All posts by Simon Rutherford

Say it with iQ

Screensavers, games, 70+ mpg and now a font – is there anything an iQ can’t do?

Toyota Auris hybrid to be built in Britain

We’re breaking big news today with the official announcement from Toyota that it will build a full hybrid version of the Auris hatchback in the UK with production starting next year.

I wanna be loved by you, iQ Gazoo

Gazoo racing is preparing a hot version of the iQ for the Japanese market. No word on whether we’ll get it, but we saw it at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Recharge, reuse, recycle

The Prius’ battery pack lets you ‘re-use’ energy that would have been wasted. Here’s what happens to it when its work is over

The Tsutsumi Eco-Factory – a good place to build from

We’ve been learning more about the ‘home’ of new Prius; the Tsutsumi factory in Japan where it’s built. We’re fascinated by the lengths management and staff go to make it a showcase for environmental best practice.

The next Prius – more than just a pretty face

We’ve learned a lot about the nuts-and-bolts technical advances Toyota has made with new Prius, but the work invested in the car’s design and packaging has also had a big impact on its performance and its practicality as day-to-day transport