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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...

Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. autonomous concept headed for Tokyo show

Toyota will unveil its version of the infamous 'Google car' at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Based on a Toyota Prius and called the Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. (Automatic Vehicle Operation System), the concept is able to drive and park itself without a driver. The Toyota Prius A.V.O.S. has been designed to preview technologies that could find their way into future production vehicles...

2012 Toyota Prius C revealed ahead of Tokyo debut

The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius C has been revealed ahead of its 2011 Tokyo Motor Show debut on November 30. The Yaris-sized five-seat hybrid hatch promises to set a new fuel efficiency benchmark for Toyota in Australia when it goes on sale in the first quarter of next year...

Toyota Prius c revealed in Japanese brochure

Images of the production version of the Toyota Prius c have been leaked in a Japanese brochure. The new compact urban MPV-style Prius in production trim looks vastly different to the concept we saw at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in July. The nose of the production Toyota Prius c takes on a revised design language compared with the current Toyota Prius theme...

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid priced below Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt in the US

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been priced below its key competitors in the US, following its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week. The Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been listed at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of US$32,000, undercutting the all-electric Nissan LEAF (US$35,200) and the similar range-extending Chevrolet Volt (US$40,280)...

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid under investigation for Australia, Prius c and MPV locked in for 2012

The production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.   The Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid promises to be one of the most fuel efficient petrol-powered vehicles on the road when it launches in Japan, Europe and the US from early next year. Toyota says the Prius Plug-In Hybrid will sip fuel at a rate of just 2...

2012 Toyota Prius facelift coming to Australia first half of 2012

The 2012 Toyota Prius facelift has made low-key debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show ahead of its Australian launch in the first half of next year. The updated Toyota Prius remains identical under the skin, retaining its 3.9 litres/100km combined cycle fuel consumption and 89g/km CO2 emissions average...

Eco-conscious bear steals Toyota Prius

An eco-conscious but clumsy bear has crashed a Californian family’s Toyota Prius. According to a report in the Contra Costa Times, the bear climbed into the 2002 Toyota Prius at about 3:30am one morning earlier this month. Managing to get itself wedged behind the wheel, the bear became frustrated and started tearing at the interior as it tried to find a way out...