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Toyota is in hot water, having to stop sale of various models, including the Avalon hybrid and Camry hybrid, because of an issue with flammability of seat fabric on seat heaters equipped models. Toyota said it has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has initiated a stop sale of Avalon, Avalon […]

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As of October 2013, hybrids have been purchased by three million Americans since Honda introduced the Insight in December 1999 and sold its first 17 units. After that, and the rise of the Toyota Prius beginning in 2000, automakers have introduced more hybrid cars, SUVs, trucks and in 2013 the U.S. has 40 models being […]

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Toyota is adding U.S. six-speed automatic transmission production in order to cope with demand. Toyota announced it will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining capacity by 20,000 per month in early 2015 at its Buffalo powertrain plant and Bodine Aluminum casting facilities in Missouri and Tennessee. Toyota said this project will create more than […]

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Hybrids are proving again and again to be a winning formula for Toyota. Three Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) vehicles were named in the annual AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). The Toyota Avalon Hybrid flagship sedan was named the 2013 top Hybrid/EV and the Lexus RX 450h was honored with ideal hybrid crossover. A […]

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The editors of Kelley Blue Book selected the 2013 Prius v and the 2013 Avalon for their list of 10 Best Family Cars. The list is compiled annually by KBB.com editors to highlight vehicles that address unique family specifications and situations, and offer innovation. “Our annual list is aimed at helping families find the right […]

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The Toyota Avalon Hybrid was named the “Best Green Car” at the 2013 Atlanta International Auto Show by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA). The group of automotive journalists has been awarding “best of show” vehicles for four years running, said Davis Adams, president of GAAMA. “The Avalon is an impressive option in the […]

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