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The race may now be set not to go to the swift, but the small. Toyota, evidently spurred by the positive reception to Daimler’s Smart car, is planning to bring the Toyota iQ model to America soon after it’s introduced in Japan this November, and Europe next January. Japan has already proven itself to 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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Toyota just launched its most miniscule production vehicle yet, the iQ. The tiny 55-miles-per-gallon four-seater will make its debut in Japan before the end of this year, and begin European sales in early 2009. Now that it’s headed to roadways in Japan and Europe, the question is whether or not the iQ will make it […]

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced the hiring of its technical leadership team of scientists and engineers. Announced late last year, TRI is a research and development enterprise that is designed to bridge the gap between fundamental research and product development. The all-star group of scientists and engineers will help drive research into artificial intelligence […]

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This January Hyundai will debut its new Ioniq featuring three electrified drivetrain options available in one body type. As the manufacturer fortifies its green-car lineup against competitors including the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, the Ioniiq will be the first vehicle to offer an all-electric, gasoline-electric hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain. “Our vision for future […]

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The 2016 Toyota Prius c is getting injected with a bit of color with a special edition model. Called the Persona Series Special Edition, the the limited edition Prius c model will only see 1,500 units produced and comes exclusively in black with a choice of two unique color accents: Electric Lime and Cherry Pearl. […]

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  Compared to the 2016 Chevy Volt, a Nissan Leaf could leave you stranded, and it’s at least far from range-anxiety free. Similarly, the 2016 Toyota Prius uses 1990s tech in its NiMh battery. These assertions are not ours, however, but the gist of new attack advertisements Chevrolet has in store to wake people up […]

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Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell sedan is set to begin sales in California in October and in the first 10 days from July 20-30, Toyota reported 600 intenders stepping up. “That’s everyone that has gone on to Toyota.com/Mirai and requested a vehicle,” said spokeswoman Jana Hartline to WardsAuto. This is much less than a reported 2,700 […]

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Toyota is rumored to have something unexpected planned for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker is reportedly working on an open-wheel, three-seater sports car inspired by the Lotus Seven to debut in October and sources say if the press and public approve, the company will seriously considering taking it to production. If the […]

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Toyota advertises it’s paving the way for “the next 100 years” of a “hydrogen society,” but to initially do so it plans to subsidize the effort with sale of $4.2 billion in stock. The world’s largest automaker is floating research and development beyond its Mirai FCV which has begun slow sales in Japan and is […]

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