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Toyota champions futuristic wheelchair designs

Phoenix Instinct wheelchair concept

Toyota has unveiled the five finalists of its Mobility Unlimited Challenge who will share a $4 million prize to use technology to reinvent the wheelchair and help people with lower-limb paralysis. The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show …

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Japanese car brands ‘are the most reliable’

Suzuki logo

Four out of the top five most dependable cars are from Japanese manufacturers, according to reliability rankings released by What Car? The Toyota Yaris hatchback and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross jointly claim the top spot, both achieving perfect scores. Suzuki is the overall top brand for reliability among cars up …

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What’s the difference between traditional and plug-in hybrids?

The automotive industry is seeing a radical shift in consumer behaviour. People are increasingly choosing hybrid versions of regular vehicles in favour of those powered by internal combustion alone. Toyota, the world’s leading hybrid manufacturer, has sold over 10,000,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide. They are so confident in the market, that …

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Japanese car brands dominate reliability survey

Reliability - Mitsubishi Outlander

The reputation of Japanese car manufacturers for reliability is as strong as ever, according to the results of the latest What Car? survey. The study of more than 14,000 vehicles aged 0-3 years revealed that, of the 10 most reliable brands, an impressive six were Japanese brands, with Lexus at …

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Honda tops servicing satisfaction survey

Car servicing satisfaction

Japanese and Korean car brands dominate the servicing satisfaction rankings for both newer and older cars, with Honda taking the No 1 spot, according to a new survey. The research by What Car? shows Honda enjoying an overall satisfaction rate of 91.2%, while fellow Japanese brands Lexus, Subaru and Toyota …

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Toyota’s UK vote of confidence

Toyota's Burnaston plant

Toyota has announced that it will invest a further £240 million in its plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire. Starting this year, the facility will be upgraded with new equipment, technologies and systems so that it can produce future vehicles using the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. By 2020, …

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Milla Jovovich celebrates the new Toyota C-HR

Milla Jovovich celebrates the new Toyota C-HR

Actress and model Milla Jovovich has starred in the world’s first drive-through immersive theatre experience, celebrating the all-new Toyota C-HR. The seven-scene interactive production – entitled ‘The Night That Flows’ – was staged at The Printworks in London. The experience saw 100 guests immersed in the story of one amazing fictional …

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Britain’s most reliable cars

Toyota Aygo

Japanese and Korean brands dominate prestigious UK car reliability study. According to the exclusive data provided to Auto Express by leading warranty provider, Warrantywise, Toyota topped the rankings for dependability. Each car manufacturer was ranked by a dependability factor, based on the number of reported faults or breakdowns, with a …

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Toyota’s hydrogen car arrives

Toyota Mirai

Toyota has taken another step towards a hydrogen-powered future with the arrival of the first Mirai fuel cell cars in the UK. The vehicles, which landed at Toyota import centre at Portbury, near Bristol, are part of the first consignment to reach Europe, ahead of the Mirai’s official launch in …

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Toyota’s 50-year UK milestone

Toyota's 50th anniversary

Japanese car giant Toyota celebrates half a century in the UK. Toyota has sold almost three million vehicles in Britain – a far cry from its modest entry to the UK car market way back in 1965. The Corona wasn’t big, it wasn’t flashy, but it was the first Toyota …

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