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Geek Squad is switching its “Geekmobile” over to the Toyota Prius c hybrid from the Volkswagen Beetle. While Best Buy’s tech support arm has been using the Beetle as its Geekmobile since 2004, it says switching over to the Prius c is part of refreshing its brand image. The company is bringing in more than […]

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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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Honda will again take aim at Toyota with variants of its third-generation Fit now in hybrid form and replete with new design language and improved one-motor hybrid drive system. The car will be in U.S. showrooms “as early as next year” according to Automotive News, and in Japanese showrooms by this September. Regular gas varieties […]

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The blogosphere is a beast fed with lightning-fast news reports, and posts about the trendiest of latest trends. Yet, despite massive marketing efforts behind a wave of electric cars, like the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF, the conventional gas-electric Toyota Prius—which has been on the market since 2000—continues to dominate online chatter. New data from […]

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Toyota announced it has delayed the launch of the Prius plug-in hybrid for the Japan market. Previously, the automaker had said that it would begin sales of the plug-in model in Japan in the fall and that the car would become available in North America and Europe in late fall. No specific reasons for the […]

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A lawsuit by a Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid owner says that a “13-mile” battery power range is deceptive. Earlier this month, owner Richard Rosenbaum filed the suit in Michigan federal court claiming that the Prius Plug-In he purchased in 2012 has not been able to meet the 13-mile electric range that Toyota was advertising. Rosenblaum […]

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Toyota engineers are already working on a way to improve the new Prius Prime. Going on sale this fall, the Toyota Prius Prime currently only seats four, similar to how the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was. That’s because the Japanese automaker was focused on making the Prius Prime as efficient as possible, and having a seat […]

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Safety ratings, and their accompanying videos, from IIHS and NHTSA are giving thumbs up to the 2016 Toyota Prius and the soon-to-be launched Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the car as Good overall, and it’s the safest Prius ever according to IIHS’ detailed table. “Good” rating in […]

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Certain models of the third-generation Toyota Prius and Lexus CT hybrids are being recalled to address an issue with their airbags. The recall affects approximately 482,000 vehicles in the U.S. and includes the 2010-2012 Prius, 2010-2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrids and 2011-2012 Lexus CT200h. According to Toyota, the involved vehicles are equipped with curtain shield airbags […]

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The new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will gain additional electric driving range with a rooftop solar panel that helps recharge the battery. Stretching nearly the entire length of the roof, the solar cells can charge the lithium-ion battery pack when the car is parked, and can boost efficiency by as much as 10 percent, though […]

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