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Toyota is a little late with a subcompact crossover SUV, but the C-HR hybrid is on sale now in Europe and comes to the US in spring 2017. In an interview with the trade journal Automotive News, Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl said the C-HR is a key to the automaker’s goal of increasing […]

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Have you ever given thought to buying an electrified vehicle but realized what you wanted in terms of body style or features simply did not exist? We can’t tell you how many times we’ve spoken with people who – not knowing how limited the green car market is – have said they’d buy an electrified […]

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The glowing headline of Consumer Reports’ just-published RAV4 Hybrid overview does not tell the paradoxical story to be read between the lines. While the publication validates Toyota’s new hybrid as the country’s most frugal non-plug-in SUV with 31 mpg combined – close to the 33 mpg on the sticker – it said the RAV’s city […]

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Last month in order to garner attention for its RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota decided to do something different to break through the visual clutter in New York’s Times Square. The company built “the tallest outdoor climbing wall in NYC” and let certain folks, including RAV4 rally racer Christina Fate climb the 10-story structure in the urban […]

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The Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 EV models are being recalled to address an issue with their seat belts. A total of approximately 1,124,000 units are affected by the recall, which includes the 2006-2012 RAV4 and the 2012-2014 RAV4 EV. According to Toyota, the involved vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts in both second-row outboard […]

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After two decades in North America, Toyota’s 2016 RAV4 is now being offered for the first time with hybrid powertrain. The RAV4’s history actually predates the Prius from which the small SUV’s two trim hybrid levels – XLE and Limited – borrow its Hybrid Synergy Drive architecture. The RAV4 was originally shown in 1989 as a […]

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Toyota’s Prius proved its reliability again in this year’s release of the annual TÜV reliability report. Toyota leads the internationally respected survey with no fewer than 15 models earning a top 10 ranking, including both current and older vehicles. It’s the fourth year running that Toyota has emerged the leading manufacturer in the independent survey, […]

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It looks like Toyota is finding it harder than anticipated to sell its Tesla-powered electric RAV4. Bloomberg first revealed that Toyota Motor Corp. is discounting its all-electric RAV4 through low-cost lease and loan offers to boost demand for the slow-selling compact crossover. Through an offer officially valid until September 3, Toyota is promoting the option […]

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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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