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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...

Toyota Prius global recall announcement

Toyota has today announced an official global recall on its most technologically advanced model, the third-generation Toyota Prius. A total of 2378 new Toyota Prius vehicles in Australia are effected, with more than 400,000 vehicles involved in the recall globally...

Toyota Prius recall decision imminent, could include Sai, Lexus HS250h

A global recall of the Toyota Prius over its inconsistent brake pedal feel issues could be announced as early as today as President, Akio Toyoda, aims to reach a solution and end speculation about the safety and reliability of his vehicles...

Toyota Prius Brake Issue Update - Recall

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc has told its dealers that it is in the midst of resolving last week's brake concerns on the Prius hybrid.  The company is also starting a series 60-second television ads in the United States stating that Toyota hasn't been living up to its own standards, a company that has built a reputation on selling safe, reliable and quality vehicles...

Toyota Prius could face recall over braking issue

Toyota could be facing another recall with reports that some customers have experienced inconsistent brake pedal feel when the vehicle is driven over potholes, bumps or slippery road surfaces. The issue, which affects current generation Prius vehicles, is under investigation by Toyota who are in the process of confirming the issue...

Toyota Prius G Sports Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon

If you thought the Toyota FT-86 G Sports Concept we showed you last week from the Tokyo Auto Salon was impressive, prepare to be blown away. Introducing the Prius G Sports Concept – the latest attempt by Toyota to shake the appliance image...

Toyota Prius Plug-In launched within weeks

Toyota has confirmed that the first 500 Prius Plug-In Hybrids will be introduced to selected global markets from this month. The green crusader made its official North American debut at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show today with the Japanese company describing the limited rollout as “a necessary first step” to educate drivers and consumers about plug-in technology...

Prius could outsell Camry says US Toyota boss

US President of Toyota Motor Sales, Mr Jim Lentz, has said during an interview this week that he believes the company’s Prius hybrid model could beat long-time favourite Camry sedan as the company’s best selling product in the United States. “I think long-term, Prius as a nameplate could even outsell Camry as a nameplate, into this next decade,” Mr Lentz said...