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Toyota aiming to improve hybrid efficiency by 10 per cent with new semiconductors

Toyota hopes to increase fuel economy by 10 per cent with its next generation of hybrid power units. The company, in conjunction with supplier Denso, is currently developing a new power control unit that replaces silicon semiconductors with silicon carbide (SiC) versions...

Toyota Prius recall: 1.9 million hybrids affected

Just shy of two million Toyota Prius models have been recalled globally in what is the biggest-ever recall of the current-generation hybrid car. Relating to a fault with the Prius’ engine control units (ECU), Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the worldwide recall, which includes 5500 locally delivered models...

Toyota Prius won't play in hydrogen versus electric car wars, says chief engineer

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) deputy chief officer of product planning Satoshi Ogiso has revealed the Toyota Prius will likely be retained as a hybrid into the next decade, with hydrogen and electric cars set to trump it as new-technology leaders utilising different names...

Toyota Prius engineer inspired by 86; fun-to-drive new model promised

The godfather of the Toyota Prius says he will improve the efficiency of the next-generation hybrid while making the new model fun to drive. Toyota deputy chief officer of product planning and chassis engineering managing officer Satoshi Ogiso says the fourth-generation Prius will need to balance heightened fuel economy with the enhanced dynamics demanded by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda...

Toyota Prius sales pass 3 million mark

Toyota Motor Corporation is celebrating another milestone with global sales of the Toyota Prius surpassing the 3 million-vehicle mark almost 16 years after the model first launched. Spread across the expanded Toyota Prius range, inclusive of the Pruis C city car and Prius V people mover, the Japanese manufacturer announced that 3...

Toyota brake system recall affects 242,000 cars globally, 1652 in Oz

A brake system recall affecting almost a quarter of million Toyota and Lexus hybrids globally will force more than 1600 Toyota Prius owners in Australia to take their vehicles back to the dealership. The global recall affects 242,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS250h vehicles, including 117,000 vehicles in Japan, 86,500 in the US and approximately 30,000 in Europe...

Toyota Camry Hybrid overtakes Prius in local sales

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has overtaken the Toyota Prius in local sales, as Toyota’s in-house battle of the hybrids ticks over 50,000 units. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has sold its 50,000th hybrid car in Australia – split between 42,000 Toyotas and 8500 Lexus models – with the Toyota Camry Hybrid now surpassing the original hybrid poster car, the Toyota Prius...

Toyota Prius recall expanded over water pump fault

Another Toyota Prius recall has surfaced just seven days after the news that Toyota would recall 2.76 million vehicles around the world for a steering system fault, including 12,710 second-generation Toyota Prius hybrids in Australia. A total of 8119 second-generation Toyota Prius vehicles have been recalled due to a fault with the hybrid car’s electric water pump...

Toyota recalls 2.76m cars; 12,710 Prius hybrids in Australia

Toyota has recalled 2.76 million vehicles around the world in the second multi-million-vehicle recall for the Japanese manufacturer in recent weeks. The recall, which relates to a potential fault with the steering systems of nine different models including the Toyota Corolla, comes five weeks after the company was forced to recall 7...

Toyota Prius joins Fisker Karma in Hurricane Sandy fire troubles

Three Toyota Prius hybrids have joined 16 Fisker Karmas in being damaged by fire when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey last week. The New York Times reports that although the three Toyota Prius models – including a plug-in hybrid and a conventional hybrid – were also located at Port Newark, they were part of a separate incident to the Fisker cars...

Toyota Prius wedge shape could change for next-gen hybrid: report

The classic wedge-shape of the Toyota Prius is under review as the Japanese car maker works towards a final design for the next generation of the hybrid vehicle. According to a report from Bloomberg, the next-gen Toyota Prius, while still more than a year away, could lose its aerodynamic wedge shape in an effort to push design trends and boost demand...