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2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid official leaked images

Update:  These images have been confirmed as genuine by Jon F. Thompson, Editor of Toyota's Open Road blog. Alleged official images of the new 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid have been leaked onto the web, clearly showing its new appearance as well as interior. Whilst in the past these type of images have been defunct as works of talented amateur designers, the subtle flaws in these particular images suggest they may be the real deal...

Toyota sells 10,000th Prius in Australia

Following yesterday's story of Big V8s being here to stay, Toyota has announced today that a young couple has bought the 10,000th Toyota Prius to be officially sold in Australia. The new owners, David Balkin (Information technology manager) and partner Shannon Larkin bought the petrol-electric Prius hybrid because it "supported their lifestyle"...

Toyota to increase Prius production

The Prius may be a few years old and starting to show its age, but there is a new one coming out late next year and the world's largest car manufacturer, Toyota, is planning to increase annual production by 70 percent.  The Big T plans to manufacture at least 480,000 Prius cars per year starting from 2010, according to a report published in a Japanese industry daily published last Friday...

Toyota Prius the Taxi champion

To crush myths and rumours about the Prius' lacklustre battery life and overall performance, Toyota's marketing arm has shed light on a brilliant story about the rising number of Prius Taxis getting around. Up in north Queensland a Cairns-based Toyota Prius taxi has recently clocked up 550,000 kilometres, the highest kilometres recorded for an Australia delivered Prius to date...

Toyota Prius to come with solar panels

Arguably, the Toyota Prius has become the most talked about car of the last decade, now recognised around the world as an icon. Many have questioned the validity of its purpose, arguing that whilst the idea is right, the implementation leads to nothing more than a feel good product...

Japanese government funded Toyota Prius?

Former head of Toyota North America and current Chrysler co-President, Jim Press, has come out with a huge bombshell by saying development of the iconic Prius hybrid car was subsidised by the Japanese government. Published last week in BusinessWeek, Press said that while he was working at Toyota, " The Japanese government paid for 100 percent of the development of the battery and hybrid system that went into the Toyota Prius...

Toyota Prius Hybrid System Price Drop

Toyota will cut the price and size of the hybrid system used in the next-generation Toyota Prius by around half. The company has also moved back from its planned lithium-ion batteries to nickel-metal hydride. Kazuo Okamoto, the Executive Vice President of R&D at Toyota Japan said a similar price drop occurred when the company moved from the first to second-generation Prius...

Toyota Prius Falling Behind?

Love it or hate it, the Toyota Prius has become an icon. For environmentalists, it represents the future of green motoring, for car enthusiasts, it's nothing more than a fad for a generation feeling guilty for its mistakes. Toyota was far ahead of the game when the Prius first came out in 1997, ten years on, the rest of the world has caught up...

Toyota Bigwig Defends Prius

Hybrid cars have been heavily criticised as of late. Yesterday we reported on a current law suit in the US regarding the Honda Civic Hybrid and its misleading mileage claims. GoAuto reports Toyota’s US manager of Advanced Technologies Group, Bill Reinert has defended the Prius after a life cycle investigation conducted by CNW Marketing/Research revealed that the popular hybrid was less environmentally friendly than a Hummer H2...

More Toyota Priuses Coming To Australia

Toyota has announced that Toyota Japan has increased the supply allocation for the hybrid-powered Toyota Prius to Australia. Internationally, Toyota has sold nearly 650,000 of the green cars (by end of 2006). With over 185,000 Toyota Prius sold in 2006. The Toyota Prius is the number one-selling hybrid vehicle in Australia (The Civic Hybrid is also worth a mention as it was rated the cheapest Hybrid car to own)...

Toyota Prius 500,000 sold worldwide

Toyota announced today that the Toyota Prius, the world's first mass-produced petrol-electric hybrid vehicle, has passed a significant milestone with more than 500,000 sold around the world. Prius was launched in Japan in late 1997 and its sales success encouraged its launch in the US and Europe in 2000 and Australia in 2001...