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The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid made its world debut November 20 at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. This 2014 model marks the start of the third-generation Highlander gas-electric mid-size hybrid SUV. Toyota said its new Highlander Hybrid features a progressive silhouette, flush-mounted roof rails for improved aerodynamics, and sculptured side-door panels.  The exterior has […]

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As the 2014 Lexus GS 450h is about to become available, the company highlighted what changes the model is seeing. The GS 450h Lexus Hybrid Synergy Drive system still delivers 338 total system horsepower resulting in an EPA fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined. New for the […]

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Americans have seen a number of Toyota and Lexus hybrids introduced in recent years, and more will follow, but a couple of efficient hybrid minivans the company has for over a decade kept away from U.S. shores are the Estima (in front) and Alphard (following). A couple weeks ago we were given a rare opportunity […]

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Last week in Michigan, we had opportunity to sample Toyota’s European and UK-market Auris Hybrid, and came away impressed with its driving dynamics, aesthetics, and functionality, not to mention a compelling spec sheet. What’s so special about its specs? For starters, the freshly minted Auris gets improved mpg and CO2 emissions over the regular Prius, […]

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When Toyota announced its redesigned 2013 Avalon flagship last year, among the most significant revelations was it would offer a hybrid version alongside the traditional V6. The move is part of Toyota’s ongoing effort to introduce hybridized examples of its various models and it was a good time to do it. Why? Because the Avalon […]

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A new Toyota Highlander is on its way. Toyota announced March 13 that the next generation of its Highlander mid-size SUV will make its world debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Toyota said it will stage the world debut of this third generation Highlander during a press conference to be held on Wednesday, […]

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