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Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Jul 8 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Toyota Prius hits a milestone

The first truly successful hybrid vehicle on the automotive market came from Toyota and is called the Prius. Toyota has announced that it has reached global sales for its little hybrid vehicle of...

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Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Jul 8 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Toyota Prius hits a milestone

The first truly successful hybrid vehicle on the automotive market came from Toyota and is called the Prius. Toyota has announced that it has reached global sales for its little hybrid vehicle of over 3 million units. Toyota says that the 3 million mark was hit at the end of June.

The Prius was first introduced in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. The second-generation Prius bowed in during 2003 and the third generation came in 2009. Toyota was able to significantly reduce the cost of the hybrid system for each generation and the development of the vehicle resulted in Toyota procuring 1261 patents related to the third-generation Prius.

Toyota says it will continue to invest in research and development for hybrid automobiles. The company is placing an emphasis on the development and production of core components such as motors, inverters, batteries, and electronic control units.

 
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Hyundai Sonata

Sep 1 2014 11:27am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-size sedan that is a rival for best sellers like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima. The Sonata has been sold in five different generations in the U.S. (out of six total), and with each it's grown larger and more refined. Initially a compact Korean-only car, the ...
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Used No Illusion: Used-Car Values Mostly Unaffected by Recalls

Sep 1 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Every time we see someone in a Chevy Cobalt, we resist the urge to ask them if they’ve made plans to sell it. As it turns out, those folks might still receive a decent return, as owners of these recalled cars—and many other models with highly publicized problems—aren’t dumping them en masse. According to a report from Black Book, a trade publication that estimates residual values, some Cobalts actually increased in value after General Motors init ...
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2015 Toyota TRD Pro Series Tundra Pricing Announced

Sep 1 2014 4:51am CDT | Source: CarFab.com

Let’s Get Dirty! The highly anticipated launch of the all-new Tundra TRD Pro is nearly here. Already favorites among off-roaders, the 2015 Toyota Tundra will get even more capable with this new, aggressive off-road package designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD). The Tundra TRD Pro will start getting down and dirty when […] Related posts: Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race) Toyota Announces Prici ...
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Toyota Sienna

Aug 31 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Toyota Sienna is a family-friendly minivan that boasts features like all-wheel drive and airline-style second-row seats, features its competition doesn't offer. A relatively stylish and economical offering in its segment, the Sienna is a rival for vans like the Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Ca ...
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V8 Fiat 126 "Taz Racing" Is The Best Racing You Didn't Know Existed

Aug 31 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Watch this video and tell me you're not in love with "Taz Racing," which has loony Brits taking dinky little Fiat 126s and stuffing twin-cam Toyota engines and Chevy V8s inside to create the cutest little dra ...
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Scion iQ

Aug 31 2014 9:11am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Scion iQ is a microcar that has few rivals--the best one being the Smart ForTwo, though the larger Fiat 500 factors into the mix. Even though it’s a better car in some ways than its competitors, it’s still not a car that has caught on in the U.S. The iQ is known elsewhere in the wo ...
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2008 Toyota Tundra - Weaponized

Aug 31 2014 8:08am CDT | Source: Truckin'

Robbie Floyd of Mobile, Alabama, chose to build a Tundra that would shut these dissenters up once and for all.If there’s ever been a make and model that gets the custom truck community up in arms, it’s the Toyota Tundra. Whether people are claiming it’s poorly made foreign junk or simply not as strong as the Big Three’s offerings, naysayers seem to appear out of the woodwork when you roll up in a custom Toyota. Knowing this, Robbie Floyd of Mobile, Alabama, chose to build a Tun ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro pricing announced

Aug 29 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has announced the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro will be priced from $41,285 in the ...
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Lexus LS

Aug 29 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Lexus LS is the Toyota empire's flagship sedan. One of the best-selling luxury cars in America, it was the car that single-handedly established the Lexus brand, long before the popular RX crossover was introduced. It's a rival for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Audi A8, and Jaguar XJ. New in the 1990 model year ...
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