Ahead of the planned ending of lockdown 3.0 and the gradual lifting of restrictions, it is expected that the number of holidays abroad is set to plummet, with people deciding to stay at home or treat themselves to a much-needed staycation.
In this article, we look at the towing capacities of the latest Toyota models, ensuring you are well informed before taking that long weekend away.
As one of the most frequently asked questions received through our busy social media platforms, we thought it best to clearly inform the towing capabilities of current Toyota models, and what better time than now as families plan staycation holidays and business owners think about the capabilities of new fleet purchases.
The following table lists all new Toyota models currently on sale and their maximum applicable towing figures. The blank spaces represent models that have either not been engineered to tow or are not homologated to tow in the United Kingdom. In these cases, luggage carrying capacity can always be increased with official Toyota touring accessories, such as roof bars and boxes.
Toyota towing capacities
|MODEL||TOWING CAPACITY (UNBRAKED)||TOWING CAPACITY (BRAKED)||MAXIMUM NOSE WEIGHT|
|Corolla (all models)||450kg||750kg||75kg|
|C-HR (all models)||725kg||725kg||75kg|
|Land Cruiser (all models)||750kg||3,000kg||120kg|
|Hilux (all models)||750kg||3,000kg||140kg|
|Proace City (1.5D 75)||-||-||-|
|Proace City (1.5D 100)||750kg||1,250kg||74kg|
|Proace Verso (1.5D) 750kg||750kg||1,800kg||72kg|
|Proace Verso (2.0D)||750kg||2,300kg||72kg|
What is the difference between braked and unbraked trailers?
Most larger trailers and caravans feature an integrated braking system that is activated through a mechanical link from the tow bar. This means that when the tow car brakes, the inertia of this force prompts the application of what is known as the ‘overrun brakes,’ which are installed to reduce the braking effort carried out by the tow car. Smaller, lighter trailers with no integrated braking system are called ‘unbraked’ and are entirely free-wheeling. These trailers, therefore, rely on the tow car to carry out all the brake effort.
Why is nose weight important?
Nose weight refers to the maximum vertical load that is exerted on the tow bar by the attached trailer or caravan (this also applies to tow bar-mounted cycle carriers). This figure is established by Toyota to maintain a safe level of traction and steering through the front wheels.
Our showroom is now open once again, meaning we're back delivering the service you know with the safety you expect.
For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.