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Hyundai’s 2017 Ioniq Hybrid doesn’t have the Toyota Prius’ flamboyant styling, but it does have an EPA-certified fuel economy rating that bests the Prius Eco, making it the most fuel efficient car sold in America without a plug. When it arrives before the end of the year, the Ioniq Hybrid will have a window sticker […]

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Toyota has launched a TV advertising campaign geared at very specific prospective customers rather than a general national TV campaign to sell the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. That market niche equates to “tech-savvy, knowledge-hungry drivers ages 18-49 with household incomes of $75,000 or more and who tend to be environmentally conscious but also economical,” said […]

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The Toyota Prius is probably one of the last vehicles you think of when it comes to performance. Teaming up with builder Gordon Ting of Beyond Marketing, Toyota has introduced the Prius G at the 2016 SEMA Show, inspired by the Japanese Prius GT300 race car. But this project wasn’t just about transforming the mundane […]

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A stop-sale has been ordered for the Toyota Prius hybrid. Along with ordering its dealers to stop selling the 2016-2017 Prius, Toyota is also recalling 91,585 units in the U.S. for parking brakes that may fail to engage. The new 2016-2017 Prius has a foot-operated parking brake with a tension cable that could possibly detach […]

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The latest car reliability survey from Consumer Reports sees it recommending and not recommending certain models, including some of the most popular green cars sold. Data for the broad survey of all vehicle types came from over half a million vehicles from model year 2000-2016, with some 2017s as well. “With that much information, Consumer […]

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For all those who’ve alleged Toyota is not so interested in plug-in technology, that assessment may have been premature. According to an Autoblog interview with Shoichi Kaneko, assistant chief engineer for the Prius Prime, the carmaker may make the next generation Prius Liftback exclusively plug-in hybrid. The Prius Liftback hybrid is by far the highest-volume […]

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Media reports have seen hybrid-electric vehicles playing second fiddle to plug-ins, their U.S. sales have certainly declined, but the global market is on the rise. The source of this report is the automaker with the most to gain or lose – Toyota, which owns more than 80 percent of the global market share, and 73 […]

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In a case of reality nearly imitating art, a Florida man armed with a pink handgun attempted to evade police in a stolen Toyota Prius, but the police had little trouble apprehending the perpetrator when he crashed attempting a high-speed escape. Perhaps if 19-year-old Jean Sugri had the new better handling 2016 Prius, as Toyota […]

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Five out of the 10 best-selling used vehicles from 2013 to 2015 were electrified in one way or another. At least, that’s according to numbers from iSeeCars. In this case, “best-selling” doesn’t mean the vehicles that sold the most, but rather it’s those that spent the least amount of time on dealers’ lots. SEE ALSO: […]

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The new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will gain additional electric driving range with a rooftop solar panel that helps recharge the battery. Stretching nearly the entire length of the roof, the solar cells can charge the lithium-ion battery pack when the car is parked, and can boost efficiency by as much as 10 percent, though […]

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