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2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million

It may already have been revealed this week through a pair of cheeky spy shots snapped aboard a cargo plane, but you can’t stop the teaser train: here’s the first official look at the new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid. Those earlier shots, snapped aboard a cargo plane bound for the Frankfurt motor show where the new Prius will debut, offered a clear look at both ends, revealing much of the fourth-generation hybrid’s sportier styling...

2016 Toyota Prius photographed completely undisguised before debut

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been photographed completely undisguised prior to its debut next week. These photos, which seem to have been taken while the next-generation hybrid hatch was strapped in for a trans-oceanic flight, were first published by the Toyota Prius Club of Malaysia...

2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will make its global debut at a media event in Las Vegas on September 8 (September 9, AEST). Ryo Sakai, a spokesman for Toyota, confirmed the launch to Bloomberg, although he declined to elaborate on when the new Prius will enter production or when it will go on sale...

2016 Toyota Prius filmed in San Francisco

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid has been filmed on the hilly streets of San Francisco ahead of a reported launch later this year. The video above was found by user Priusfan500 and posted on the Prius Chat forums. Although the car is clad in black camouflage from head to toe, we get to see the next-generation hybrid's front end in the flesh for the first time...

2016 Toyota Prius leaked: Is this the Japanese brand's all-new hybrid hatch?

Images of what could be the new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid have surfaced online ahead of an anticipated Tokyo motor show debut in October. Toyota has previously promised a new and more exciting look to its now iconic hybrid hatch, and these renderings may be our first look at the Japanese carmaker’s interpretation of that concept...

2016 Toyota Prius spotted in Thailand

Ahead of a possible launch later this year, the fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been spotted in Thailand. The car above was spotted by Watcharapong Ch on the streets of the Thai capital, Bangkok; the photo was published first on Indian Autos Blog. Underneath the copious amounts of camouflage, it's clear that the new Prius will retain the familiar Kamm-back body style employed on both the second- and third-generation cars...

Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries

Thieves in the city of San Francisco are now targeting the battery packs of Toyota Prius hybrids. According to the KGO-TV, the local ABC television affiliate in San Francisco, there has been a recent spate of robberies involving battery packs from Prius hatches...

2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will feature technology currently being honed in the brand’s endurance racecars. Toyota Motorsport GmbH president Yoshiaki Kinoshita told Automotive News the new Prius – due next year – will be equipped with technology from its TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer. “Our components already have parts from the next-generation Prius,” Kinoshita revealed...

Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September

Toyota sold its seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September, just nine months after it crossed the six million mark. These numbers include hybrid vehicles sold under the company's luxury marque, Lexus, which has contributed 770,400 electrified cars to the company's total...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has set a new record at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Unlike every other brand which touts its cars' lap times around the 'Ring, Toyota claims the plug-in hybrid Prius set a new benchmark for fuel consumption, stating the car used an average of just 0...

Fourth-generation Toyota Prius to offer AWD, lithium-ion battery options - report

The next generation Toyota Prius will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive versions, and there will be a choice between nickel metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries. Koei Saga, director in charge of drivetrains at Toyota, spoke to Automotive News last week about the new Prius...