Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...
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Vehicle Overview The Prius V joined the expanding Prius lineup in 2011 as a 2012 model. For the North American market the “V” is basically a wagon version of the regular Prius. In other markets the Prius V is sold as a three-row multi-person vehicle, which means all versions worldwide include second row seating set… Continue Reading...
Whether they come in the form of a subcompact hatchback or a full-sized pickup, hybrids are some of the most technically advanced vehicles on the road today. Blending the best of internal combustion and electric propulsion these cars and trucks can save drivers major dollars at the filling station thanks to their Star Wars-grade technology… Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Over 60 percent of the hybrids on the road in California sport a Toyota emblem, the Japanese automaker has revealed. Continue Reading...
According to a new study from a social analytics company, the Toyota Prius was the most talked about hybrid vehicle online. Continue Reading...
Coming off record sales last year in the U.S., the Prius family might not reach its 2013 target and the blame, says Toyota, lies squarely with dropping fuel prices Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Toyota and The Audubon Society want to encourage drivers to take the scenic route this summer. Its “Exit the Highway” campaign highlights scenic drives to natural attractions in over 60 cities and offers the chance to win a free Prius V. Continue Reading...
When it was first introduced 15 years ago, even many at Toyota had little faith in the pug nosed Prius. But now the automaker can unequivocally state that it’s no longer a niche product, with sales numbers for the first quarter of 2012 ranking the gasoline-electric hybrid as the world’s third best selling car. Continue Reading...
Toyota is the brand to beat when it comes to hybrid vehicles, and the recently launched Prius c subcompact helps reinforce that trend. According to Toyota, the Prius c, which launched on March 12, has sold 1,201 in its first three days on the market, making it one of the company’s fastest selling vehicles. In… Continue Reading...
Toyota worked hard to bring the Prius nameplate from obscurity to common parlance, whether its loved by save-the-planet tree huggers or hated by gas-wasting macho men, few can feign ignorance to the world’s most iconic hybrid. “With the four cars, you’re seeing the entire Prius family short-term. For the long term, we continue to evaluate… Continue Reading...
We’ve seen plenty of the i3 and i8 concepts from BMW, and now reports are coming in that BMW is developing an i5 to fill the gap between the two upcoming models. Autobild is reporting that the i5 will be a midsized MPV and looks to target the Toyota Prius V market, but we’re thinking… Continue Reading...
Earlier this month a new reports noted that Chevrolet Volt sales were more successful in its first year than the sales numbers of the Toyota Prius hybrid on its first year back in 2000. What little optimism Chevrolet might have had on the Volt’s sales performance were quickly silenced when data revealed that Toyota dealt… Continue Reading...
It’s sales are but a drop in the bucket for Honda, but the Civic GX, recently renamed the NG, might have a chance to grow its market share thanks to efforts by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to expand U.S. infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. The fact is, there is so much natural gas available in the U.S. that it’s… Continue Reading...
Toyota is looking to ride their successful Prius wave to the future, hoping to revive its US sales that has taken a hit thanks to heavy recalls and the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. With two new Prius models on the horizon, Toyota also announced they’ll be entering new market segments with hybrids,… Continue Reading...
With the unveiling of the production version of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in Frankfurt, Toyota still believes the mainstream adoption of hybrid vehicles is still in its early stages. Speaking to Automotive News, Toyota engineering VP Takeshi Uchiyamada commented that the Japanese auto giant expects hybrid sales to account for 20 percent of all vehicles… Continue Reading...
Toyota is promising a lot with its new Prius c. The upcoming baby Prius is set to up the driving enjoyment factor, while offering even better fuel economy than the standard Prius, while coming in at a price under the current model. And based on the concept shown at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this… Continue Reading...
After first introducing the Prius v at the Detroit Auto Show in January, Toyota has now released complete specifications on the new hybrid wagon with one important change; the car’s fuel economy. Back at Detroit, execs said they expected the car to achieve a 42/38-mpg (city/highway) fuel economy rating with a combined 40-mpg number. Toyota… Continue Reading...
Reports of the Toyota Prius V’s delay have been greatly exaggerated. According to the company, the Prius V is on track for a U.S. fall debut, after all. The Prius V had been previously reported to be delayed across all markets, due to the Japanese earthquake. But a brief note from Toyota USA’s Torrance, California… Continue Reading...
Remember a few weeks back when we asked you what the plural of Prius would be? Well, you let Toyota know what you thought sounded best, and they have decided to go with ‘Prii’ as the preferred plural term. The campaign, which started on January 10, finally came to a close after more than 1.8… Continue Reading...
It’s not exactly news that Toyota‘s reputation has been battered and bruised over the past year and a half, and now the Japanese automaker is looking to win back favor with American consumers. And what better venue to do that than the Chicago Auto Show, one of the best attended shows in the country and… Continue Reading...
It’s time to put on your thinking caps, because Toyota wants you to do some serious thinking. In the automaker’s newest marketing campaign, they want you to tell them what the plural of Prius should be. This campaign comes after the introduction of the new Prius V at the Detroit Auto Show, and the announcement… Continue Reading...
Fulfilling a promise from a year ago Toyota has expanded the Prius badge into a brand, unveiling a family of vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Along with the third-gen Prius and Prius Plug-in Hybrid, is the Prius v (a mid-size hatchback/wagon) as well as the Prius c Concept, which takes… Continue Reading...