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Auris Hybrid crowned WhatGreenCar Car of the Year 2010

The new Toyota Auris Hybrid officially went on sale yesterday, and while it was winning over visitors to the Goodwood Moving Motor Show, it was also named WhatGreenCar Car of the Year 2010. Talk about a successful day…

Auris Hybrid wows the crowds on launch day at Goodwood

What better way to mark the official launch of the new Auris Hybrid than to show off the car within the grounds of the iconic Goodwood House? Add in the opportunity for visitors to take the wheel of Toyota’s newest full hybrid on the motor circuit and you have a dream combination. But what did these lucky test drivers think of Auris Hybrid? We were there to find out…

Lexus Statement

Update 28/01/11: The information below relates to the Lexus LS and GS valve spring recall announced in July 2010. For the latest news about Lexus in the UK, please visit www.blog.lexus.co.uk. Improperly functioning valve springs have been found in some Lexus engines and there is a small possibility that abnormal engine noise or unstable idling […]

Toyota Auris Hybrid: On sale now!

It’s finally here – today, 1 July 2010, is the official launch day of the all-new Auris Hybrid. Regular blog readers will know that we’ve been getting excited about this new hybrid Toyota since it was announced last year. Building on over a decade of success with Prius, the British-built Auris Hybrid is Toyota’s first full-hybrid compact family hatchback to go on sale in the UK.

Toyota GB advertising during the Glenn Beck Show, June 2010

It came to our attention yesterday that one of Toyota GB’s advertisements appeared during Glenn Beck’s show earlier this month. This came after we withdrew our advertisements from the show earlier this year.
We’d like to reiterate that our position remains unchanged. We apologise sincerely, and we assure you that this will not happen again.

European first for Toyota: Production begins of new Auris Hybrid

Today marks an important day in the run-up to the July 1 launch of the exciting new Toyota Auris Hybrid. Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, will officially launch the start of production of the all-new Auris Hybrid Synergy Drive, the first full hybrid vehicle to be produced in Europe, during a visit to Toyota’s Burnaston Plant in Derbyshire.

Toyota Auris Hybrid leads the way at Goodwood

We’ve been getting excited about 1 July for quite some time. Now there’s even more reason to circle the date in your calendar – Toyota will mark Auris Hybrid’s official on-sale date with a new curtain-raising attraction for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Toyota takes dual honours at the Engine of the Year Awards 2010

Hot on the heels of last week’s success at the ETA Green Car Awards, Toyota has picked up two awards for its fuel-efficient engines. The 2010 International Engine of the Year jury has named Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain as the ‘Green Engine of the Year’, while the 1.0-litre VVT-i engine found in Aygo, iQ and Yaris has won ‘Sub-1.0 Litre Engine of the Year’ for the fourth year in a row.