Dad dot info form. Ask questions, get answers

Toyota’s ha-ha-hatchback gives plenty of smiles per gallon

Smiles per gallon are the order of the day as Toyota makes fun of its cars for Red Nose Day

The ticklish Toyota will have you crying with laughter

Tickle Toyota’s trendy Yaris ha-ha-hatchback and it really does chuckle and guffaw as you touch its tender spots.

As an official Red Nose Day partner, Toyota has turned from hybrid power to hilarity to engineer this strictly one-off model, bringing in expertise from Mr Men’s Mr Tickle.

Mr Tickle was personally involved in the development of the Yaris

“I was tickled pink to be part of this brilliant idea,” explained Mr Tickle while taking a break from tickling Toyota’s technicians. “And thanks to my long arms and tickly fingers, I was able to help the designers add tickle-points to all those hard-to-reach places.

“I hope the Toyota and the funny movie will make everyone smile and give what they can to wonderful Red Nose Day.”

The car may well be powered entirely by laughing gas

The creation of the funny family car was captured for a short fly-on-the-wall documentary. If you ever thought it was easy being funny, the comic agonies of these corporate comedians will make you think again.


The chortling city car will shortly start a tour of the country at Red Nose Day fund-raising events for Comic Relief, including the Danceathon taking place at Wembley Arena on 8 March.

Initially you’ll be able to see the ticklish Toyota at Birmingham’s Centenary Square on 17 February, a day later at Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens, and then on the 19th of February at the City Chambers in Glasgow.

“Toyota has made millions of cars, but never one like this before,” said Matt Harrison, Toyota GB president. “We hope the special Ticklish Toyota will help people have a real hoot raising money for Red Nose Day.”

Mr Tickle lends a hand

Related entries

Better Tyres, Safer Cars: More Manufacturers Choose Bridgestone

Better Tyres, Safer Cars: More Manufacturers Choose Bridgestone

You might think they're just black and round, but tyres transform a car... You’ll find Bridgestone tyres on more than 40 different models across 15 different car manufacturers, with the Japanese tyre firm taking on more than 120 new deals in 2018 alone. Vehicle...

Teaching Your Kids To Drive (Without Wrecking Your Car)

Teaching Your Kids To Drive (Without Wrecking Your Car)

Whether you've got a spanking new sports car or a beloved family runaround, teaching your children to drive your car is a nerve-wracking journey. Here's how to make sure they – and your vehicle – stay safe... In association with Adrian Flux From explaining the lights...

Latest entries

How To Keep Your Child Safe Online

How To Keep Your Child Safe Online

As a parent of a 10 year old who is rapidly approaching the age where he will be getting his own phone, I’m concerned about ensuring he isn’t exposed to a cavalcade of disturbing things online. I’m worrying about bullying, about him being contacted or making friends...

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Japan

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Japan

The Olympics have started! Despite a lack of fans (crowd noise will be piped into the stadiums instead) the event is still as important as ever and makes for great summer viewing. So at Dad.Info we have rounded up 21 interesting facts about Japan to both liberally...

How To Have A Holiday At Home

How To Have A Holiday At Home

If you’re anything like me and flip flopped about for ages, unsure what to do about booking a summer holiday this year amid constantly- changing Covid news, then you’ll be finding yourself at home for the summer. But while we may not be able to dip our toes in the...

Pin It on Pinterest