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Toyota Prius MPV Alpha tease shot released

Toyota has released a glimpse of what the new Toyota Alpha will look like on its Facebook page. The tease shot shows the new car and its proportions up against a Toyota Prius to showcase the MPV body. The car will be heavily based on the Toyota Prius. It will feature the same or similar hybrid powetrain but it's unclear if this model will feature a larger petrol engine...

Toyota Prius reaches two million sales

Toyota has announced it has reached a milestone with its first hybrid production vehicle, the Toyota Prius, which has just hit the two million sales mark. The company has been focused on popularising and promoting hybrid technology, mainly through the Prius, for the past 12 years...

Toyota Prius available with Approaching Vehicle Audible System in Japan

In the face of concerns that new hybrid and electric vehicles are dangerously silent, Toyota Japan has added a noisy new option to its third-generation Prius range. The Approaching Vehicle Audible System (AVAS) is an optional speaker setup in the front of the car that makes a humming sound equivalent to the volume of a standard petrol-powered vehicle...

Toyota Prius remodel to also be built in the US

Toyota US has announced it could be building the next generation Prius somewhere in the US. Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation, Atsushi Niimi, said in a recent report that it's unclear where abouts in the US the fourth-generation Toyota Pruis could be built, but expects production to occur in the nation...

Toyota Prius US imports may stop if patent holder Alex Severinsky wins in court

For the past several years, Alex Severinsky has been battling in court with Toyota over his claims that the hybrid design was his idea, and that Toyota has used his patent without permission. In 2005, Severinsky took his patent on torque technology - used in earlier versions of the Prius, Lexus RX400h and hybrid Toyota Highlander - and Toyota to court claiming Toyota used his patent without permission...

Toyota Prius hybrid minivan to go on sale from 2011 - report

A report published today in Japan's Nikkei business daily, says Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a competitively priced, family-friendly Prius hybrid minivan using lithium-ion batteries, possibly by as early as next year. The report says Toyota will keep the price of the Prius MPV at a similar level to current hatch variants, and hopes the new, larger hybrid vehicle will help strengthen its lead in the hybrid vehicle market...

Toyota Prius gets 17-inch wheels

Now that our three-month long term review of the Toyota Prius has completed, one of the main features that we felt lacking in the Toyota Prius has been added. Toyota has today announced its third-generation Prius hybrid environmentally friendly car will be come with the option of bigger wheels and tyres. Adding a much needed sporty look to the car...

Toyota Prius US build plans delayed

A source close to the issue has said the combination of the recall crisis and the economic downturn have forced Toyota to reconsider its plans to build its Prius hybrid model in the US. "We have no concrete plans to build the Prius in America right now," the source said. "There are still component sourcing and production engineering issues to work out...

Toyota Prius production to be slashed as recall woes continue

Toyota's popular environmental crusader, the Prius hybrid, will have its production levels slashed this month as the Japanese manufacturer struggles to address claims of braking system problems. Nearly 450,000 third-generation Prius models were recalled earlier this year amid claims the brakes could fail to properly function when the car switched between petrol and electric mode or was driven on particularly slippery or bumpy roads...

Toyota Prius enjoys record UK sales

The Toyota Prius has more than doubled its previous monthly sales record selling 538 units across the UK for the month of February. The previous record of 237 units, was set back in February of 2008. The third generation Toyota Prius is on the short list for this year's The World Car of the Year and has been Japan’s best selling car for nine consecutive months (May 2009 to January 2010)...

Toyota Prius award rejected following recall

Toyota has turned down an award from the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the Prius in the midst of a global 437,000 hybrid vehicle recall. The Prius was honoured alongside an air conditioner from Mitsubishi and a photocopier from Fuji Xerox, winning the annual grand prize for energy efficiency and ecological quality...