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The Prius is California’s car, we’ve known this for a few years. Almost a full two months after our 2013 Dashboard was released, Toyota confirmed February 18 the Prius took home the gold in 2013 as the most popular vehicle-line in the Golden State for the second year in a row. The Prius Family (Prius […]

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Toyota’s Prius family was awarded for a second year in a row the Consumer Guide Editors’ Choice Best Buy. Among its annual Best Buys, Consumer Guide Automotive picks a vehicle that stands out above the rest—regardless of class—with its Editors’ Choice Best Buy award; its editors chose the Prius family once again. The publication explained […]

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Autobytel’s editors announced their top new car picks that offer consumers the biggest bang for their buck—the vehicles that maximize just how much car buyers get for their money. The company said its editors selected their top picks based on value as it relates to vehicle features, safety, fuel economy, styling and overall consumer appeal, […]

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Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) sold 17,734 vehicles in July, up 12.1 percent versus 2012, led by record-setting sales of trucks and hybrids. Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus Canada sold 1,446 vehicles for the month of July, up 30.6 percent versus the same period last year. Toyota Canada said it saw record July sales. TCI had sales […]

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One sure-fire way to grab the mainstream Web surfer’s attention is a good-old sound-bite of a headline proclaiming a superlative and simplistic statement such as “cheapest and most expensive cars to drive.” People love lists; they love competitions that clearly show winners and losers. And many are interested in cars, saving money, and they like […]

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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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Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) sold 18,338 vehicles in June, down 4 percent versus 2012. For the first six months of the year, TCI sales were 97,176, down 0.9 percent versus the first half of 2012 Some of Toyota’s hybrid models fared well in Canada this previous June, with the Camry Hybrid finding 378 new owners […]

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The green energy advocacy group, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), has dubbed the Toyota Prius c as the group’s greenest car of 2013. With an EPA-rated 53-mpg city, and 46-mpg highway, ACEEE gave the Prius a score of 58, just one point higher than the electric powertrain Honda Fit. The standard model Prius, […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Near the top of the hybrid class, the Prius c has found a consistent level of over 3,000 sales per month, while Prius v has been […]

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Timing is often everything in the automotive world. As gasoline prices again spiraled upwards, Toyota’s launch of the Prius c in mid-March couldn’t have been better timed. With a price starting at $18,950 and an EPA city fuel economy estimate of 53 mpg, it should be no surprise that the smallest Prius tallied 1,201 units […]

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