Yaris

Ogier, Ingrassia and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Crowned 2021 Champions

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 3:03am

The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.

Key Points: 
  • The win was the fifth of the season for Ogier and Ingrassia after victories in Monte Carlo, Croatia, Sardinia and Kenya.
  • It was their 54th WRC win together in what was the final event of their full-time careers: Ogier will contest a part-time schedule with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in 2022 while Ingrassia steps out of the co-driver's seat after a highly-successful career.
  • Thanks to them, I was able to watch all the events being thrilled expecting that somebody from our team would win.
  • To be eight-time champions is a great record, and we are all proud that two out of those eight were with Toyota.

Monroe® Announces Expanded Parts Coverage for LCVs, SUVs and Passenger Cars

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Monroe Shocks and Struts recently introduced new part numbers to offer expanded coverage to more than eight million vehicles in operation (VIO).

Key Points: 
  • SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Monroe Shocks and Struts recently introduced new part numbers to offer expanded coverage to more than eight million vehicles in operation (VIO).
  • These offerings include coverage for light commercial fleet vehicles, trucks, SUVs and CUVs, and commercial vehicles (CVs).
  • Seven new part numbers for Monroe OESpectrum shocks and struts are now offered for over 1.4 million VIO, across both domestic and import applications.
  • To learn more about Monroe ride control products, visit www.monroe.com or contact a Monroe supplier.

Evans and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Seal Second in Spain

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:18am

Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans finished second overall at the Rally de Espana to set up a final-round FIA World Rally Championship title decider with his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team team-mate Sebastien Ogier, who finished fourth.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Oct 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Elfyn Evans finished second overall at the Rally de Espana to set up a final-round FIA World Rally Championship title decider with his TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team team-mate Sebastien Ogier, who finished fourth.
  • Still, the second-place finish ensures that Evans remains in with a shot of a maiden drivers' championship going into the final round in Italy.
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing leads by 47 points with a maximum of 52 available from the final round.
  • Italy's famous Monza racing circuit will host the final round for the second year in a row on November 19-21.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Counts on Proven Winners for a New WRC Era

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:12am

TOKYO, Oct 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will enter a new era of the FIA World Rally Championship relying on a strong driver line-up of proven winners across its three full-season manufacturer entries in 2022.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Oct 7, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will enter a new era of the FIA World Rally Championship relying on a strong driver line-up of proven winners across its three full-season manufacturer entries in 2022.
  • To complete the high-calibre line-up, Esapekka Lappi makes a welcome return to the team to share a car with Ogier during the season.
  • Ogier claimed his seventh world championship title in 2020 in his first season driving the Toyota Yaris WRC.
  • In 2018 his three podium finishes helped Toyota to win the manufacturers' championship before he moved on to other challenges.

Toyota Yaris WRC Returns to Home Roads for an Autumn Rally Finland

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:30pm

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.
  • Developed at the team's headquarters close to the event's service park in Jyvaskyla, the Toyota Yaris WRC has an unbeaten record on Rally Finland after victories in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • All of the team's drivers will be contesting Rally Finland in the Yaris WRC for the first time.
  • A fifth privately-entered Yaris WRC will be driven by Esapekka Lappi, who won the event for the team back in 2017.

Epic Triumph for Rovanpera and the Toyota Yaris WRC in Greece

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 6:34am

Sebastien Ogier completed a double podium finish for the Toyota Yaris WRC, strengthening both his and the team's positions at the head of the championship standings.

Key Points: 
  • Sebastien Ogier completed a double podium finish for the Toyota Yaris WRC, strengthening both his and the team's positions at the head of the championship standings.
  • On the return of the WRC to Greece for the first time since 2013, Rovanpera and Ogier formed part of a top three covered by just 3.9 seconds at the end of Friday.
  • Rovanpera then went on to seal the victory in style on the shorter second running of Tarzan with the fastest time in the Power Stage.
  • The Toyota Yaris WRC locked out the top three places in the Power Stage, with Elfyn Evans second fastest and Ogier third.

More new and demanding roads ahead for the Toyota Yaris WRC

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 9:56am

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target another successful showing on unfamiliar roads when the Toyota Yaris WRC makes its first appearance at a classic event on the European rally calendar: Ypres Rally Belgium (August 13-15).

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Aug 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will target another successful showing on unfamiliar roads when the Toyota Yaris WRC makes its first appearance at a classic event on the European rally calendar: Ypres Rally Belgium (August 13-15).
  • While none of the four Toyota drivers have competed before in Ypres - which is hosting Belgium's first ever WRC round - the event has a rich history dating back to 1965.
  • In that time, it has developed a reputation for its demanding stages on fast and narrow farmland roads around the West Flanders region.
  • These are often lined by large drainage ditches and include numerous junctions, while dirt is frequently dragged onto the road.

Toyota partner with Fleetsu to offer Connected Fleet Management Solution

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

PERTH, Australia, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Corporation Australia's (TMCA) business customers will soon have access to a next-generation connected fleet management platform as TMCA announce the launch of Toyota Halo.

Key Points: 
  • PERTH, Australia, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Corporation Australia's (TMCA) business customers will soon have access to a next-generation connected fleet management platform as TMCA announce the launch of Toyota Halo.
  • Toyota Halo provides business customers with an integrated, connected fleet management solution soon to be available for activation through TMCA's extensive dealership network.
  • Toyota Australia Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the launch of Toyota Halo delivers new levels of fleet management functionality to enable businesses to fully optimise their fleet operations.
  • Fleetsu are leaders in connected car platform technology, specializing in data processing, analytics and fleet automation solutions for fleet owners across the globe.

Toyota Celebrates Launch of New GR Yaris in Japan with Virtual Event

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 5:42am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Celebrating the launch of the all-new GR Yaris in Japan, on sale nationwide through Toyota dealers starting from September 4, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing announced today that it will hold an event, called the GR YARIS ONLINE FES, that will display virtual images of the GR Yaris to fans, starting at 7:30 p.m. on September 16 (available only in Japanese).

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Celebrating the launch of the all-new GR Yaris in Japan, on sale nationwide through Toyota dealers starting from September 4, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing announced today that it will hold an event, called the GR YARIS ONLINE FES, that will display virtual images of the GR Yaris to fans, starting at 7:30 p.m. on September 16 (available only in Japanese).
  • This event will communicate the ideas incorporated in the development of the GR Yaris and its development story, together with information about the GR FACTORY.
  • Additionally, President Akio Toyoda, in his Morizo master driver persona, will drive the GR Yaris and offer the opportunity for a VR(1) drive-along.
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.

Toyota Rolls Out All-New Yaris Cross in Japan

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:00am

Revamping the Typical Concept of a Compact SUV, Yaris Cross Provides Novel Value

Key Points: 
  • Revamping the Typical Concept of a Compact SUV, Yaris Cross Provides Novel Value
    Toyota City, Japan, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced the release of the Yaris Cross, a new-model compact SUV.
  • The Yaris Cross will be available through Toyota dealers nationwide from August 31.
  • Specifically, as with the Yaris, the all-new Yaris Cross is Toyota's first compact vehicle to adopt the TNGA platform (GA-B).
  • Although a compact SUV, the Yaris Cross offers easy-to-use and uncompromising luggage room that supports the active lifestyle of its driver and passengers.