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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 is already criticized enough for being boring. Now its CEO is saying that a market shift toward EVs will be boring and expensive. This was said by CEO Akio Toyoda even as he leads a special project team that plans to build an EV by 2020, and as it works to catch up to […]

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Toyota has dropped the Prius’ starting price by $1,210 as competition increases from lower-priced hybrids. The best-selling hybrid had started at the Prius Two trim level and price of $25,570. CarsDirect reported that Prius One is now being offered for $24,360 with the same standard features minus three of them – a spare tire, rear […]

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Toyota added to its World Green Car victories yesterday with the Prius Prime taking the 2017 title at the New York International Auto Show. Last year’s winner was the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car. The Prius Prime was one of 12 global entry vehicles assessed by a jury panel of 75 auto journalists from […]

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Toyota continues its commitment to electric urban mobility through the new i-TRIL concept being debuted globally at the Geneva Motor Show. Weighing just 600 kilograms (1,323 pounds), and standing only 1,460 millimeters (57.5 inches) tall with a length of 2,830 mm (111.4 inches), it’s lighter and smaller than most other city cars. Yet, it offers […]

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Shell and Toyota are partnering to add seven new hydrogen fueling stations in California as both companies bet petroleum will be fading away in the future. The move is part of California’s zero emission vehicles and greenhouse gas reduction campaign, with an expected 100 retail hydrogen stations to be in place by 2024. Green Car […]

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The Hyundai Ioniq Electric has taken the highest-ever green car score in American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual Greenest vehicle award. Hyundai’s new EV nudged ahead of the BMW i3; while both earned green scores of 64 points, the Ioniq was slightly cleaner with 0.78 points on the environmental damage index (EDX), compared to […]

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Hyundai confirmed that the hybrid and all-electric versions of its new Ioniq compact sedan will be launched this week in the U.S. Mike O’Brien, vice president-product planning for Hyundai Motor America, spoke last with WardsAuto about Hyundai’s product plans. “Our focus was on developing a great compact car that happens to be electrified,” O’Brien said. […]

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