January 18, 2018

Dropside and tipper options extend Hilux appeal

Pick-up trucks are probably the toughest light commercial vehicles on the market, built to handle off-road work on construction sites and farms. While the sector continues to move inexorably upmarket, with luxurious leather-clad interiors and ever-larger alloy wheels, there are still plenty of users for whom the pick-up really is a working truck.

Toyota steps up its LCV offer

Hard on the heels of the success of its latest Hilux, Toyota is stepping up its commitment to the commercial vehicle sector with its new Proace.

The ups and downs of the pick-up market

The 1-tonne pick-up market is becoming increasingly busy, as manufacturers rush to claim a share of a growing sector that could account for as many as 45,000 registrations in the UK this year. Dan Gilkes tries the latest Toyota Hilux, the recently launched Fiat Fullback and a revised VW Amarok.

Toyota issue statement on misuse of registered trademark by Vote Leave

Toyota is considering making a formal legal complaint over the use of its trademarks by the official Vote Leave campaign. The company have issued the below statement: “It has come to our attention that the Vote Leave official election communication contains Toyota’s logos and trademarks and could mislead the reader into thinking that Toyota endorses […]

Vans galore at CV Show

The focus of the CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham was vans as most truck manufacturers were absent. It was a bumper year for LCVs with a record number of new vehicles unveiled.

CV Show preview: Year of the van

This year’s CV Show (26-28 April, NEC Birmingham) is very much about the vans, with the majority of truck manufacturers taking a year away. There will be a host of new LCVs on show, as manufacturers prepare for the introduction of Euro 6 emissions standards in September, as well as a huge range of products […]

First major fleet deal for Proace

The new Toyota Proace medium-duty van had to prove its worth in a rigorous fleet tender process for Toyota Material Handling UK. TMHUK, which provides national sales and servicing for Toyota forklift trucks and warehouse equipment, says it found Proace to be “the best vehicle on offer, thanks to its functionality and excellent cost-of-ownership performance”. […]

Toyota back in the LCV ring with Proace

The Toyota Proace, the new model that will return the company to the heart of the medium duty van market, goes on sale in the spring with deliveries to customers expected in the second quarter. Proace has been developed in a new collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën as a replacement for the Toyota Hiace. Production […]

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Toyota has once again restyled its venerable Hilux pick-up range with Euro 5 engines leading the changes for the 2012 line-up.