principal Tommi Mäkinen said: “I am feeling really confident that we can have another strong performance in Portugal, because the conditions there are very similar to Argentina. They are both fast rallies, but in Portugal I would say there is a bit more room to play with. Normally it should be not as challenging, but of course it is always challenging when you are trying to fight for the win. Still, I am sure we can have another good rally.” Rally Portugal (17 to 20 May), the sixth round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship, is based in the north of the country with a service park in Matosinhos, near the city of Porto. The event is run on technical roads with a soft and sandy gravel surface. Grip can be hard to find for the drivers running first on the road and making the opening pass on each stage; by the second pass, deep ruts and exposed rocks can present a hazard. The rally will get underway on Thursday evening with a ceremonial start at Guimarães Castle, followed by a super special stage on the Lousada rallycross circuit. On Friday there will be two loops of three stages to the north, near the Spanish border, before two runs of a street stage in Porto to close the day. Saturday’s action takes place in the Cabreira Mountains and on Sunday the rally will conclude with five stages in the Fafe region, including the famous Fafe test itself as the Power Stage.
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    Toyota Gazoo Racing victory at Spa

    A one-two finish gave Toyota Gazoo Racing a perfect start to their 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship campaign at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday It was a debut victory with the team for new recruit Fernando Alonso, and a second successive WEC win at the Belgian circuit for Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima in the No8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid. This was Toyota’s 17th win from 49 WEC races, its fourth consecutive victory and its third at Spa. Toyota leads both the teams’ and drivers’ World Championships going into the Le Mans 24 Hours on 16-17 June. Reflecting on his first WEC outing, Alonso said: “I am delighted to get this result. The whole weekend has been amazing in terms of team performance. We executed the race in the best way we could and I am extremely happy to win my first endurance race. Sébastien and Kazuki made my life a little bit easier, so thanks to them.” The No7 Toyota of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López completed a remarkable comeback in the race, finishing second by just 1.444 seconds after having had to start from the pit lane due to a qualifying penalty. Racing under clear skies, Buemi made a clean getaway from pole position, gradually pulling out an advantage over the Rebellion LMP1 cars. Conway had brought the No8 car through the field to sixth place by the first pit stops. Buemi’s advantage extended to 30 seconds before a safety car period around the one-hour mark brought the field back together. During the 30-minute delay, Kobayashi replaced Conway in the No7 while Alonso took over the No8 car for his first WEC race laps. His immediate task when the race resumed was to defend the lead, which he accomplished with a spectacular passing move on several GT cars. Alonso’s stint was interrupted by a full course yellow but once the track was clear he was able to build a substantial lead before handing over to Nakajima. Meanwhile, the No7 car continued its impressive progress through the field and held second position as the race moved past half-distance, running around a minute behind the leader when López took over from Kobayashi at the next pit stop. The two Toyotas tightened their grip on the race as the last hour approached, with Alonso preparing to take the No8 to the chequered flag with a lead of around one minute over Conway. A further safety car session closed the gap to just six seconds with 50 minutes remaining. Following a final refuelling, the team decided the cars should hold position to avoid any unnecessary risks in the closing 25 minutes. 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps results: 1st #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing (Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso) 163 laps 2nd #7 Toyota Gazoo Racing (Conway/Kobayashi/López) +1.444secs 3rd #1 Rebellion (Jani/Lotterer/Senna) +2 laps 4th #3 Rebellion (Beche/Laurent/Menezes) +2 laps 5th #6 ByKolles (Webb/Kraihamer/Dillmann) +5 laps 6th #11 SMP (Aleshin/Petrov) +5 laps
  13. Following its headline-grabbing world debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept is now available on Gran Turismo Sport™, exclusively on PlayStation®4. Every detail of the car has been meticulously modelled for the game, from the striking exterior to the competition-focused cockpit, giving gamers an immersive experience where they can take it to the limits on a wide variety of virtual, in-game racetracks. The front-engine/rear-wheel drive concept car conforms to Grand Touring Endurance (GTE) sporting regulations, with its performance potential expressed in purposeful, circuit racing-derived styling cues and extensive use of state-of-the-art composite materials that ensure both rigidity and lightness. The Gran Turismo series, developed by Polyphony Digital Inc and first launched 20 years ago, has become the staple for out-and-out racing game fans around the world. With an April in-game update, the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept will join an ever-growing list of Toyota road and race cars, past present and future. These include such legendary machines as the 2000GT sports car from the 1960s, the TS050 hybrid electric Le Mans challenger and the much-loved Supra A80 – the precursor to Toyota’s latest concept. The GR Supra Racing Concept revives the great heritage of one of Toyota’s most famous sports cars. The Supra name evokes power, performance and handling that defined a succession of world-class cars for a quarter of a century. As a thoroughbred sports car, it built a reputation both as a formidable performer on the road and as an all-conquering machine on the racetrack, dominating Japan’s top-level GT racing series and earning legions of fans. The concept’s debut was the clearest indication yet of Toyota’s ambition to bring back one of the company’s most legendary sports cars, currently under development and expected for launch soon, as confirmed at the Geneva motor show by Dr Johan van Zyl, Toyota Motor Europe President and CEO. For further information please visit