Toyota: Gen Y will create hybrid boom
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Toyota: Gen Y will create hybrid boom

Toyota has defended the relatively slow consumer take-up of hybrid vehicles, saying it believes tech-savvy Gen Y buyers will boost sales of petrol-electric models. The Japanese car maker has sold about 2.5 million Toyota Prius models globally over the hybrid’s 15-year lifetime, though the alternative drivetrain continues to struggle in a number of markets, including Australia...


2013 Toyota Avalon teaser
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2013 Toyota Avalon teaser

Toyota has released a sneak peek at a vehicle believed to be the upcoming Toyota Avalon ahead of its debut at next week's 2012 New York motor show. The sleek sedan hints at a transition away from the traditional sedan shape in favour of a four-door 'coupe' style, with Toyota saying the new car features “an elegant yet athletic look”...


Toyota Prius C Review
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Toyota Prius C Review

Toyota's baby Prius sets out to bring the benefits of hybrid technology to a wider audience.

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Toyota Prius C: the $23,990 hybrid
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Toyota Prius C: the $23,990 hybrid

The Toyota Prius C has been launched in Australia, with a $23,990 starting price making it the most affordable hybrid car on sale in the country. The city-sized Prius C, which at 3995mm long is about the size of Toyota’s own Yaris on which it is based, significantly undercuts the previous cheapest petrol-electric model, the $29,990 Honda Insight...


Toyota Prius C to become Australia's cheapest hybrid
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Toyota Prius C to become Australia's cheapest hybrid

Toyota expects the all-new Prius C light car to become the cheapest hybrid in Australia when it launches in late March. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Matthew Callachor says the Yaris-sized Prius C will be “thousands of dollars” cheaper than $29,990 – the current price of the Honda Insight...


Toyota Prius V seven-seater confirmed
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Toyota Prius V seven-seater confirmed

Toyota Australia has announced the addition of the Prius V seven-seat family variant to the local lineup, with an arrival time of around May. The Toyota Prius V is an elongated seaven-seat Prius that should appeal to growing families without compromising the original Prius’ environmentally conscious principles...


Toyota Prius V Review
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Toyota Prius V Review

Let’s cut right to the chase here: The 2012 Toyota Prius V (we’re ignoring that Toyota’s marketeers use a lower-case v for the name) is an inspired idea. It’s the first of three spin-offs of the iconic Prius hatchback to appear; the Prius Plug-In and the compact Prius C will also join the fleet in 2012.

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Toyota to take on Subaru BRZ GT300 with... a Prius?
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Toyota to take on Subaru BRZ GT300 with... a Prius?

When Subaru confirmed its all-new BRZ sports coupe would be competing in the Japanese Super GT race series, many assumed it was only a matter of time before Toyota responded with its own entrant. And here it is… Not quite what you were expecting, is it? According to Japanese publication Auto Sport Magazine, Toyota has overlooked the BRZ’s sister car – the 86 – and is instead preparing a GT300 version of its tree-hugging Prius hybrid...


2012 Toyota Prius C revealed ahead of Tokyo debut
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2012 Toyota Prius C revealed ahead of Tokyo debut

The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius C has been revealed ahead of its 2011 Tokyo Motor Show debut on November 30. The Yaris-sized five-seat hybrid hatch promises to set a new fuel efficiency benchmark for Toyota in Australia when it goes on sale in the first quarter of next year...


Toyota Prius c revealed in Japanese brochure
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Toyota Prius c revealed in Japanese brochure

Images of the production version of the Toyota Prius c have been leaked in a Japanese brochure. The new compact urban MPV-style Prius in production trim looks vastly different to the concept we saw at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in July. The nose of the production Toyota Prius c takes on a revised design language compared with the current Toyota Prius theme...


Nissan LEAF to lead the charge with noisemaker tech in Australia; Toyota says no for now
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Nissan LEAF to lead the charge with noisemaker tech in Australia; Toyota says no for now

Toyota has released a video detailing its latest Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS) - a system designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and other road users around near-silent hybrid and electric vehicles by emitting audible warnings – but don’t expect our Prius to get the technology any time soon...


Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid priced below Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt in the US
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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid priced below Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt in the US

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been priced below its key competitors in the US, following its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week. The Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been listed at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$32,000, undercutting the all-electric Nissan LEAF (US$35,200) and the similar range-extending Chevrolet Volt (US$40,280)...


Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid under investigation for Australia, Prius c and MPV locked in for 2012
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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid under investigation for Australia, Prius c and MPV locked in for 2012

The production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.   The Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid promises to be one of the most fuel efficient petrol-powered vehicles on the road when it launches in Japan, Europe and the US from early next year. Toyota says the Prius Plug-In Hybrid will sip fuel at a rate of just 2...


2012 Toyota Prius facelift coming to Australia first half of 2012
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2012 Toyota Prius facelift coming to Australia first half of 2012

The 2012 Toyota Prius facelift has made low-key debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of its Australian launch in the first half of next year. The updated Toyota Prius remains identical under the skin, retaining its 3.9 litres/100km combined cycle fuel consumption and 89g/km CO2 emissions average...


Eco-conscious bear steals Toyota Prius
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Eco-conscious bear steals Toyota Prius

An eco-conscious but clumsy bear has crashed a Californian family’s Toyota Prius. According to a report in the Contra Costa Times, the bear climbed into the 2002 Toyota Prius at about 3:30am one morning earlier this month. Managing to get itself wedged behind the wheel, the bear became frustrated and started tearing at the interior as it tried to find a way out...


2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 2.2L/100km to debut at Frankfurt
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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 2.2L/100km to debut at Frankfurt

Toyota will unveil the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid at next month's 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new plug-in version of the popular hybrid will showcase a combined fuel consumption figure of just 2.2L/100km. The new version will feature Toyota's new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (PHEV) which will be matched to the company's Hybrid Synergy Drive system it has been using on the normal Toyota Prius...


Google self-driving Toyota Prius causes car crash
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Google self-driving Toyota Prius causes car crash

One of Google's driveless, automated Toyota Prius vehicles has caused a four-car pile-up near the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. This image, recently given to Jalopnik in the US, shows the Google Toyota Prius with its various sensors and roof-mounted guidance equipment shortly after the incident...


Toyota Pruis ute fail
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Toyota Pruis ute fail

Americans love their utes - or pickups as they call them - and they also love the Toyota Prius, but is this perhaps taking things a little too far? It's a Toyota Prius ute that has been created by bonding a custom tray into the Prius's rear hatch. The design features a sliding rear access window and a body-back tub with reasonably factory-looking tray edges...