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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...

Leonardo DiCaprio Ditches Toyota Prius & Green Lights Fisker Karma

Hollywood's highest-paid actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has taken delivery of his new hi-tech hybrid 2012 Fisker Karma. DiCaprio, a long-term environmental activist who earned $77 million last year, has ditched his Toyota Prius hybrid in favour of the Fisker hybrid - edging aside Al Gore and Colin Powell, who are apparently still green (only, at the moment, with envy) and still on the waiting list...

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 2.2L/100km to debut at Frankfurt

Toyota will unveil the 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid at next month's 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new plug-in version of the popular hybrid will showcase a combined fuel consumption figure of just 2.2L/100km. The new version will feature Toyota's new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (PHEV) which will be matched to the company's Hybrid Synergy Drive system it has been using on the normal Toyota Prius...

Google self-driving Toyota Prius causes car crash

One of Google's driveless, automated Toyota Prius vehicles has caused a four-car pile-up near the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. This image, recently given to Jalopnik in the US, shows the Google Toyota Prius with its various sensors and roof-mounted guidance equipment shortly after the incident...

Toyota Prius c Concept at Australian International Motor Show 2011

The Toyota Prius c Concept has made its debut at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne, and Toyota Australia has all but confirmed the compact hybrid will go on sale Down Under in the second half of 2012. The Prius c Concept ('c' for 'city') is smallest member of the Japanese marque’s rapidly expanding hybrid family...

Diesel hybrid car carrier to ship Toyota Prius across Pacific

The news of a hybrid-powered car carrier will be music to the ears of many of our readers who commented about the lack of regulation of emissions from ocean-faring vessels in our latest editorial. Beginning this month, Toyota Prius vehicles and other hybrids from the Japanese manufacturer will be transported across the Pacific Ocean in a diesel-hybrid car carrier...