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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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Toyota's mean, green fuel-cell car dons racing stripes

Nov 1 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota's new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle broke cover at a Japan rally race this weekend with speed demon Akio Toyoda behind the wheel to prove that the green ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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Dead Heat in China, with Porsche Taking Pole for the 6 Hours

Nov 1 2014 8:12am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Dead Heat in China, with Porsche Taking Pole for the 6 Hours A thrilling qualifying session for the 6 Hours of Shanghai saw the no14 Porsche 919 of Romain Dumas and Neel Jani and the no8 Toyota TS040 of Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi set the exact same time of 1m48.300 after an average of the four best laps for each car. ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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New Volt Tech, Tesla Sales Spat, Best Car To Buy Award: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Nov 1 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

What battle did electric-car maker Tesla Motors bring on itself? And, which of five new cars should win our Best Car To Buy 2015 award? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, October 31, 2014. Our Friday story covered what we call "forbidden fruit": a cool car sold. ...
Source: Honda Insight Reviews   Full article at: Honda Insight Reviews
 

 
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2014 United States Grand Prix - Friday Press Conference

Oct 31 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 United States Grand Prix - Friday Press Conference Transcrit of the Friday press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 United States Grand Prix Sat 01.11.14, 2:02AM TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Eric BOULLIER (McLaren), Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber), T ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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2015 Toyota Corolla

Oct 31 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The focus of the Toyota Corolla has long been basic, trouble-free, and relatively comfortable transportation, without the frills. But that all changed a bit a couple years ago, when Toyota added some more technology and flair to the Corolla, and free of biases that have long pegged the Coroll ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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2015 Lexus ES

Oct 31 2014 6:22pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Lexus ES lands squarely between the IS and GS sport sedans in the Lexus lineup, and it serves as a comfort-minded and far less performance-oriented counterpart to them both. The ES 350 and ES 330h hybrid are based on the Toyota Avalon architecture (rather than, a few years ago, the Camry), and with ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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This Is What the World’s Come to: A Slayer-Modified—Yes, the Metal Band—Scion tC for SEMA

Oct 31 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Metal icons Slayer are all about fast, loud, and violent. The gothic-macabre Slayer Scion tC that Toyota will bring to SEMA this year embodies at least two of those qualities, with a skull-festooned aesthetic and an interior crammed full of with audio gear. The black and red coupe has custom airbrushed skulls on either side and the Slayer eagle logo on the hood. Billet sword blade wheels with menacing spike center caps and ominous red lighting accents dia ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Presenting the Hyper-Flared, DUB-ed Out Toyota Yaris and Sienna You’ve, Uh, Been Waiting For?

Oct 31 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

DUB went for the cupcake and large-loaf ends of Toyota’s U.S. product lineup when it came to this year’s SEMA project cars. And they chose to travel the widebody route for both the Yaris and Sienna DUB Editions. The wee Yaris, resplendent in its pearl-white/black livery, features a pair of Mr. Fantastic flares stretched out over a set of 20×10-inch Dropstars wheels wrapped in no-profile Nitto rubber. Filling out the hoops from behind is a TRD Big Brak ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Viva La Targa! Scion Chops Part of the Roof Off the FR-S Sports Car for SEMA

Oct 31 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For years, rumors have swirled about Scion building a convertible version of the FR-S. Alas, well into the FR-S’ life cycle, such a thing has never appeared, at least not in production form. There was a concept, the FT-86 Open, which Scion parent company Toyota showed last year at the Geneva auto show. And along comes this: a lovely targa-roofed FR-S show car. Making its debut at the 2014 SEMA show, the “FR-S T1″ was created by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs and wears “Az ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Ghost Engine Haunts Dog In Bizarre Supercharged Toyota Ad

Oct 31 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

There's very little to say about Toyota's 1G-GZE supercharged straight six. Well, except that it was a ghost and it appears to have haunted at ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 

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