Prius Prime

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

    Global sales of compact hatchbacks are hardly surging, and fuel economy for all types of vehicles is steadily improving. Even given those factors, though, the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid has had an especially rough road since its launch as a 2016 model. At just 108,661 deliveries across four different models, U.S. Prius sales were almost exactly half their peak in 2012—and many analysts suggest that the bizarre styling has played a role. DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why Now, a report from Japan suggests the conventional Prius hybrid...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Dallas, Texas
    For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

    A funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month. Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one with a plug. Toyota may be the large automaker least friendly to cars that plug in, so what's that all about? DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius hybrid...

  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek first drive
    Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

    When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles would get their electric running gear. But it sparked another question: Where did that leave Subaru, another small automaker...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

    Toyota is the king of electrified powertrains. With more than nine million hybrid vehicles sold worldwide at this point, and well over 5.5 million of those wearing a Prius badge, no other automaker comes close. Yet somehow that expertise and market domination hasn’t resulted in any...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
    Few green cars up for North American Car & Truck of the Year awards

    The list of vehicles eligible for NACTOY 2017 does not include many green cars.

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid preview

    The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is the second-generation plug-in hybrid Prius.

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

    The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the new plug-in hybrid version of the world's best-selling hybrid car, was unveiled this morning at the New York Auto Show. The second plug-in version of the Prius hybrid, it will carry an EPA range rating of 22 miles from the 8.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, according to Toyota. The Prius Prime also has notably different front and rear styling from the conventional hybrid version of the fourth-generation Prius, which launched as a 2016 model. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius Prime: details on 120 MPGe plug-in hybrid, all-electric mode Final fuel efficiency numbers...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2016 Toyota Prius Prime: details on 120 MPGe plug-in hybrid, all-electric mode

    The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime replaces the Prius Plug-In, and it directly addresses nearly everything that current owners of that model have wanted. There’s a longer, 22-mile electric driving range, better drivability, and exceptional 120+ MPGe fuel efficiency. It even has one driving detail...

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