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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...

Toyota Prius hybrid family on the way

As first reported by CarAdvice more than 12 months ago, Toyota is set to create a Prius hybrid family when it introduces a crossover or wagon model in around 12 months time, according to a report in Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper. The new car could be the first high-volume vehicle to use a lithium-ion battery, which is smaller, more powerful and has a longer life-cycle than the nickel-metal hydride battery pack in the current Prius...

Toyota Prius wins Japanese car of the year.

Japan Automobile Manufacturer's Association (JAMA) awarded Toyota’s third generation Prius Car of the Year. The final judging took place at the opening of the 41st Tokyo International Motor Show. The first Prius was also awarded Japanese Car of the Year back in 1997-1998. The Prius scored a total of 433 votes, beating its closest competitor by only 42 votes...

Prius to become Toyota sub-brand from 2012

Toyota have given official confirmation to the rumour that Prius will become a standalone sub-brand of the manufacturer in an announcement made to a Las Vegas gathering of US Toyota and Lexus dealers over the weekend. The new Prius range will not be a full-fledged brand, like Lexus or Daihatsu for example, but rather a brand of subset vehicles within the Toyota range that will apply only to models with a strong environmental focus...

Toyota Prius scores highest GVG score

The new Toyota Prius is officially Australia's greenest car with the highest five-star environmental rating being confirmed by the Federal Government's Green Vehicle Guide (GVG). The new Prius has the best combined greenhouse and air pollution ratings of any car sold in Australia and is the only car on the market to score nine out of a possible 10 points for its ultra-low greenhouse-gas emissions...

Toyota Prius reaches 2 million sales milestone

Only six months after reaching the 1 million US sales milestone Toyota's environmental crusader, the Prius, has topped global sales exceeding 2 million units. The first Prius came to the Japanese market back in 1997 before spreading to the US and Europe in 2000. The North American market accounts for more than half of all Toyota's hybrid sales (1...

Toyota Prius faces supply shortage, no batteries

The all-new third-generation Prius might have to come with a "batteries not included" tag if the supply issue on the Panasonic batteries that feed the hybrid's electric motors doesn't improve any time soon. New Prius has proved such a popular seller for Toyota that supply simply can't match demand and as a result customer waiting lists now extend several months here in Austalia, in the US and in Toyota's home market of Japan...

Toyota Prius Review

Driving the pin-up car of the green motoring movement, the Toyota Prius, has become even more fuel efficient but also a lot more dynamic following our first, although limited, real world experience of the Generation Three vehicle...

Recycling the new Toyota Prius

There's always a great deal of debate around the Toyota Prius' composition and just how hard it is to recycle the vehicle once it reaches the end of its useful life. But the truth is Toyota had plans in place long before the car even reached the showroom to ensure it can be disposed of in an environmentally responsible fashion...

Mini Cooper D welcomes new Toyota Prius

Update: Mini Cooper D Review Recently Mini was quick to run a large advertising campaign across the country to showcase the Cooper D as Australia's most fuel efficient car. We can imagine Toyota's marketing department wasn't awfully happy with that, knowing the new Prius was only weeks away. In it's first full month on sale, close to a quarter of new Mini buyers chose the Cooper D...

Toyota Prius battery warranty now eight years

Toyota has announced the extension of battery warranty on all its hybrid models (Lexus included). The new terms will now mean batteries powering the Prius will be covered for eight-years or 160,000km, which ever comes first. Previously Toyota was only willing to cover the batteries for five-years or 100,000km...