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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...

Toyota Prius dash keeps eyes on the road

The latest Toyota Prius is gaining applause for its ergonomically advanced interior that contributes to improved road safety by reducing driver eye movement. Two high-tech innovations - Touch Tracer and Head-Up Display - allow the driver to view important vehicle information with minimum eye movement...

2009 Toyota Prius cooled by the sun

The crux of any electric car, or even a hybrid for that matter, is that despite the best effort of engineers to make the drivetrain as frugal as possible, inevitably the driver becomes the most inefficient part of the vehicle. Driving habits aside, climbing into a car on a sunny day can be quite uncomfortable and usually provokes full-blast operation of the air conditioning, using up fuel and increasing emissions...

New Toyota Prius First Look

“More power, more efficient and even greener, the third generation Prius has definitely got our attention” Call me ignorant or uninformed but I’ve never heard of a five-seat production car with a co-efficient of drag as low as 0.25. Take it from me, this is a staggeringly low figure (Hummer H2 – 0.57, Ferrari F40 – 0.34, Chevrolet Volt – 0...

Toyota boasts 80,000 Prius pre-sale orders

Toyota has announced the pre-sale orders of its new generation Prius following strong competition from fellow Japanese rival Honda whose Insight became the first hybrid ever to top the best-sellers' list in Japan last month. With the Prius set to debut in its home country first, Toyota is counting more than 80,000 pre-sale orders in Japan alone ahead of the start of sales on Monday in Japan, where it aims to sell 10,000 vehicles a month...

2010 Toyota Prius US pricing announced

The redesigned 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid goes on sale in the US from late May with Toyota today announcing pricing will begin at US$22,750 - which in an ideal world would mean an Australian price tag of $32,560. A stripped-down base model version will join the line-up late this year for just US$21,750 (A$31,130). The third-generation Prius comes with a 1...

Toyota Prius Air-conditioning System

There is nothing more annoying than getting in a car that is boiling. In the Australian climate temperatures in a normal car have been shown to rise to around 80ºC when the ambient air temperature is 35ºC. The idea of having a remote in-car "hot air" remover has been around for some time, but Toyota has come out with an evolution of that technology...

Toyota to revive MR2 as Prius Coupe?

Toyota executive vice president Masatami Takimoto has reportedly confirmed the brand is set to revive the MR2 nameplate as a hybrid performance coupe to rival Honda's upcoming CR-Z. The hybrid MR2 will swap its traditional roadster shape in favour of a coupe design - effectively becoming a more exciting two-door version of the Prius...

2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid at MIMS

Toyota has just unveiled the third generation Prius at the Melbourne International Motorshow. The new Prius is the first car to go on sale in Australia to cut CO2 emissions to below 100 grams per kilometre. Expected to be on sale by July, Toyota says the new Prius brings with it a list of world and Toyota firsts and is the finest example yet of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology...

2009 Toyota Prius coming to Melbourne Motor Show

We are set to get our first look at the new Toyota Prius at the Melbourne International Motor Show this month with  Australia becoming the second country to get an official glimpse of the new hybrid The third generation hybrid will have more competition than ever, not only from long-time rival Honda but from a whole set of new hybrid vehicles expected to flood the market in the next few years...

Toyota to continue selling current Prius against Honda Insight hybrid

Toyota and Mercedes-Benz have something in common. If there is a segment, they will build a car and compete. Some manufacturers try and stay to what they know best or what they are good at, but if you want to be number one, as Toyota can claim as of this morning, it requires a car for each and every segment...