The question is? Is Toyota a leader in Low Emission Vehicles (LEVs), OR, a red-hot racer company? It’s hard to tell sometimes!
We all know the head of the company, Akio Toyoda, is a rev-head, and advocate-in-chief of Gazoo Racing – based in Cologne, Germany.
On the other hand, there’s the almost constant flow of new models joining the company’s catalogue, wearing a HYBRID badge.
So, the next cab off the rank will be a GR version of the venerable Corolla nameplate, due in Australia next year, powered by the same giant-killing three-cylinder turbo engine which powers the Yaris.
It joins the GR86 and the GR Yaris.
Then there’s Toyota’s venture into the highly-sophisticated sector of the Low-E market, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs), represented by the Toyota Mirai.
To complete the conundrum, there’s the Le Mans-winning GR010 Hypercar!
Whatever sort of company you think Toyota is, there’s always a surprise around the next corner. Remember Toyota’s motorsport history actually dates back 60 years!
And you thought Toyotas were just beige and boring! Think again.