Toyota Camry News

  • 2010 Lexus GS 450h 4-door Sedan Hybrid Angular Front Exterior View

    In an effort to continue their dominance in the hybrid segment, Toyota will continue to expand its hybrid offerings with new models planned based on the Rav4, Lexus IS and Lexus GS model lines. Within the next 10 years, Toyota has plans to make hybrid variants of all models within their lineup.  Reaching that goal seems doable for the company as they continue to add more hybrid vehicles annually.  The latest reports show that when newly redesigned version of the model listed above debut, hybrid powertrains will become part of the lineup. The Lexus IS is scheduled for redesign a few years...

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    Recall Update: Reports Say Toyota and NHTSA Slow To Respond

    Toyota Takes More Heat For Automotive Recall Problems

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    Toyota and Lexus Recalls: Is Your Hybrid Affected?

    So much has happened around the Toyota and Lexus accelerator safety recalls over the last week that it's hard to keep it all straight. So we're taking our first stab at it by sorting out the impact of the recall on the many hybrids offered by Toyota and Lexus. The full scope of the latest recall...

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    Toyota Suspends Sales on Several Models, Recall Excludes Hybrid Products

    To say that Toyota has been hit hard with recalls recently is truly an understatement.  The company's most recent recall and stop sale involving a possible stuck accelerator has affected an estimated 2.3 million vehicles. As Toyota stated, "There is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal...

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    Toyota Aims To Produce 1 Million Hybrid Annually Beginning in 2011

    One million hybrids is certainly a lofty goal for any automaker to achieve and if anyone can do it, it is Toyota.  According to a report from the Nikkei Newspaper in Japan, the company plans to double its hybrid production by 2011 with an anticipated volume of 1 million units per year. As the...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

  • 2010 Lexus HS250h - front side

     The Lexus HS250h is essentially an upscale Prius.  It carries numerous components that are similar to those found in the Prius, but it does carry one additional detail not found on the Prius, the Lexus name.  Lexus, a make that is synonymous with luxury, coddling the driver, and offering an isolated, serene driving experience has failed to hold true to its high standards with the new Lexus HS250.  It's not that the vehicle is a total disappointment just that is doesn't live up to the Lexus nameplate and doesn't do enough to justify its price increase over the Toyota Prius. Consumer...

  • 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4-door Sedan (Natl) Front Exterior View
    Toyota to Produce Camry Hybrid in China

    Demand for hybrid vehicles has slowly been on the rise for quite some time.  In particular, Toyota models have fared well holding top sales spots across the board for hybrid vehicles.  Toyota sells more hybrid vehicles than all other automakers combined.  The company is not about to sit back and...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009
    EPA's Most Climate-Friendly Cars: All About Fuel Efficiency

    The dirty little secrets of Top 10 lists are in the methodology, as Forbes found out with its weirdly inaccurate "10 Dirtiest Cars" list. (It's the end of the year, so it's time for a lot of Top 10s.) But we see no such problems in the EPA Green Vehicle Guide, which rates vehicles not only on...

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    Green Tires From Orange Peels Use Less Oil, Bring Better MPGs

    Sadly, they're not actually orange. Nor do they smell like citrus when they get hot. But by infusing orange oil into natural rubber, a new line of tires from Yokohama cuts four-fifths of the petroleum needed to manufacture a tire. They lower rolling resistance too, meaning better fuel efficiency...

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    Toyota Prius To Become Brand's Biggest Seller Soon?

    Well, maybe "soon" is a bit of an overstatement. But Jim Lentz, the president of Toyota's U.S. arm, recently told Ward's Auto News that sales of the Prius--the best-selling hybrid in the U.S. market--could grow to equal those of the Toyota Camry sometime this decade. The Toyota Camry, including its...

  • Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG displayed at 2009 SEMA Show
    Is Toyota Planning To Build a Camry CNG Hybrid?

    If you've followed any of the news coming out of the 2009 SEMA Show, the mecca for modified cars, you may have seen that Toyota's display included a modified version of the Camry CNG Hybrid it showed last fall at the Los Angeles Auto Show.The Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG, which pairs the...

  • 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid

    Nissan has made a bigger bet on electric cars than any other automaker, with plans to launch its 2012 Leaf electric car globally. But if electric cars are the future of green vehicles, hybrids are today's state of the art. And there, Nissan has lagged. It is developing its own hybrid system, but CEO Carlos Ghosn told Automotive News at the Tokyo Motor Show that Nissan will just add hybrid technology to existing models. No special bodies Translation: It does not plan to offer any "dedicated" hybrids, or vehicles that are sold solely as hybrids, without a plain gasoline equivalent (e.g. the...

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    Prius Patent Problems? Trade Panel to Investigate Infringement Claim

    A U.S. trade panel has agreed to investigate claims that Toyota infringed privately held patents in designing its hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota is widely acknowledged to be the industry leader in hybrids, having sold more than 2 million globally since 1997. If the allegations are upheld by the...

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    Toyota Camry Hybrid to Become Australia's First Locally Built Hybrid Model

    Australia will begin production on it's first locally produced hybrid vehicle ever as they kick off the pilot production of the Toyota Camry Hybrid at the automaker's assembly plant in Melbourne. Toyota will begin with a pilot production of the vehicle in Melbourne as a way to test the process...

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    August U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Hit Highest MPG Since $4 Gasoline

    Thanks to the strong financial incentives offered by the Cash-For-Clunkers program, the average gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during August reached a record high: 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent from the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The calculations were done by the trade journal...

  • 2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Nipped And Tucked

    Until this spring, the Toyota Camry Hybrid was the only mass-market, four-door full hybrid sedan sold in the US. Then Ford introduced the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and reporters have been comparing the two ever since. Perhaps to keep up with a newer, younger, hotter rival, the 2010 Toyota Camry...

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    Toyota Prius vs 2010 Honda Insight: Kyle Considers Interior Space

    Kyle, our high-school correspondent, spends a lot of time driving himself among classes, sports events, and the other commitments in a heavily scheduled teenager's life. And often it's not just him in the car. Remember the old days of riding around with your friends? Kyle does his share of carpool...

  • Toyota Camry NASCAR pace car

    NASCAR is expanding into non-Detroit brands with the selection of a Toyota Camry Hybrid as the pace car for several races this summer

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    Review: 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Last week, I test drove a fossil fuel-powered Camry so that last night, when I test-drove the Camry hybrid, I would have a baseline for comparison. I ought to have used the Ford Fusion hybrid for that. Outside, the hybrid looks much the same as the standard Camry, except for the hybrid badging. The...

  • HC-CV Camry Hybrid Concept
    Toyota Camry Hybrid Concept Premiers in Melbourne

    As the Melbourne Auto Show draws to a close today, several premiers are still news worthy.  Toyota premiered the Toyota Camry Hybrid Concept called the HC-CV.  This concept closely hints at what the production version will look like when Toyota starts production early next year. The Toyota Camry...

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    Indy Cops Buy Camry Hybrids - Chevy Dealer Complains

    Detectives in Indianapolis will soon be driving Toyota Camry Hybrids to crime scenes. The city has already purchased 85 of the hybrid vehicles and expects to buy more. Indianapolis Mayor, Greg Ballard, cited fuel economy and reducing pollution as the primary motives for choosing hybrids. The cars...

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    Hyundai Green Effort = Blue Drive

    Hyundai Sonata Remember that South Korean automaker with a reputation for producing the cheapest econoboxes ever? These were the people who brought us the deplorable "Excel" in the early 90s . That was Hyundai then. This is Hyundai now. This is the company that channeled the Lexus RX with the...

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