Toyota’s hybrid electric technology makes the new RAV4 Plug-in the most powerful version of the world’s best-selling SUV yet. The new model is due for UK launch in 2021. The new plug-in hybrid system sets electric power as the vehicle’s default running mode.
Suzuki has launched the new Swace, a hybrid estate car, which is the second vehicle to be supplied to Suzuki by Toyota Motor Corporation under a collaborative business agreement between the two companies. Sales are set to start in Europe this winter and UK specifications will be announced closer to the launch date.
Toyota’s Land Cruiser gets a power boost with the introduction of a new 2.8-litre engine, leading a series of performance and equipment updates for both the passenger and commercial versions of the SUV.
Toyota has announced a new RAV4 special edition. The new RAV4 Hybrid Black Edition has a one-colour treatment with the Galaxy Black bodywork accompanied by a matching black front grille, lower grille and bumpers, door mirror casings, skid plates, rear garnish and spoiler, nineteen-inch gloss black alloy wheels.
Suzuki has launched the new Across, which it describes as “a robust and sporty SUV equipped with a sophisticated Plug-in Hybrid system and E-Four electronic 4×4, delivering uncompromising performance and efficiency with the capability and styling of a full-fledged modern SUV”.ation under the collaborative business agreement between Toyota and Suzuki. Sales are set to start in Autumn of 2020 in Europe.
Toyota is renewing its Hilux pick-up with design changes, a powerful 2.8-litre powertrain, improvements in on and off-road driving performance and equipment upgrades. Toyota says that these changes “strengthen its appeal to the growing market for customers who need a vehicle that’s right for both business and leisure”.
Highlander, Toyota’s largest hybrid SUV, is to go on sale in the UK and Western Europe for the first time, from early 2021. It will be offered exclusively with a full hybrid powertrain and will extend Toyota’s hybrid SUV line-up in the region, joining the established D-segment RAV4 and C-segment C-HR and the new B-segment Yaris Cross that will also be introduced next year.
Toyota has revealed the Yaris Cross SUV to rival popular models like the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008 and Ford Puma. The model had previously been spotted testing and was due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show before it was cancelled. It’s now expected to arrive in showrooms in Summer 2021.
Toyota introduced the hydrogen-powered Mirai saloon in 2014. Now it is getting ready to take its advanced zero emission fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology to new heights with the second generation model. The Mirai has a driving range of around 300 miles, easy refuelling in a matter of minutes and no emissions other than pure water. Since launch, around 10,000 Mirai have been sold; at the same time, Toyota has actively supported the development of hydrogen fuel infrastructure in key markets.
Toyota has announced plans to introduce a brand new model to its European line-up, a small SUV based on a variant of the new GA-B platform. The name of the new model, volume plans and the timing of its introduction will be announced at a future date. The news was revealed to media attending a Toyota showcase event in Amsterdam, where a stylised silhouette of the future car was shown.