Toyota Enters 2014 Dakar Rally, Will Race Land Cruiser 200 SUV Running On Biodiesel
Toyota "has entered a team in the 2014 Dakar Rally," according to KYODO. The team plans to run a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 SUV in the "roughly 5,500-km off-road race that runs through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from Jan. 4 to 18." The Land Cruiser will "run on biodiesel made from used cooking oil," emitting 60% less carbon dioxide than regular diesel. Driver Jun Mitsuhashi said, "I want to compete on the world stage in a Japanese car and with Japanese technology" (KYODO, 12/12).