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The analysts and number crunchers at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch released the findings of their latest Car Wars study, a report that tracks industry product trends. The results are surprising; market-share fluctuations are expected to remain small. But Ford and Honda are both projected to gain in the coming years with Nissan on track to lose share.
One of the world’s largest automakers is planning for the future, looking into new technology to takes cars further.
Hybrid vehicles are available in a greater variety than ever before, but their share of the overall auto market declined from 2013 to 2014 according to Polk.
Toyota’s struggling Scion brand will soon get some much needed new product, with an insider confirming a new hatchback will be added to the lineup as well as a product the brand has never before offered, a sedan.
2012 - 2014 Toyota Prius Used Car Review
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 on adjustable rails. This cargo flexibility combined with 50 percent more interior volume compared to the regular Prius gives the Prius V a sizable utility advantage.
Power for the Prius V comes from the same 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-engine gasoline engine paired to an electric motor as found in the regular Prius. Total system power is rated at 134 hp which is adequate for the 3,274 lbs. hybrid wagon. Since its introduction in 2011, not much has changed for the Prius V other than minor shuffling of the features available in each trim package.
Shop Used Car Classifieds: Used Toyota Prius V for Sale
Still the Champions of Practicality
You might be surprised by the brands that fared best in a new study examining how knowledgeable dealership sales staff are about plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Japan’s largest auto brand has once again captured the coveted title of world’s largest automaker.
Best Seller for a Reason
The 2007 model year saw the introduction of the sixth generation Toyota Camry. Styling was a departure from previous Camrys, but Toyota continued to sell this car in large numbers.