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 |  Jun 10 2014, 2:00 PM

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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.

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 |  Jun 10 2014, 8:52 AM

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One of the world’s largest automakers is planning for the future, looking into new technology to takes cars further. 

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 |  Jun 09 2014, 3:20 PM

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Though it could improve performance, a Scion FR-S hybrid is unlikely.

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 |  Jun 09 2014, 8:02 AM

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Toyota is pushing forward ahead of schedule with its plan to launch a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 3:15 PM

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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.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 7:32 AM

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Volkswagen’s seven-seat crossover for the North American market may be delayed, but the German automaker has huge plans to expand its SUV lineup.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 9:41 AM

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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.

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 |  May 23 2014, 12:18 PM

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Toyota wants to continue working with US electric-car builder Tesla on battery technology after a battery-supply agreement between the two companies ends this year. 

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 |  May 22 2014, 12:35 PM

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Toyota has announced three new recall campaigns that apply to 430,500 vehicles in the US. 

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 |  May 22 2014, 10:32 AM

Terms of Endearment


Top 10 Worst Vehicle Nicknames

Like ‘em or not, nicknames are a way of life. Perhaps you were called four eyes as a child because of your glasses. If your teeth were bedazzled with braces train tracks may have been a more appropriate term of endearment.

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 |  May 21 2014, 11:02 AM

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For 2014, Toyota is keeping its title as the most valuable car brand.

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 |  May 20 2014, 6:02 PM

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Toyota will forgo further development in pure electric vehicles in search of what it sees as more promising alternative fuel vehicles.

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 |  May 20 2014, 1:07 PM

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Toyota hopes to boost the efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by as much as 10 percent through a new semiconductor that uses less energy.

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 |  May 20 2014, 11:02 AM

The Yaris is sold as a Hybrid, just not here.


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The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop.

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 |  May 10 2014, 8:30 AM

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Tesla has announced its deal to supply Toyota with battery packs for the RAV4 EV will conclude this year.

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Should I Buy a Toyota Prius V 2012-2014

2012 - 2014 Toyota Prius Used Car Review

 |  May 03 2014, 8:00 AM

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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 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.

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2014 Minivan Comparison Test

Still the Champions of Practicality

 |  May 01 2014, 2:02 PM

It's a Minivan Jamboree


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Minivans may no longer be the default vehicle for growing families, but that doesn’t mean these practical do-it-all boxes should be ignored.

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 |  Apr 28 2014, 2:55 PM

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Toyota probably isn’t the first automotive company that comes to mind when you think of Texas, but that isn’t stopping the Japanese giant from shifting its North American headquarters to the Lone Star State.

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 |  Apr 27 2014, 9:58 PM

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Toyota is believed to be planning to move some of its offices from California to Texas.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 1:32 PM

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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.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 12:53 PM

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Japan’s largest auto brand has once again captured the coveted title of world’s largest automaker.

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2006-2011 Toyota Camry Used Car Review

Best Seller for a Reason

 |  Apr 23 2014, 12:00 PM

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Vehicle Overview

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.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 3:29 PM

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Spreading its new philosophy of “no boring cars,” Toyota rolled out the refreshed Camry today in New York.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 8:10 AM

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Want to see what Toyota has in store for America’s best-selling car?

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