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The glowing headline of Consumer Reports’ just-published RAV4 Hybrid overview does not tell the paradoxical story to be read between the lines. While the publication validates Toyota’s new hybrid as the country’s most frugal non-plug-in SUV with 31 mpg combined – close to the 33 mpg on the sticker – it said the RAV’s city […]

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Toyota Motor Corp. will be bringing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to China to tap into generous incentives, a Toyota executive said. Toyota executive Hiroji Onishi said that the Japanese carmaker plans to launch plug-in hybrid versions of the Toyota Corolla and Levin in China in 2018. Onishi, head of Toyota’s China operations, spoke to reporters […]

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Last month in order to garner attention for its RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota decided to do something different to break through the visual clutter in New York’s Times Square. The company built “the tallest outdoor climbing wall in NYC” and let certain folks, including RAV4 rally racer Christina Fate climb the 10-story structure in the urban […]

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The 2017 Prius Prime was revealed at the New York Auto Show recently and one of its major new features is the ability to use both of its electric motors together when accelerating with the gas engine off. Several other plug-in hybrid models announced during the past year also have this kind of “dual motor” […]

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For those of you wondering how competitive the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be, you should soon find out when it’s revealed March 23. Slated for its first U.S. showcasing at the New York Auto Show, Toyota has been very mum about it to date, and a teaser photo and minimal info provided today mean […]

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Toyota Motor Europe has confirmed that the C-HR crossover is heading to production. The production version of the C-HR crossover will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and the vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Sakarya, Turkey. The model will also feature a new-generation hybrid powertrain that will be […]

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While news is pending for the U.S. market, Hyundai says its Korean-market Ioniq surpasses fuel economy for a 2015 Prius, while the jury is out in comparison to the new 2016 Prius. The ioniq – its name a combination of ion and unique – is to come in three varieties: a plug-in hybrid, an all-electric […]

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An all-new Toyota Prius GT300 race car has been revealed at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. The GT300’s styling is based on the redesigned 2016 Prius, while the new race car also borrows some of the tech systems from the road-going car. Toyota says that the electric motor found in the GT300 is derived from […]

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Official details of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid were released to us today, including the price and expected fuel economy. New for 2016 is the hybrid variant of the Toyota’s compact crossover, and unlike the gasoline models, this gas-electric vehicle comes standard with all-wheel drive. The most affordable model you can get in is the […]

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Toyota is recalling 2 million vehicles in the U.S., saying an error during the manufacturing of a power window switch may cause a vehicle fire. A dozen different Toyota models are involved in the recall, including the 2007 and 2009 Camry Hybrid, and 2008-2011 Highlander Hybrid SUVs. The problem lies in the power window master […]

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