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2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report

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2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will feature technology currently being honed in the brand’s endurance racecars. Toyota Motorsport GmbH president Yoshiaki Kinoshita told Automotive News the new Prius – due next year – will be equipped with technology from its TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer...

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Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September
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Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September

Toyota sold its seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September, just nine months after it crossed the six million mark. These numbers include hybrid vehicles sold under the company's luxury marque, Lexus, which has contributed 770,400 electrified cars to the company's total...


Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record
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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has set a new record at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Unlike every other brand which touts its cars' lap times around the 'Ring, Toyota claims the plug-in hybrid Prius set a new benchmark for fuel consumption, stating the car used an average of just 0...


Fourth-generation Toyota Prius to offer AWD, lithium-ion battery options - report
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Fourth-generation Toyota Prius to offer AWD, lithium-ion battery options - report

The next generation Toyota Prius will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive versions, and there will be a choice between nickel metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries. Koei Saga, director in charge of drivetrains at Toyota, spoke to Automotive News last week about the new Prius...


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. Industry journal Automotive News reports production of the new Prius (codenamed 690A) has been pushed back to December 2015, with the ‘confirmation vehicle’ – a prototype generally built 12 months before the start of full-scale production – scheduled for around November 2014...


Toyota aiming to improve hybrid efficiency by 10 per cent with new semiconductors
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Toyota aiming to improve hybrid efficiency by 10 per cent with new semiconductors

Toyota hopes to increase fuel economy by 10 per cent with its next generation of hybrid power units. The company, in conjunction with supplier Denso, is currently developing a new power control unit that replaces silicon semiconductors with silicon carbide (SiC) versions...


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 Prius won't play in hydrogen versus electric car wars, says chief engineer
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Toyota Prius won't play in hydrogen versus electric car wars, says chief engineer

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) deputy chief officer of product planning Satoshi Ogiso has revealed the Toyota Prius will likely be retained as a hybrid into the next decade, with hydrogen and electric cars set to trump it as new-technology leaders utilising different names...


Toyota Prius engineer inspired by 86; fun-to-drive new model promised
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Toyota Prius engineer inspired by 86; fun-to-drive new model promised

The godfather of the Toyota Prius says he will improve the efficiency of the next-generation hybrid while making the new model fun to drive. Toyota deputy chief officer of product planning and chassis engineering managing officer Satoshi Ogiso says the fourth-generation Prius will need to balance heightened fuel economy with the enhanced dynamics demanded by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda...


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 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 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 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

When the first-generation Toyota Prius launched back in 1997, there were more than a few industry pundits who thought the whole hybrid thing was a fad. And like most fads, they thought it wouldn’t last. Humble pie is what those same pundits are eating these days, and more than a few helpings of the stuff...

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$33,990 to $45,990

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...


2012 Toyota Prius released
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2012 Toyota Prius released

The new 2012 Toyota Prius has been launched in Australia with an updated look, new features and a cheaper $33,990 starting price. Now $1000 cheaper than before, the new entry-level Prius comes with a 6.1-inch EGA colour display screen with reversing camera, eight-speaker JBL GreenEdge sound system, heated power retractable door mirrors, and newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels...


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 C hybrid hatch unlikely to beat regular Prius
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Toyota Prius C hybrid hatch unlikely to beat regular Prius

The Toyota Prius C, the Japanese brand's new city-sized hybrid, will not be significantly more fuel efficient than the larger regular Prius, if at all. Toyota Australia this week revealed it expects the new Prius C to have a city (urban) fuel consumption rating of about 3.7 litres per 100km. This is lower than the Prius's 3...


Toyota Prius camper conversion unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon
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Toyota Prius camper conversion unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon

Ever wanted to go camping but always thought campervans consumed too much fuel? A camper conversion for the Toyota Prius could be your answer. Looking a little like a giant telephone handle stuck onto the top of a Prius - or even a Smurf if you owned a blue Prius - the camper conversion was unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan over the weekend...


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...


Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. autonomous concept headed for Tokyo show
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Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. autonomous concept headed for Tokyo show

Toyota will unveil its version of the infamous 'Google car' at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Based on a Toyota Prius and called the Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. (Automatic Vehicle Operation System), the concept is able to drive and park itself without a driver. The Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. has been designed to preview technologies that could find their way into future production vehicles...


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...


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...