MEDIA ADVISORY: Toyota Canada President & CEO Larry Hutchinson and Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Alexander Wurz Open The 2020 Canadian International Auto Show With Toyota’s Vision For The Future Of The Automobile

Media Day: February 13, 2020 – 8:00 AM

TORONTO, ONTARIO. – FEBRUARY 6, 2020 – At a time when many in the auto industry are focussed on autonomous vehicle technologies and environmental performance, it’s fair to ask if activities such as auto shows and motorsports are still relevant. Toyota Canada President & CEO Larry Hutchinson and Alexander Wurz – two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an advisor to Toyota GAZOO Racing – will address those questions, and more, as they open the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

During their opening address, Hutchinson and Wurz will also welcome the Toyota TS050 Hybrid Race Car #8 – back-to-back winner of the 2018 and 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. This is the first time the TS050 Hybrid Race Car #8 has been exhibited in Canada.

In addition to the TS050, the Toyota exhibit features the Canadian debut of the Toyota Supra Track Concept, plus the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the forthcoming Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid. These join a full range of fun-to-drive, fun-to-own sedans, coupes and hatchbacks… plus stylish and versatile crossovers and minivans… and ready-for-anything SUVs and pick-up trucks.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore innovative Toyota technologies including the advanced safety technologies in Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, the world’s most popular and proven hybrid powertrains, and the powerful yet intuitive communications features of Connected Services by Toyota.

Media Advisory
Accredited members of the media are invited to preview the TS050, the Toyota GR Supra Track Concept, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime and 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, plus the company’s full portfolio of vehicles at the auto show’s Media Day:

  • WHAT: Canadian reveals of the TS050 Hybrid Race Car and Toyota Supra Track Concept, plus 2021 RAV4 Prime and 2020 Highlander Hybrid
  • WHERE: Canadian International Auto Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toyota exhibit
  • WHEN: February 13, 2020
    • 08:00 A.M. at John Basset Theatre
    • 10:45 A.M. Open Media Call in Toyota Exhibit (South Building)
  • WHO: 
    • Larry Hutchinson, President & CEO, Toyota Canada Inc.
    • Alex Wurz – two-time 24 hours of Le Mans winner and an advisor to Toyota Gazoo Racing’s World Endurance Championship team
    • Spokespeople for interviews

For further information or to set up interviews, contact:

Romaric Lartilleux
Toyota Canada Inc. 
+1 416 986-3469

Nirali Raval
Toyota Canada Inc.   
+1 416 570 5543

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over eight million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.


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