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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...

2011 Toyota Prius prices slashed in Australia

Toyota Australia has slashed the price of the 2011 Toyota Prius by up to $7510 as a result of staggering sales and increased competition in the compact hybrid segment. According to Toyota Australia’s website, the price of the entry-level Prius model has been cut from $39,900 to $34,990 – a total saving of $4910 – while the top-spec i-Tech model is now $7510 cheaper – down from $53,500 to $45,990...

Toyota Prius c Concept coming to the 2011 Australian International Motor Show

Toyota Australia has admitted the popularity of the Toyota Prius c Concept and the feedback it receives from visitors at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne will help determine whether the production vehicle will be sold in Australia. The Prius c Concept was originally revealed at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January...

Toyota Prius+ seven seat MPV under consideration for Australia

Toyota adds another hybrid to its Prius family with the global debut of the Prius+, a seven seat MPV designed to have the lowest fuel consumption and emissions of any seven-seat vehicle on the market. It's also the first Prius to feature a lithium-ion battery pack...

Toyota Prius plural officially named 'Prii'

Toyota has finalised all the votes from the recent Toyota Pruis plural survey, and after a month-long search, the winner is: Prii. From now on, if you see more than one Toyota Prius driving down the road and wish to address such excitement to your friend, Toyota and voters say to call them 'Prii'...

Honda Fit tops Toyota Prius as Japan's top selling new car

The Honda Fit (Jazz in Australia) has dethroned the Toyota Prius to become the best-selling new car in Japan. In January, Honda sold 14,873 Fit vehicles compared with Toyota’s 13,711 Prius sales. Fit sales were up 14 percent over January 2010, while the Prius was down 38 percent...