It all seems such a long time ago, but new car registrations in the UK for 2019 dropped by 2.4 per cent compared to the previous year. Out of all of the car makers that sell products in the UK, more than half of them saw a drop in sales compared to the previous year. […]
Toyota is opening another chapter in its zero emission vehicle strategy with the announcement of a battery electric version of its Proace City compact van. The new model will join the battery electric Proace medium duty van in the Toyota Professional light commercial vehicle range.
Toyota has announced order book opening dates and prices for two new models that will swell its range of SUVs in the New Year: RAV4 Plug-in, the first plug-in hybrid version of the world’s best-selling SUV, and the all-new Highlander Hybrid, the first version of the large SUV to be sold in the UK.
Toyota began development of a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle in 1992, introducing the Mirai saloon to world markets in 2014. Now a new generation Mirai is being launched, a car that Toyota says takes FCEV technology to a higher level and offers “more emotional customer appeal in terms of dynamic, contemporary styling and more rewarding driving performance”.
The new updated Toyota Hilux reaps the benefits of suspension and steering revisions and the availability of a new, automatic limited-slip differential that improve its on-road ride and handling and its off-road controllability. The Hilux retains its body-on-frame construction, a design now rare in its segment. Toyota says the ladder frame chassis is both highly durable and gives the Hilux the torsional rigidity to deal with the most severe twisting forces when driving over rough terrain.
Toyota has added to the specification of Prius Plug-in with new features that add to its safety and on-board connectivity performance. The latest upgrades include the addition of Lane Trace Assist to the Toyota Safety Sense package of active safety and driver assistance systems, fitted as standard to all the models.
Hyundai has made a lot of the running in green cars in the last few years. It has been catching up with Toyota in hybrids, and Nissan and Renault in electrics, and in some areas, it has been nosing ahead. One of those areas is efficiency, with Hyundai apparently being capable of squeezing more miles […]
Suzuki says it will be an all-hybrid UK motor brand by late 2021, as it drives down emissions for its passenger car range.
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.