Toyota Land Cruiser photoToyota’s success in designing and building cleaner, more efficient cars has earned it the title of “Green Manufacturer of the Year” in the Fleet News Awards.

The accolade reflects not only the impact of its industry-leading hybrid model range, but also its manufacturing strategy, which targets the reduction of energy and natural resources usage, waste and emissions.

In making the award, the judges commented: “Toyota’s single-minded focus on hybrid is really paying off with models offering outstanding levels of efficiency and low emissions.

“Its relentless approach to environmental initiatives also extends inwards with solar panels and recycling maximising the efficiency of its factories. Toyota is an environmental beacon not just for the motor industry, but for every industry.”

Toyota enjoyed further success at the awards, presented in London last night (March 21), with Land Cruiser being named the year’s “Best All-Round 4×4”.

The judges remarked: “Land Cruiser is the perfect choice for fleets looking for a 4×4 workhorse that is equally at home lugging equipment or towing trailers around on-road as it is tackling the trickiest of off-road routes. It also has low running costs for this category of vehicle making it perfect for utility and bluelight fleets.”