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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...

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid not for Australia until 2015

The current-generation Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will not come to Australia after a local trial of five vehicles found the electric-only cruising range was not enough to meet local acceptance. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid, which weighs 1420kg, a mere 50kg more than the standard Prius, has gone on sale in Japan and the US, and will be introduced to Europe next month...

Toyota Prius hits third place on global sales charts

The Toyota Prius has broken into the third spot behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus in worldwide car sales figures for the first quarter of 2012. According to Bloomberg, 247,230 Prius models have been sold, behind 277,000 Focuses and 300,800 Corollas...

2012 Toyota Prius released

The new 2012 Toyota Prius has been launched in Australia with an updated look, new features and a cheaper $33,990 starting price. Now $1000 cheaper than before, the new entry-level Prius comes with a 6.1-inch EGA colour display screen with reversing camera, eight-speaker JBL GreenEdge sound system, heated power retractable door mirrors, and newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels...

Toyota Prius C: the $23,990 hybrid

The Toyota Prius C has been launched in Australia, with a $23,990 starting price making it the most affordable hybrid car on sale in the country. The city-sized Prius C, which at 3995mm long is about the size of Toyota’s own Yaris on which it is based, significantly undercuts the previous cheapest petrol-electric model, the $29,990 Honda Insight...

Toyota Prius C to become Australia's cheapest hybrid

Toyota expects the all-new Prius C light car to become the cheapest hybrid in Australia when it launches in late March. Toyota Australia executive director sales and marketing Matthew Callachor says the Yaris-sized Prius C will be “thousands of dollars” cheaper than $29,990 – the current price of the Honda Insight...

Toyota Prius C hybrid hatch unlikely to beat regular Prius

The Toyota Prius C, the Japanese brand's new city-sized hybrid, will not be significantly more fuel efficient than the larger regular Prius, if at all. Toyota Australia this week revealed it expects the new Prius C to have a city (urban) fuel consumption rating of about 3.7 litres per 100km. This is lower than the Prius's 3...

Toyota Prius camper conversion unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon

Ever wanted to go camping but always thought campervans consumed too much fuel? A camper conversion for the Toyota Prius could be your answer. Looking a little like a giant telephone handle stuck onto the top of a Prius - or even a Smurf if you owned a blue Prius - the camper conversion was unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan over the weekend...

Toyota to take on Subaru BRZ GT300 with... a Prius?

When Subaru confirmed its all-new BRZ sports coupe would be competing in the Japanese Super GT race series, many assumed it was only a matter of time before Toyota responded with its own entrant. And here it is… Not quite what you were expecting, is it? According to Japanese publication Auto Sport Magazine, Toyota has overlooked the BRZ’s sister car – the 86 – and is instead preparing a GT300 version of its tree-hugging Prius hybrid...