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Toyota’s Gazoo Racing team is launching a line of performance cars and parts, and Toyota’s hybrids aren’t getting left out. Gazoo Racing is the part of Toyota that manages, appropriately, racing. The team handles Toyota’s World Rally Championship efforts, the brand’s sports cars at Le Mans and the Nurburgring 24 hours, and even off-roaders in […]

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Toyota’s got the fuel efficiency part of the hybrid equation down, and now it’s trying to make them sporty too. Speaking at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Dr Johan Van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota Europe, said that Toyota is working to make hybrids more attractive to more people. What customers want, he said, are […]

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Hyundai’s first European-market launch of its Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid indicates it will be very competitive with the Toyota Prius Prime, and Americans can only hope as wide a price undercut will be applied here as well. The car – which began global sales February in Korea – has entered the UK with a sticker that’s 4,200 […]

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Toyota will debut the storied Supra sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October boasting a new hybrid powertrain, and will be a part of the company’s new Gazoo performance division. What is Gazoo you ask? Unless you follow Toyota’s factory racing program in the Japanese Super GT series and more recently the World […]

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Shoppers in 18 states can now get their hands on the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid. Available at Nissan dealers in the West, Northwest and Mountain regions, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid starts from $27,180 including destination for the SV FWD model. That’s just $1,000 over the standard Rogue model, making it a compelling model in […]

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Toyota Prius sales declined for the fourth consecutive year in 2016. Fortunately, the RAV4 Hybrid arrived just in time to pick up some of the slack to become the automaker’s second best selling hybrid model. The Prius lineup consisting of the Prius Liftback, Prius v wagon, Prius c compact hatchback and Prius Prime plug-in hybrid […]

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Patience and persistence have paid off for Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe. Toyota Motor Corp. had taken a slow and steady approach to marketing its hybrid vehicles in a region that, not long ago, was more than half diesel vehicles in industrywide sales. In more than a year since Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” scandal broke, Toyota is […]

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Toyota Motor Corp. will be opening up hybrid technology to rivals. The Japanese automaker announced last week that the hybrid technology used in the Prius and other Toyota and Lexus hybrids will see expanded development. Toyota also said it would consider selling its powertrain modules to other automakers; those modules include engines, transmissions, and other […]

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Toyota is hedging its bets to meet increasing global emission standards, with expanded development of its gasoline-hybrid technology now added to the list. The automaker said today it will expand the development of its hybrid technology over the next five years. That will support compliance with introducing more lower-emission engines as emissions standards increase in […]

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Toyota Motor Europe has announced plans to build a new $165 million plant in Poland that will produce transaxles for hybrid vehicles and add two engine production lines at an existing plant. The new Toyota manufacturing facility will start production in 2018 located at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych. “We are very pleased to be […]

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