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 |  Feb 18 2014, 7:02 PM

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The Toyota Prius family was the most popular vehicle line in the state of California for the second year in a row.

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 9:05 AM

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When the next-generation Toyota Prius arrives it will come equipped with the company’s latest and greatest hybrid powertrain and ride atop an all new platform, but the most dramatic change might just be the way it looks.

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 |  Nov 25 2013, 10:31 AM

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Toyota is committed to bringing its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. market by 2015 and when it does there’s a chance that car will be a member of the Prius family.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 9:03 AM

Ford-Plug-In-Sales-Main-ArtWhen it comes to electrified cars Toyota is the undisputed champion with its popular lineup of Prius models, but Ford is hard at work building brand recognition for its lineup of battery-powered vehicles. Things must be working out well because the Blue Oval is crowing about sales of its plug-in hybrids.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 12:31 PM

Driving the Future from the Past… Today!


Main-ArtThe Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 9:45 AM

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Toyota’s Prius hybrid is the target of a new class action lawsuit alleging that the automaker misrepresented its pre-collision warning system in the Prius V. 

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 |  Sep 30 2013, 11:02 AM

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Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada predicted today that hybrid vehicles are here for the long haul.

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 |  Aug 29 2013, 10:02 AM

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When it comes to hybrids, Toyota is the undisputed king. The Japanese automaker’s ultra-efficient Prius is practically the gold standard when it comes to economical motoring, but just because they’ve been successful over the past 15 years doesn’t mean they’re slowing down.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 4:19 PM

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Toyota pulled back the covers today at its Hybrid World Tour event in Michigan, giving a small glimpse of advanced fuel-saving technologies currently in development.

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 |  Aug 28 2013, 3:06 PM

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Toyota executive Bob Carter challenged the U.S. auto industry today in a call to increase the number of hybrid cars on the road.

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 |  Jul 29 2013, 4:00 PM

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Over 60 percent of the hybrids on the road in California sport a Toyota emblem, the Japanese automaker has revealed.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 4:02 PM

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Toyota has launched wave two of the “Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge,” building on the success of its first wave which launched in May.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 1:02 PM

10. Lexus CT


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Car thefts have dropped an average 13 percent each year since 2006 according to the latest data from the government safety regulators.

With that in mind, this is the list of the 10 car least likely to disappear from the driveway while you’re busy playing Rip Van Winkle.

Kicking off the list is the Lexus CT, an entry-level hybrid that began sales in the U.S. in March 2011. The CT 200h is powered by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with 98 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque paired with an electric motor for a combined system output of 134 hp and 153 lb-ft of torque. NHTSA reports 0.2 thefts in 2011 per 1,000 vehicles produced.

 |  Jul 03 2013, 4:32 PM

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Toyota has announced that its Prius vehicle has passed the three million unit mark in global sales.

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 |  Jun 09 2013, 4:02 PM

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Recapping the most watched videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel this week, here’s a chance to catch up on what everyone else is talking about. This past week, AutoGuide was on hand for the official unveiling of the all-new, 2014 Toyota Corolla. Check out what the Japanese automaker has done to its entry-level, popular sedan.

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 |  Jun 05 2013, 6:53 AM

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Toyota has announced a recall of 87,000 Prius and Lexus HS250h models from the 2010 model year.

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 |  Feb 25 2013, 12:44 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Toyota Prius cars ranging from model years 2004 to 2009 because of a possible defect with the steering column.

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 |  Feb 17 2013, 11:32 AM

Toyota and Lexus hybrid models are gaining popularity in Europe, where diesel engines are typically more popular.

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 |  Dec 28 2012, 9:48 AM

New analysis from independent testing outfit Consumer Repots says that the Toyota Prius provides the most value in the North American auto industry. 

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 3:01 PM

Ford’s C-Max Hybrid only has two months of reported sales under its belt and it’s already outpacing the first two months of Toyota Camry Hybrid sales, making it the fastest selling hybrid at launch.

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 |  Dec 16 2012, 11:01 AM

The Ford C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid combined for more sales in November than the Toyota Prius plug-in and Prius v models.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 12:32 PM

The Toyota Prius’ safety is getting a bump in an unlikely way, as it has been reported by the National Insurance Crime Bureau that in a group of similarly aged vehicles, the Prius is unlikely to be stolen.

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 |  Nov 14 2012, 2:27 AM

Toyota will conduct two voluntary safety recalls on 2004-2009 Prius models, one to replace the steering intermediate extension shaft and another to replace the electric water pump for the hybrid system.

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 |  Nov 08 2012, 6:45 PM

Toyota was proud to announce that it had reached global sales of 4.6-million hybrid vehicles, with 1.02-million hybrids sold this year alone up to October 31, 2012.

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