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July
2015
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Mirai and new auris alongside motor sports display at le rendez-vous toyota showroom in paris

&bull Exhibition of Toyota Mirai, the world's first production hydrogen-powered sedan, until the end of August

&bull Introduction of the new Auris featuring Toyota Safety Sense

&bull Celebration of Toyota's motor sports heritage

Located on the renowned Champs-Élysées in Paris, Le Rendez-Vous Toyota is hosting the new Mirai, the world's first production hydrogen-powered sedan.

Launched in Japan last December, and on sale in Europe as from September[1], the fuel cell sedan uses hydrogen as a source of fuel to generate the power needed to drive its motor while emitting only water. It combines superior environmental performance with a cruising range similar to a gasoline engine vehicle and a refuelling time of roughly three minutes.

Mirai will be joined by the new Auris, the best-selling hybrid in Europe, including a cut-body display to reveal the architecture of the vehicle's full hybrid powertrain. On sale since June, the new Auris features a more sophisticated exterior design, improved sensory quality, a more pleasant drive and a new engine line-up.

In addition, the model premieres Toyota Safety Sense, a new set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations. All Auris models equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense option will feature a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB) and Road Sign Assist (RSA).

Le Rendez-Vous Toyota is also celebrating Toyota's motor sports heritage with a dedicated display.

The Toyota FT-1 was unveiled in 2014 at the Detroit Motor Show and can been seen in France for the first time. The red study model gives a glimpse of Toyota's future sports car designs.

The concept car is accompanied by some of the brand's most famous race cars: the GT-One (TS020) which competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1998 and 1999, the 1999 World Rally Championship (WRC) winning Corolla WRC, and the TS040 HYBRID which won the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The motorsports display is completed by several WRC and WEC pilots' helmets and trophies.

Alongside the car displays, Le Rendez-Vous Toyota is offering various interactive activities, including a WEC driving simulator, educational games, pictures to be shared on social media and special gifts.

Located at 79 Avenue des Champs Élysées in Paris, Le Rendez-Vous Toyota is open from 10:30 am until 10:00 pm, Sunday to Wednesday, and from 10:30 am until midnight on Thursday to Saturday.


[1] Initial European sales are limited to Germany, Denmark and UK