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Toyota at Paris Motor Show 2018

Our shift towards becoming an overall mobility company
As the automotive industry enters a once-in-a-century transformation, Toyota has started a shift from being a pure car company towards becoming an overall mobility company – offering ever better mobility for all.

At this year’s Paris Motor Show, Toyota showcases two key innovation pillars: hybrid technology and Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) – both reflected in the all new Corolla Touring Sports, alongside the full reveal of its Hatchback sibling, the debut of the new RAV4 Hybrid and the return of Camry to Europe.


The all-new Corolla showcases a more dynamic design, which differentiates between the sporting, compact Hatchback and the sleek, versatile Touring Sports more strongly than ever before. With a brand new 2.0-litre self-charging hybrid powertrain joining the engine line-up, the new 2018 Corolla model range also marks the debut of Toyota’s dual hybrid strategy.

In fact, all core models will now be available with a choice of two hybrid powertrains. On the one hand, a 122hp, 1.8-litre engine offering all the fourth generation hybrid system’s strengths, including improved response and linearity, and the traditional benefits of fuel efficiency and a relaxing drive. On the other hand, a 180hp, 2.0-litre engine, matching these strengths with greater power on demand, effortless acceleration and more dynamic, ‘fun to drive’ characteristics.

The new Corolla range’s TNGA GA-C platform guarantees a more rewarding driving experience thanks to a centre of gravity that is lowered by 10mm, multi-link rear suspension fitted as a standard across the model range, and a 60% more rigid body shell through the use of high-strength steel as reinforcement in key areas.


The all-new fifth generation RAV4 takes the SUV into a new era of performance, capability and safety, advances that are underpinned by the first use of a TNGA platform in an SUV and a powerful new design. As well as providing more space and comfort, the cabin displays exceptional quality and finish throughout. The new RAV4 remains unique in its class in offering customers a self-charging hybrid powertrain – the new 2.5-litre, 222 DIN hp TNGA hybrid powertrain delivering step-changes in power, responsiveness and efficiency, with best-in-class fuel economy and emissions levels.

At the same time, the new RAV4 Hybrid’s electric AWD system has been re-engineered and enhanced to provide much stronger performance in challenging conditions and secure handling on slippery surfaces. The new RAV4 is also the first Toyota to benefit from additional Toyota Safety Sense features that extend the use of advanced technologies to help prevent accidents and provide greater driver assistance, including systems that introduce a degree of automated driving.


After 14 years of absence, the Toyota Camry returns in Europe, now also incorporating hybrid technology. Making its European debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the new Toyota Camry Hybrid combines stylish design and superior comfort levels with the high efficiency of its latest generation self-charging hybrid powertrain.

The all-new Camry builds on all the core values that have made it so popular: leading levels of QDR (quality, durability and reliability), quietness and ride quality with head-turning new exterior and interior design, outstanding comfort and roominess, state-of-the-art powertrain technology featuring an all-new 2.5-litre self-charging hybrid powertrain that combines fuel efficiency, low emissions and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness for newfound levels of driving pleasure. Key to the new Camry’s enhanced dynamic abilities and superior ride quality is its all-new, TNGA-based GA-K platform.

An engaging drive is ensured thanks to increased torsional rigidity, a new rear double wishbone suspension and a significantly lowered centre of gravity.

Toyota Yaris GR Sport

Inspired by the exclusive Yaris GRMN performance hatchback, the new Yaris GR SPORT is set to bring more sports driving pleasure to Toyota’s supermini range. Toyota’s return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 led to the development of the performance focused Yaris GRMN, which won high critical acclaim and was a sell-out success with all 400 examples snapped up by customers before the car reached the showroom.

The new GR SPORT takes the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing sporting influence to the heart of the Yaris range, delivering genuine fun-to-drive performance and sports styling. The GRMN-inspired modifications are focused on the suspension, giving the car engaging handling and responsiveness. It uses Sachs Performance shock absorbers similar to those fitted to the GRMN and a solid (rather than hollow) anti-roll bar to gain extra rigidity.

The black 17-inch cast alloy wheels are exclusive to the GR SPORT, but are fitted with the same Bridgestone Potenza RE50 205/45R17 tires as the GRMN model. The GR SPORT is exclusively a five-door and will be available with the Yaris’ standard 1.5-litre self-charging hybrid powertrain.


Toyota is paying tribute to the original Yaris by introducing a new Y20 grade to its 2019 model range, marking the 20th anniversary of its successful B segment car displayed for the first time at Paris Motor Show in 1998. Through two decades and three generations, Yaris has become firmly established as Toyota’s best-selling model in Europe. The revised Yaris range, revealed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show, will offer a new multimedia system that enables smartphone integration.

In fitting style, there will be an initial production run of 1,998 Launch Edition Y20 models featuring the same gold paintwork used by the first Yaris back in 1998, but with the contemporary twist of a bi-tone dark grey roof. Standard and bi-tone versions will be available, the latter matching silver, pearl or black bodywork colours with a new dark grey finish for the roof. The exterior styling uses dark grey features to distinguish the Y20 within the Yaris line up.

Second generation Toyota Safety Sense

Committed to achieving a safe mobility society, Toyota believes it is important to promote an approach which involves people, vehicles, and the traffic environment, as well as the pursuit of ‘real-world safety’ by learning from accidents and incorporating that knowledge into vehicle development. Moving one step closer to its ultimate goal of an automotive society with zero accidents, Toyota now rolls out the second generation of Toyota Safety Sense.

The upgraded active safety package features a single lens camera and millimeter wave radar. The performance of both systems has been enhanced to expand the scope of hazard detection and improve functionality.

The new system unit has also been reduced in size for ease of installation across the Toyota model lineup. Toyota Safety Sense now includes two upgraded versions of the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). In addition, it introduces a new Lane Trace Assist (LTA) for advanced driving support.

  • Pre-collision system
    Road sign assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
    Automatic High Beam
  • Lane trace assist

Innovative approach to press conference

Toyota is applying innovation to its media communication as well, by replacing the traditional “on-stand” press conference with a new digital on-demand format that can be experienced at any time – either on stand or on-line, whether at the motor show itself, or anywhere else in the world.

The digital press conference will be hosted on a microsite under the following URL: parisms.toyota-europe.com as well as via the Toyota Motor Europe YouTube channel.