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Toyota invites you to #ClimbWithRio this weekend

Toyota invites you to #ClimbWithRio this weekend
  • Team Angel Wolf set to climb the height of Burj Khalifa

Dubai, UAE, May 06 2020: More and more people all over the world have been taking part in virtual fitness challenges from the comfort of their homes. This weekend, Al-Futtaim Toyota is supporting the epic #ClimbWithRio challenge hosted by Team Angel Wolf, a long-time partner of the brand.

Team Angel Wolf is the Watson Family, dad Nick, mum Delphine, daughter Tia, 13 years old and son Rio a 17 years old teen with severe disabilities and a rare chromosome order. As a family, the Watson’s compete in many sporting events across the UAE, taking Rio along to join in the fun to spread awareness and integration of children with special needs in the UAE to promote sport, health and fitness within the community.

This Saturday, 9th May, as part of the challenge, Nick, with Rio strapped to his back, will aim to climb the equivalent of up and down the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, on the stairs at their home. That’s a height of 829.8 metres from the ground to the tip of the building and back down again!

Aurelio German, Brand and Marketing Manager at Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “We have been working with Nick and the Team Angel Wolf team for a number of years and have always been inspired by their determination. With this new challenge, they are set to face one of their toughest events yet and reach, literally, new heights. We encourage the people of the UAE to join them in this mission and come together to continue to keep fit, while raising awareness for this worthy cause.”

While we continue to stay at home, the Watson’s are encouraging the wider community to participate virtually, by choosing a famous landmark to climb the height of from their home and sharing their results via the Team Angel Wolf social pages, using the hashtag #ClimbWithRio. Landmarks could include The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur (452m), the Empire State Building in New York (443.2m) or Dubai’s Burj Al Arab (321m). The event is fully inclusive whatever your age, ability or confidence and participants can join at their own convenience between Friday 8th May and Sunday 10th May, either doing the distance all in one go or across the weekend. All you need is a flight of stairs!

The event, which has been approved by the Dubai Community Authority and Dubai Sports Council aims to create a more inclusive, healthier and kinder global community. Follow Nick and Rio’s journey on social media that will go live on Saturday 9th May at 8pm.

About Al-Futtaim Toyota

Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937, is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota is exclusively distributed in the UAE by the Al-Futtaim Automotive Division, part of Al-Futtaim Group, for over 6 decades, and has been leading the sustainable mobility movement since 2008. In addition to the large line-up of vehicles ranging from SUV, compact, sedan, coupe, MPV and LCV options, Al-Futtaim Toyota introduced Camry Electric Hybrid Vehicle (HEV) in 2008 to taxi operator fleets, in an effort to actively contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the UAE.

In 2016, Prius, the world’s most popular HEV for over 20 years was launched in the country, in order to actively support UAE Vision 2021’s environmental targets. 2017 saw the introduction of the zero-emission hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai, in a pilot aiming at studying the possibilities of establishing a hydrogen-based, carbon-free society. As part of the program, the Mirai is being showcased to a number of key government stakeholders and is taking part in a number of events to give the public an understanding of what the future of zero-emissions motoring could look like. 2019 witnessed the launch of the first Hybrid SUV in the UAE from Al Futtaim Toyota, the RAV4 Hybrid, and the first Corolla Hybrid Electric ever which joined the UAE’s Hybrid Nation to set new benchmarks for clean motoring.

While the Yaris Hatchback monopolizes the compact range, the Sedan series offers a wide choice of vehicles such as Yaris Sedan, Corolla, Camry and Avalon. The SUV range comprises the legendary Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, FJ Cruiser, Fortuner, Rush and RAV4. As for the MPV line-up, it features Innova, Previa and the 7-seat Avanza.  The LCV range covers the Land Cruiser Pick-up, Hilux, Hiace and Coaster. Dedicated to the purists’ sports car is the front-engine rear-wheel-drive Toyota 86.

In September 2019, after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra in the UAE, much to the delight of fans and loyalists across the country. With the all-new fifth-generation model, the legendary name returned to set the roads ablaze with a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story.

Continuing its history of providing quality products that meet the demands of the market, the Al-Futtaim company also introduced the luxury people mover – the new 2020 Granvia in the UAE. With the launch of the latest Granvia, Al-Futtaim Toyota is committed to taking charge of the growing demand for high-end shuttles.

For more information and to book a test drive of the latest Toyota models please visit www.toyota.ae; Social Media Handles ToyotaUAE.

About Al-Futtaim Automotive

Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main four operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognised automotive brands and services.

Operating in several countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 11,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, logistics and aftersales.

Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.

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