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  • Toyota has long been known as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious brands and it recently announced plans to raise the bar even further by way of the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. This is a brief look at the six core challenges that make up this ambitious and inspiring undertaking. New Vehicle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge Toyota has challenged itself to reduce CO2 emissions from all new Toyota vehicles by 90% (compared with 2010 levels) by the year 2050. Toyota plans to achieve this lofty goal by improving the mileage of engine-driven vehicles while continuing to develop and promote ...

  • If there was any doubt remaining that hybrids are here to stay there certainly isn’t any longer, as Toyota have announced that as of February 14 this year their total number of global hybrid sales has now reached a staggering 10.05 million units. Here we will take a closer look at this truly remarkable achievement. It all started with the Prius While you can now find hybrid vehicles offered by a wide range of manufacturers, it was Toyota who started this eco-friendly trend back in 1997 with the release of the Toyota Prius – the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger ...

  • Toyota has long been associated with high quality performance, durability, style, safety and value, and if their latest honors from Interbrand are anything to go by this innovative company is just getting started. Here we will look at what this recent round of recognition is all about and how Toyota is taking steps to continually raise the bar. Who is Interbrand? Interbrand is a global brand consultancy whose specialities include brand analytics, corporate design, brand strategy, brand valuation and digital brand management. For the past 17 years Interbrand has ranked the world’s top 100 brands in an annual list that ...

  • If you need a small to mid-size truck that is stylish, modern, comfortable, and designed to handle a huge amount of punishment, take a good long look at the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Read on to find out what makes this stunning vehicle so very special. Power plus With a 3.5L DOHC V6 engine under the hood, your new Tacoma will be ready for any and all challenges. It comes in your choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, utilises Atkinson cycle technology, and churns out a beefy 278 horsepower and 265 lb/ft. of torque. 4x2 and some 4x4 Tacoma Access ...

  • The MIT Technology Review has unveiled its 50 Smartest Companies list for 2016 and it includes an eclectic mix of industry giants and disruptive start-ups from across a broad range of industries. One of the biggest names to make the list was Toyota, who was widely praised for its high tech research and development efforts, particularly those aimed at boosting safety, efficiency and quality of life. Let’s take a look at what the MIT Technology Review is all about as well as some of the many reasons why Toyota was recognised this year. Who is the MIT Technology Review? This ...

  • Just when you thought the Prius was the greenest car of all, a brand new Toyota has come along and stolen the spotlight. The Toyota Mirai was recently crowned the World Green Car of the Year at the 2016 New York International Auto Show and has left many experts declaring it to be the future of auto manufacturing. Here we will take a closer look at what the fuss is all about.  What is so special about the Mirai? From an energy-efficiency perspective there has never been a car quite like the Mirai. It boasts a stunning range of almost ...

  • While winning awards is nothing new for Toyota they have certainly started 2016 with a bang by taking home a flood of accolades. This innovative company was recently announced the winner of a staggering 6 Canadian Black Book (CBB) Retained Value Awards as well as 6 ALG Residual Value Awards, a haul that not only dwarfed their competition but reconfirmed Toyota’s standing as Canada’s top auto manufacturer. Here we will look at this latest round of recognition as well as the Toyota vehicles that were named winners.  Canadian Black Book (CBB) Retained Value Awards This widely respected award looks at ...

  • Toyota has long been known as a leader in automotive safety and the recently released IIHS Safety Picks for 2016 confirm that nothing has changed. Here we will take a brief look at who the IIHS is as well as which Toyotas received top ratings from the IIHS this year. Who is the IIHS? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is considered one of the automotive industry’s most respected bodies when it comes to measuring vehicle safety. Founded back in 1959, this US-based non-profit organisation conducts a wide variety of rigorous tests on the latest vehicles and every year ...

  • Toyota and Aeroplan have announced an exciting new partnership! Announced by Aeroplan on September 29th, Toyota Canada and Aeroplan are creating an alliance that mean Aeroplan members will be able to earn miles in Canada on all Toyota and Scion vehicles and across the full automotive customer experience. Aeroplan, a premium coalition loyalty program (owned by Aimia Inc,) has a growing network with over 75 world-class partners, representing over 150 retail, financial and travel brands. In addition to flights, there are over 1,000 rewards members can choose from including car rentals, hotels, merchandise and specialty rewards. “We’re excited to partner ...