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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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Hyundai is exploring the possibility of partnering with Uber to promote its new electrified Ioniq. Toyota has had a beneficial partnership with Uber, providing incentives to Uber drivers using a Prius and now that has caught the attention of Hyundai. To help promote Prius usage, Toyota offers lease deals to Uber drivers and now Hyundai […]

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The Hyundai i30 hatchback is getting a fresh new look, based on spy images captured by Auto Express, and it’s expected to include EV powertrains from the Ioniq. Although the car in copyrighted (thus not shown) pictures remains under camouflage, its influence from the Ioniq’s front-end design is evident. You can view the Auto Express […]

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While Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are committed to making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles widely adopted, all three automakers seem to agree that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) make for the best transitional green car technology. For fuel cell cars, there’s the challenge of very few hydrogen fueling stations being available, massive vehicle development costs, and […]

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Toyota has teamed up with students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) to create a unique concept. Dubbed the Toyota uBox concept, the vehicle is the result of a two-year collaboration with Toyota Motor North America designers and engineers along with the graduate students. Intended to appeal to the next generation of […]

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When released in the fourth quarter of this year, Hyundai anticipates its most-efficient version of the Ioniq Hybrid will net as much as 57 or 58 mpg combined on the U.S. EPA cycle. Assuming federal certification bears out Hyundai’s internal testing, its purported “Prius fighter” – as media have portrayed it – will be aptly […]

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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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When released later this year, Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric could offer about the same low-100-mile range as a present-generation Nissan Leaf and half that of the 2017 Chevy Bolt. Reports now circulating that Hyundai’s newest EV will get 155 miles range may not notice that “155” (250 km) is not a U.S. EPA number, and the […]

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