Following the unveiling of the Lexus LF-NX HV compact premium crossover concept at this year?s Frankfurt Motor Show, a new version -the Lexus LF-NX Turbo- makes its world debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has announced that it will develop a GT86 R3 rally car as part of its customer motorsport programme. The rear-wheel drive sports car will be converted to R3 specification and made available to private competitors, with delivery expected for the 2015 season.
The all-new Lexus RC will make its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show on November 20, 2013. Two Lexus RC models will be displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show – the RC 350 with 3.5L V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with 2.5L engine.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia (TMMR) has announced that it will start local production of the current generation Toyota RAV4 model as of 2016. The decision to add the Toyota RAV4 production to TMMR’s operations has been made following the strong sales of this vehicle in Russia.
Appearing in its World Premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Yaris Hybrid-R concept car amalgamates the advanced technology of the compact volume seller Toyota Yaris Hybrid with high-performance engineering motivated by Toyota’s racing prototype, the TS030 HYBRID, which took part at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship.
A new Lexus mid-sized crossover concept, the LF-NX, will make its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). According to Lexus, this concept aims to explore the potential for a mid-sized crossover within the Lexus model range. The LF-NX crossover concept is powered by a new variant of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system tuned for SUV performance.
Toyota Motor Europe has released its ‘2013 Le Mans 24 Hours: The Ultimate Endurance Race’ short film, available online. The new film looks back at Toyota Racing team’s last outing at the 90th anniversary running of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race.
Japanese driver Yudai Jinkawa emerged victorious in Race 1 of the MRF 1600 race at Round 3 of the MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the MMRT in Chennai. He was followed closely by Ashwin Sundar and Tarun Reddy, who continues to impress in only his third competitive race weekend.