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Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

One of the most popular motor industry trends in recent years has been that of 'downsizing' engines--reducing capacity even in larger vehicles to improve fuel efficiency, while usually adding a turbocharger to make up for lost power. It's why Ford can now sell a 1.0-liter engine in the U.S. in its... read more

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2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid (Japanese version).

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Gets Facelift--In Japan

Often cars are updated first in their home market; here's a good example. The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is getting a few upgrades, but--so far--only in Japan. The... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

'Father Of The Prius' Stresses: Hybrids More Important To Toyota Than Electric Cars

For Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, hybrids are still the future. The man known as the "Father of the Prius" said Toyota still views hybrids as its top priority for... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Ads: Narrow Focus To Reach Electric-Car Buyers

Toyota is using a new type of advertising to sell its RAV4 EV electric crossover. The Japanese car maker is narrowing its focus by targeting customers identified as early... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV-R hydrogen fuel-cell concept car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vs Electric Car: Buyer Beliefs May Differ

In writing about green, fuel-efficient, and advanced technology cars, it's important to understand who buys them--and why. Volkswagen, for instance, found that diesel and... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Recall: 2006-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrids, 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h

Toyota announced yesterday that it would conduct a voluntary recall of 133,000 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX400h crossover utility vehicles. The affected vehicles cover... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Not For Us: Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept Fully Revealed For Frankfurt

Toyota has released more official images of its Yaris Hybrid-R Concept, a hotted-up hybrid Yaris due at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week. While it looks more or less like a... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota FCV-R Fuel Cell Concept Updated, Previews 2015 Production Car

Toyota says it's still on course for launching its first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by 2015, and has updated its FCV-R fuel cell concept for the 2013 Frankfurt... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Sells 23 Hybrids Globally; How Many Can You Name?

By this point, pretty much everyone can identify a Toyota Prius by its shape, and knows that it's a hybrid-electric vehicle. And most people know that Toyota sells many more... read more August 30, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon Hybrid (for Japanese market)

Toyota Crown Royal Saloon: Driving The 'Hybrid Brougham' Luxury Sedan

Have you ever wondered what a mid-size hybrid sedan would be like if it had the ride and handling of a Sixties Cadillac: big, soft, and wallowy? If so, Toyota has an answer... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Toyota RAV4 EV Lease Cut To Just $299 Per Month

Electric car prices have tumbled in the past year, with price cuts and lease deals making them far more affordable than they were just a couple of years ago. Latest to join... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

2016 Toyota Prius: Next Hybrid Aims For 55 MPG, More Room, Better Handling

Toyota today released a few more nuggets of information about the next, all-new generation of its Prius hybrid car. The all-new Prius, to be released in 2015, is likely to... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
2014 Toyota Corolla L

New 2014 Toyota Corolla L Base Model To Start At $17,610

Toyota has announced pricing for the 2014 Corolla Range, with an entry point of $17,610 for the Corolla L. Available in L, LE, S and LE Eco trim lines, Corolla pricing runs... read more August 27, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Does Toyota's Hybrid Leadership Blind It To Electric Cars?

Many who follow the progress of plug-in electric cars wonder why Toyota, despite its leadership in hybrids, lags other carmakers in its electric vehicles. The business... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota's Frankfurt Hybrid R Concept Is A Hybrid Hot Hatchback

Toyota has released its second teaser image of its Frankfurt Auto Show Hybrid R concept--and it's not at all what we thought it was. There was plenty to suggest that Toyota... read more August 13, 2013 by  1


 
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