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Rumors have been that Toyota will discontinue the Prius v wagon but if spy photos are any indicator, declarations of its pending demise are greatly exaggerated. The Japanese automaker was recently seen testing a mule at the Nurburgring track in Germany that was disguised with borrowed parts from the Lexus NX, fake tail lights and […]

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As Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, the Niro blends very good fuel economy, sporty intentions, and crossover styling. Proof that it hits a sweet spot is best shown by how many people are buying them, and thus far the 43-50 mpg compact crossover has surpassed three dozen entries in the U.S. hybrid market to fourth-best-seller through […]

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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. Overall sales for September were exceptionally strong, as fleet sales and replacement demand from Harvey and to a lesser extent, Irma, led to the highest […]

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In the latest salvo between Hyundai and Toyota for hybrid vehicle market share, Hyundai is now offering incentives to entice Toyota Prius owners to make the switch. Through Oct. 2, 2017, current owners and lessees of all versions of the Prius are now eligible for a $1,000 conquest bonus when purchasing any Ioniq Hybrid. Since […]

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Toyota’s chairman is taking a more cautious and gradual approach to broad consumer adoption of electric vehicles than several of its competitors. In an interview with CNBC, Takeshi Uchiyamada outlined technology barriers needing to be crossed before mass adoption becomes the norm. The Japanese automaker, with its specialized EV division that started up in late […]

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In literature, every great protagonist has its foil; a character that helps highlight some of the central figure’s finer qualities. The Toyota Prius has had many such contrasting characters during its nearly two decades on the market, with the efforts of others simply shining a more positive light on the car that has come to […]

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Out of the 20 plug-in hybrids now for sale in the U.S., the Toyota Prius Prime and Chevrolet Volt stand heads above, but which will sell better is an open question. Through July this year, the Prime, which rolled out nationally this year, sits as last month’s top seller with 1,645 July sales, and its […]

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Did you know you can spend the average low-30s price for a new car with average 26 mpg, or – if you care to save where it counts – you can buy a hybrid for less than the U.S. average price with double the U.S. average fuel economy? Hybrid cars are meant to be thought […]

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After 17 years of rising to utterly dominate the U.S. “green car” landscape, the Toyota Prius Liftback has hit a plateau and may actually finish 2017 as a second-best seller. An unthinkable prospect before this year, just one year ago, the car that’s come to symbolize the word “hybrid” still enjoyed two-and-a-half times the sales […]

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The most popular automaker in the world is Toyota and the competition isn’t even close. According to a new study conducted by U.K.’s Registration Transfers Limited, Toyota is the most popular automaker in 49 countries around the world, while Volkswagen is a distant second with 14 countries to its name. Ford comes in third place […]

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