Toyota News

To keep you abreast of the current motoring news and Toyota developments, we provide regular reports and updates on this page. Jardine Motors brings you the latest information on future and concept Toyota vehicles, breaking news stories and model reviews – both globally and from around the United Kingdom. To read any full article, click on the links below.

Did you know that Toyota was the first manufacturer to bring a plug-in hybrid vehicle to the market?
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Built especially for SEMA, the annual US tuning show, Toyota have brought fans of everything speedy one of the fastest cars in the world.
We talk to Group Fleet Director Andy Wady about his personal journey to Lexus and Toyota, and the group's expertise when it comes to fleet and business vehicles.
Polish motoring journalist Michał Sztorc decided to take the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid somewhere a little closer to home than usual to put it to the test; the Tatra Mountains.
Announced at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Toyota have made official their partnership with Microsoft.
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Celebrating 50 years of the SEMA showcase, as well as the world’s most popular automobile, the Toyota Corolla.
Toyota challenged innovators and cricket fans with one question: How would you make cricket better? After many great responses, a winner was chosen.
The hot new hybrid crossover we’ve all been waiting for is ready to pre-order now.
The results of a worldwide search for talented street musicians to create a busking super-group, followed by an all-expenses-paid road trip to Australia.
Toyota have installed stationary pure hydrogen fuel cells at a zero-emissions facility at its plant in Toyota City, Japan.
Five reasons we think the Toyota Yaris could be the best option for you.
Toyota are working with high school students in California to bring remote-control race car concepts to life.
Toyota India have achieved a major success with their launch of the Etios and the Liva, both of which had their major engineering changes carried out entirely in India.
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The 2016 Paris Motor Show is now in full flow, and the Toyota stand is proving to be a hub of innovation and excitement.
Three huge new Toyota Hilux Evo race models will take off in the Dakar Rally
The world’s most popular car, the Toyota Corolla, reaches its 50th anniversary: another big milestone for the already majorly successful Japanese car.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been put through its paces in Rome, in a gruelling emissions study that the hybrid passed through with exceptional results.
Toyota’s latest Kei car, the new Pixis Joy, has gone on sale in Japan featuring fashion-forward styling and a compact form.
Apprentices from Toyota Manufacturing UK’s external apprenticeship scheme helped transform two schools’ outside play areas.
We decided it was time to take the Toyota Auris models on a proper family holiday to the seaside.
The innovative Japanese brand that we know and love as Toyota has recently hydrated the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.
Toyota teams up with WWF in a five-year partnership
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Toyota have released a Japan-only special edition of the GT86 to test out a new lightweight glazing technology.
Japanese marque Toyota has created a manga-inspired GT86 concept, based on the cult Japanese manga comic series Initial D.
We take a behind the scenes look at the new Toyota Hilux launch.
The Toyota Verso MPV is well-equipped for any adventure, which is why Toyota took it on an outdoor expedition on the coast, kiteboarding with some serious thrill-seekers.
The iconic Classic Land Cruiser has been hailed as the most collectible Japanese car.
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been named as the Best Eco Car at the 2016 Telegraph Car Awards.
So, finance. It sounds like a tedious topic. But Toyota has managed to make it more exciting with My Finance service.
The three millionth Toyota Yaris was recently created, rolling off the production line to a very warm reception.
We have a wide range of centre-fit accessories that you can add to your new Toyota Hilux.
Social media is rapidly taking over the world so we’ve put together the Toyota Urban Dictionary, to help you understand.
UK winner Denisa Rissa has gained a place in the international final of the Toyota Dream Car Children’s Art Contest for 2016.
The MIT has named Toyota one of the world’s smartest companies in its Technology Review.
An AYGO competition at a Scottish university has produced a very creative winner.
Here's how Lancaster Toyota Colchester has already reached its 2016 fundraising target for Whizz-Kidz charity!
A Toyota Tundra belonging to a Toyota fanatic in the US has travelled more than a million miles.
The new Toyota Hilux is tougher, stronger and more proficient than ever before.
It’s time for a new look at Toyota, with a redesigned multimedia system being introduced to all 2016 model cars.
The Toyota Hilux proved itself in the wild when it was taken on the journey of a lifetime across beaches, sand dunes, deserts and mountains in Namibia.
The fourth generation of Toyota Prius reaches ahead of the curve and continues to pioneer the world of aerodynamics.
From all the latest news to booking your next MOT in a few simple clicks, the Toyota apps help make your journeys the best they can be.
The boundary breaking Toyota Prius is so highly developed, it can now tow a trailer.
It is important to maintain safe driving habits for the care of yourself, and others around you. Here are a few tips to help keep your driving safe and legal.
The u-Box, aimed at the next generation of car buyers, is a new concept for Toyota packed with a huge range of innovative features.
The Aichi Expo Memorial Park in Nagakute City played host to this landmark event, with a full programme of different exhibitions and events to suit all interests.
Want to know how to choose the right oil for your Toyota engine? At Lancaster Toyota, we can help – so here’s how.
The new Toyota Prius proves its status as one of the safest cars in its class.
We recently offered our verdict on seven of the best hybrid cars for 2016, with the Toyota Prius + and the Toyota Yaris Hybrid Hatchback both featuring.
A number of Toyota technicians underwent extensive training in order to service the Mirai in the UK for the first time.
Since 1971, Toyota has gone from strength to strength in Europe, with six factories in the continent.
Toyota Australia has designed the impressive GT86 Shooting Brake concept, which has recently been unveiled in Sydney.
The Toyota Avensis and Auris are getting an upgrade this year; we look at what’s changing.
The new Prius Plug-in, a hybrid vehicle with the benefits of extended all-electric EV mode driving, has debuted at the New York International Auto Show.
Toyota’s new project BLAID aims to give blind and visually impaired people more freedom and help to go beyond their current limitations.
The first race of the 2016 British Touring Car Championship took place this month at Brands Hatch.
We take a look at the new Toyota Proace van.
The 2016 World Endurance Championship started at Silverstone this month, with Toyota Gazoo Racing clinching a podium spot in second place.
Toyota Connected Inc. allows the brand to broaden its focus on software and data-driven mobility through data management and data services development.
Toyota revealed their exciting new commercial vehicles at the CV Show 2016.
The all-new Toyota TS050 Hybrid is a sight to behold, ready to take on the new season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Toyota has created a new novel concept car named Setsuna, meaning ‘moment’ in Japanese.
Toyota has announced they will be deploying SmartDeviceLink, an in-car smartphone infotainment platform, across their vehicles.
Ryan Millen is ready and raring to go amongst a field of 60-plus as he takes on 100 Acre Wood.
2017 Toyota GT86 – the best one yet
Losing your car keys is one of those bugbears in life, but with Lancaster Toyota, we can get things sorted.
Find out about the Toyota AYGO x-clusiv and the exciting features it has to offer.
Take a look at the Toyota Mirai, the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
The Model AA was Toyota’s first passenger car produced in 1936, and one of the originals still lives on today.
The latest Verso model has been tailored to meet varied customer requirements and introduces Toyota Safety Sense.
Daihatsu Motor Company is soon to be completed owned by Toyota
23 years ago, Toyota thought well and truly outside of the box, and in 1997 after four years in the making, the pioneering Prius was born, a low emission creation that offered a cleaner, brighter future with the world’s first mass-market hybrid.
Toyota have chosen not to use Apple or Google within their infotainment systems
We take a look at the new Toyota Prius which is due for release in March this year.
As part of Toyota’s 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show display, the Japanese manufacturer stretched the usual limits and unveiled its new ‘Tundrasine’ concept.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series will be taking place later this year, with drivers competing for a slice of the $125,000 prize pool.
Meet the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid – it’s the new hybrid in town and will be the eighth hybrid-electric vehicle in the Toyota line-up
Toyota has released a package to help improve road safety and reduce the number of road traffic accidents.
Exploring the Toyota i-Road prototype.
A hot hatch based on the Yaris city car is to be added to the sports car line-up.
As technology advances and we all become more safety aware, Toyota have promised self-driving cars in the future
The Ultimate Utility Vehicle was showcased at this year’s SEMA, find out more here.
As Toyota reach 15 years since their first hybrid, the all-new 2016 Prius makes its Hollywood debut.
Toyota’s Mirai is the first of its kind to qualify for the government’s plug-in grant
President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda, has announced the name of the marque’s new fuel-cell saloon in a web video.
Toyota has invested one billion dollars in a Silicon Valley research company
2015 is going to be an exciting year for Lancaster Toyota as after six months of preparation, our brand new multi-million pound flagship Eco Centre.
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Toyota have now incorporated 'Safety Sense' into their Yaris and Aygo models
A brand new edition of the GT86 model has been released by Toyota with additional features
Toyota has updated its Avensis and Auris models inside and out to stay at the head of the pack.
Toyota has announced a new, long-term partnership with Mazda which will see the two manufacturers joining forces to cut costs.
The wraps came off the new Avensis at the Geneva Motor Show, revealing the latest evolutions of Toyota’s popular family car.
The curtains opened for the new Auris at the Geneva Motor Show, revealing the latest evolutions on one of Toyota’s popular family car.
You might have heard about our fundraising efforts for a great cause: Whizz-Kidz, our charity partner for 2015.
The fourth-generation of the popular and versatile Toyota Prius will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Due to go on sale early in 2016, the all-new Prius has fresh exterior shaping inspired by the Mirai and is likely to become the most efficient Toyota in the range.
The 2015 Tokyo Motor Show is the last event in the motoring year, and it attracts a dizzying variety of innovative concept cars. Not all of the new technology and production vehicles on display will be on sale in Europe, but many are. This event is a good opportunity to see what the Japanese manufacturers are working on.
It seems that with every new vehicle that is released, a new high-tech feature is found inside the cabin. Dashboards are now dominated by touchscreen displays in place of dials and switches, meaning motorists are largely dependent on technology.