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Although common sense might suggest that a gas-electric hybrid, with its two powertrains and complicated electronic components, might be less reliable than its gas powered counterpart, this is not the case. Polling research from car information sharing website TrueDelta.com, confirms that hybrids tend to be just as reliable, if not more reliable, than gas-powered cars. […]

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We hear the question often: do hybrid vehicles really save money? Research company Vincentric, specialized in cost-of-ownership data, studied the matter. In releasing its most recent Hybrid Analysis, the company stated 10 of 31 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterpart. Over the past three years […]

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Toyota has decided not to pull its punches anymore when discussing the success of its hybrids. While applauding other manufacturers “expanding the popularity of hybrid vehicles,” the company still “retains hybrid leadership worldwide.” Toyota is celebrating “its utter hybrid dominance” by offering a special edition of its 2015 Prius. Built on the mid-range Three trim […]

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Toyota Canada has reached the milestone of having sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada since the introduction of the first Prius fifteen years ago. Not surprisingly considering Toyota has created the niche, of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus. “The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids […]

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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h was named Favorite Hybrid at the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s (NWAPA) Drive Revolution event last week in Portland. During NWAPA’s annual summer event, journalists assessed the green vehicle market, learned and engaged about upcoming technology and shared what’s worked in the Pacific Northwest with the rest of the nation. NWAPA […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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Lexus launched in the NX its first twin-scroll turbocharger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t, a model the company said will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility. The all-new NX […]

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Consumer Reports has named Lexus its top-ranked brand for overall reliability and performance while the Prius was named again “Top Pick” in the Green Car category. In the shopping guide’s rankings of the top automotive brands, Lexus’ overall score of 79 out of 100 was the best of the 23 brands based on the average […]

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The 2014 J.D. Powers Vehicle Dependability study saw a decline this year for the first time since 1998 due to a proliferation in four-cylinder engines, it said. The poll of 2011 model year cars allowed owners to report issues, and it appears a strategy employed to increase fuel and emissions efficiency has not been without […]

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Toyota prides itself on greening more than its cars and OpenRoad Lexus Richmond showcases this vision. OpenRoad Lexus Richmond has become the first Lexus dealership in Canada to achieve LEED Silver Certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. Toyota explained the 69,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, […]

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