The new Toyota C-HR, or ‘coupé, high-rider’ has been given the once over by a select group of motoring journalists, in Spain. Models tested included the 1.8 hybrid - which returns 74.3 mpg - and the 1.2 turbo petrol model which can hit 62mph in 10.9 seconds. Available in three trim levels, all come with Toyota's Safety Sense, alloy wheels and a touchscreen infotainment system. Available to order now, first customer deliveries are expected in January 2017, with prices starting at just under £21k OTR.
Massimo Pini reports on the latest petrol-electric hybrid RAV4.
Toyota pulled the covers off the first ever Hybrid version of the RAV4, at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The Hybrid's powertrain combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, plus an additional motor powering the rear axle to deliver electronic all-wheel drive. The unveiling of the hybrid coincides with a revamp of the entire RAV4 range, which includes exterior styling tweaks, an improved cabin and additional technology and safety features. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is set to arrive in the UK early next year.
Toyota is to return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 - 18 years after its last competitive outing. A Yaris WRC, in racing livery, has been unveiled, signalling a comeback for the team which claimed four drivers’ and three manufacturers’ titles in the 1990s. The new car is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine producing more than 300bhp and features a chassis developed using advanced simulation, testing and production techniques.
Toyota has unveiled the strikingly-styled FT-1 concept at the Detroit motor show. The new coupe is the work of Calty design, Toyota's Californian studio, which set out to create the ultimate sports car. The exterior features racecar cues with pronounced front wings, large air intakes, hefty exhaust ports and a retractable rear wing. The wraparound windscreen and set back A-pillars which increase visibility when cornering, are a nod to the 2000GT of the 1960s, while a contemporary F1-style steering wheel and head-up display, bring the concept bang up to date.