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2016 Toyota Prius production delayed - report

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2016 Toyota Prius production delayed - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has reportedly been delayed by at least six months as the car’s engineers continue work on its new hybrid powertrain and modular architecture...

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People Mover Comparison : Citroen Grand C4 Picasso v Honda Odyssey v Kia Rondo v Toyota Prius V
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People Mover Comparison : Citroen Grand C4 Picasso v Honda Odyssey v Kia Rondo v Toyota Prius V

People movers are unlikely to rate a mention when manufacturers talk of ‘niche’ products. Yet seven-seater medium-sized vans sell only 10 per cent the volume of similarly priced SUVs in this country, so they really are the alternative option for families needing to move more than five...


Toyota Prius recall: 1.9 million hybrids affected
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Toyota Prius recall: 1.9 million hybrids affected

Just shy of two million Toyota Prius models have been recalled globally in what is the biggest-ever recall of the current-generation hybrid car. Relating to a fault with the Prius’ engine control units (ECU), Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the worldwide recall, which includes 5500 locally delivered models...


Toyota adjusts future plans, reveals next-gen Prius details
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Toyota adjusts future plans, reveals next-gen Prius details

Toyota has adjusted its plans for the expansion of its hybrid and hydrogen vehicle line-up and revealed details of its next-generation Prius. Announced by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) managing officer Satoshi Ogiso, the new plan aims to see 15 new or redesigned hybrid vehicles introduced globally between now and the end of 2015...


Toyota Prius sales pass 3 million mark
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Toyota Prius sales pass 3 million mark

Toyota Motor Corporation is celebrating another milestone with global sales of the Toyota Prius surpassing the 3 million-vehicle mark almost 16 years after the model first launched. Spread across the expanded Toyota Prius range, inclusive of the Pruis C city car and Prius V people mover, the Japanese manufacturer announced that 3...


Toyota brake system recall affects 242,000 cars globally, 1652 in Oz
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Toyota brake system recall affects 242,000 cars globally, 1652 in Oz

A brake system recall affecting almost a quarter of million Toyota and Lexus hybrids globally will force more than 1600 Toyota Prius owners in Australia to take their vehicles back to the dealership. The global recall affects 242,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS250h vehicles, including 117,000 vehicles in Japan, 86,500 in the US and approximately 30,000 in Europe...


Toyota sells five-millionth hybrid, plans 18 new models by 2015
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Toyota sells five-millionth hybrid, plans 18 new models by 2015

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has celebrated its global hybrid sales surpassing five million units, while announcing plans to introduce 18 new hybrid models by the end of 2015. Toyota says the total of 5,125,600 hybrid vehicles was reached at the end of March – after it hit the 2.5 million mark back in 2010 – and includes 50,500 in Australia split between Toyota and Lexus...


Toyota Camry Hybrid overtakes Prius in local sales
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Toyota Camry Hybrid overtakes Prius in local sales

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has overtaken the Toyota Prius in local sales, as Toyota’s in-house battle of the hybrids ticks over 50,000 units. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has sold its 50,000th hybrid car in Australia – split between 42,000 Toyotas and 8500 Lexus models – with the Toyota Camry Hybrid now surpassing the original hybrid poster car, the Toyota Prius...


Toyota Prius V i-Tech: luxury variant for hybrid people-mover
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Toyota Prius V i-Tech: luxury variant for hybrid people-mover

Toyota Australia has expanded its hybrid family once more with the addition of the new luxury-spec Toyota Prius V i-Tech. Priced from $46,490, the new i-Tech variant adds a number of extra features to justify its $10,500 premium over the $35,990 entry-level Toyota Prius V seven-seater, which launched in Australia in May...


Toyota Prius recall expanded over water pump fault
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Toyota Prius recall expanded over water pump fault

Another Toyota Prius recall has surfaced just seven days after the news that Toyota would recall 2.76 million vehicles around the world for a steering system fault, including 12,710 second-generation Toyota Prius hybrids in Australia. A total of 8119 second-generation Toyota Prius vehicles have been recalled due to a fault with the hybrid car’s electric water pump...


Toyota recalls 2.76m cars; 12,710 Prius hybrids in Australia
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Toyota recalls 2.76m cars; 12,710 Prius hybrids in Australia

Toyota has recalled 2.76 million vehicles around the world in the second multi-million-vehicle recall for the Japanese manufacturer in recent weeks. The recall, which relates to a potential fault with the steering systems of nine different models including the Toyota Corolla, comes five weeks after the company was forced to recall 7...


Toyota sells one million hybrids in 10 months
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Toyota sells one million hybrids in 10 months

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has sold more than one million hybrids in 2012, resulting in the best sales year on record for Toyota and Lexus hybrids and giving even more credibility to the technology's growing popularity. By the end of October this year, Toyota and Lexus had jointly sold 1,028,900 hybrid vehicles worldwide, which is a significant improvement over the same period last year, when TMC had sold around 630,000...


Toyota Prius joins Fisker Karma in Hurricane Sandy fire troubles
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Toyota Prius joins Fisker Karma in Hurricane Sandy fire troubles

Three Toyota Prius hybrids have joined 16 Fisker Karmas in being damaged by fire when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey last week. The New York Times reports that although the three Toyota Prius models – including a plug-in hybrid and a conventional hybrid – were also located at Port Newark, they were part of a separate incident to the Fisker cars...


Toyota Prius wedge shape could change for next-gen hybrid: report
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Toyota Prius wedge shape could change for next-gen hybrid: report

The classic wedge-shape of the Toyota Prius is under review as the Japanese car maker works towards a final design for the next generation of the hybrid vehicle. According to a report from Bloomberg, the next-gen Toyota Prius, while still more than a year away, could lose its aerodynamic wedge shape in an effort to push design trends and boost demand...


2012 Toyota Prius Review
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2012 Toyota Prius Review

The world's most popular hybrid has been given a significant update for 2012.


Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid not for Australia until 2015
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Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid not for Australia until 2015

The current-generation Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will not come to Australia after a local trial of five vehicles found the electric-only cruising range was not enough to meet local acceptance. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, which weighs 1420kg, a mere 50kg more than the standard Prius, has gone on sale in Japan and the US, and will be introduced to Europe next month...


Toyota Prius hits third place on global sales charts
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Toyota Prius hits third place on global sales charts

The Toyota Prius has broken into the third spot behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus in worldwide car sales figures for the first quarter of 2012. According to Bloomberg, 247,230 Prius models have been sold, behind 277,000 Focuses and 300,800 Corollas...


Toyota Prius V Review
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Toyota Prius V Review

If you want to carry more people without using too much fuel, Toyota's biggest Prius delivers.


Toyota Prius V: Australia's first seven-seat hybrid launched
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Toyota Prius V: Australia's first seven-seat hybrid launched

Toyota has launched the seven-seat Toyota Prius V expanding its hybrid family to four models alongside the Prius hatch, Prius C and Camry Hybrid. The $35,990 Toyota Prius V (denoting versatility) is Australia's first seven-seater hybrid vehicle and Australia's first Toyota to be fitted with a lithium-ion battery...


Few hybrid buyers go back for seconds: study
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Few hybrid buyers go back for seconds: study

Two-thirds of owners of older hybrid vehicles in the US bought a conventionally powered non-hybrid vehicle when they returned to new vehicle market last year. A study by automotive analyst Polk found only 35 per cent of hybrid owners purchased another petrol-electric car as a replacement or secondary vehicle to their hybrid in 2011, despite the number of hybrid models on the market increasing markedly in recent years...