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Toyota, Lexus and Scion took top honors in the 2013 Green Car Guide, published today by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Six of the top ten overall green vehicle and “best value” scores are held by the Toyota family. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV compact SUV achieved the highest overall green car score in […]

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Driving the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is pretty much like driving the all-new gas powered 2012 Camry. Now I don’t expect you to take my word on this so, I would like to throw out a challenge. When the 2012 Toyota Camry rolls into dealerships in November, take both cars out for a test […]

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Today Toyota released most details about its redesigned-for-2012 Camry models, including the highly competent Camry Hybrid. As the best-selling car in America for nine years straight, the line of mid-size sedans have been so competent, it’s almost a hum-drum story – unless you happen to be one who prizes their near-appliance-like functionality. As is the […]

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What is a better way to transport Toyota hybrids from Japan? A hybrid ship, of course – at least that is the hope of those endeavoring to cut costs, pollution and fuel consumption from an otherwise wasteful process. This month, Toyota will begin shipping its hybrid vehicles via a floating experiment examining the viability of […]

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Toyota said on Tuesday it will recall some 3.8 million vehicles, including the Toyota Prius, because of the risk a floormat could keep the accelerator pedal forced down. As an immediate remedy, the Japanese automaker urged drivers of a range of recent models to remove driver’s-side floor mats until it could issue a recall in […]

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Green technologies and programs are being introduced in NASCAR, Formula One, Formula Three, Champ Car, and Le Mans. After more than a year of effort, Toyota received approval from NASCAR to use its Camry Hybrid as an official pace car. The Camry Hybrid will make its debut in next month’s Coca-Cola 600 in Concord, North […]

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As we recently reported, efforts to promote compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel is gaining momentum—thanks mainly to Texas energy baron T. Boone Pickens and his plan to make CNG vehicles a critical part of a national oil independence strategy. Yesterday, Toyota hopped on the CNG bandwagon when the company said it will unveil […]

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The Toyota Camry Hybrid—which combines comfort, reliability and good fuel economy—is the second best selling hybrid in 2008. We had an opportunity to drive the 2009 model to get first-hand experience with the drivability and fuel consumption of this carryover sedan. The Camry Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 147 horsepower […]

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Automakers took a beating in March as the new vehicle market took a 12 percent dip since February. The market is at its lowest level since 2005. American car companies were hardest hit, but Toyota was not immune to the downturn. General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota all posted double-digit declines. Sales of Toyota vehicles […]

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