The road makes the car.

We are looking for different types of roads all over the world.There is no limit to making ever-better cars.So we are coming back to the WRC road.#Car#Vehicle#TOYOTA#WRC?Rally

Posted by Toyota Global on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

A new video has emerged on Toyota’s facebook page, showing Morizo (Akio Toyoda) “talking to the road.” The video also highlights the brand’s return to the World Rally Championship, in 2017, and the reason behind the decision.

“The road makes the car. We are looking for different types of roads all over the world. There is no limit to making ever-better cars,” Morizo said. Engaging with four-time WRC champion, Tommi Makinen, Toyoda is the one behind the wheel of the Toyota 86.

This is followed by highlights of the TRD Rally Challenge that took place across Japan and Australia. The video then showcases various surfaces that the 86 was put to the test, including gravel, wet and dry roads, Toyoda then explained, “once again, I feel that communicating with the road is really profound. It’s touching.”

At the end, Toyoda explained the decision behind the re-entry – “to create ever-better cars, to bring smiles to even more people – we are coming back to the WRC road. Rallies are held on the roads on which people actually drive, rally cars are based upon real cars in the market,” he said, adding “we will keep communicating with the roads to develop our skill in the making of ever-better cars.”

Toyota confirmed its re-entrance into the championship in 2017 and it will be fielding the Yaris WRC. The rally car sports a 1.6 litre turbocharged direct-injection engine with over 300 hp. Meanwhile, Autosport reports that the Yaris WRC will begin its testing this month.