News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Toyota Logo

Toyota Prius News Page 10

Toyota Prius C&A Custom Concept at SEMA

A cool looking Toyota Prius? Who would've thought. Apparently it's possible and the folks at Conversions and Accessories (C&A) in Toyota Japan have had a go. First up, there is no extra power, which as far as we can see is a mandatory requirement for making not so 'cool' cars, cooler...

Toyota Prius Generation X edition celebrates 10 years of Prius

As a way of celebrating ten years in the hybrid business, Toyota UK has announced the release of the Toyota Prius Generation X special edition featuring a sporty new personality. It's quite unusual but the car comes with sporty enhancements such as 17 inch smoke finish alloy wheels and bulked-up bodywork. There's extensions to the front and rear bumper bars as well as a new sill panel...

Toyota Prius MPV revealed

Remember the teaser shot we saw of the upcoming Toyota Prius, with its tag line that read 'The Prius family is getting a whole lot bigger'? It's true, an upcoming Toyota Prius MPV has just been revealed. The team at autoblog.it have posted this possibly leaked image of the upcoming Toyota Prius MPV showing all its glory...

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...