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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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Car Review Roundup: How the mid-sized family sedans stack up

Sep 30 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The time of year is coming where we’ve driven nearly all 2014 model year cars and all cars that have been updated for 2015, so we are pretty equipped to tell you which cars are worthy of your attention. The mid-sized family sedan segment used to be dull and lacking spirit, but these days, you can get a luxurious and sporty sedan without breaking your budget. Here is our verdict on a few of the best budget family sedans we’ve driven this year (startin ...
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Lincoln Confirms Next MKX And MKS Replacement Plus Two New Cars

Sep 30 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has taken a page out of the Volkswagen playbook by making public its aggressive new growth targets, which will see the Blue Oval contend not only with VW but also General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] and Toyota for top automaker status. Under its ...
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2015 Honda CR-V First Look (34 Photos, Full Details)

Sep 29 2014 8:28pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5 Looks like: New Accord-inspired front end, with the same only-a-mother-could-love looks Drivetrain: 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; CVT; front- or all-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Oct. 1 Honda's CR-V is a perennial favorite around the Cars.com offices for its comfy ride, spacious interior and generous standard features list. For 2015, Honda tweaks t ...
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What you missed on 9.29.14

Sep 29 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Lamborghini, Design/Style, Electric, Luxury Driving and debating the pricey Cadillac ELR See that pretty, black coupe over to the right? That's the 2014 Cadillac ELR, and we think it's perhaps the best-looking Cadillac currently on the market. Problem is, it's also one of the most expensive, and we're not so so it's worth it's shockingly (pun intended, sadly) high pr ...
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Toyota Tacoma Suspension Prone To Fracturing: 690,000 Recalls

Sep 29 2014 5:25pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The mighty Toyota Tacoma has been taken down a peg by a nasty little issue with the leaf spring suspension. Apparently it's liable to "fracture due to stress and corrosion," which can mean a pointy piece of metal will repeatedly ram into your truck's gas tank and spill its contents all over the road.Re ...
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Toyota Distributor and Bass Pro Shops Team Up for Special-Edition 2015 Tundra

Sep 29 2014 5:09pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Gulf States Toyota unveiled the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition September 25 at the State Fair of Texas.Gulf States Toyota unveiled the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition September 25 at the State Fair of Texas. Based on the Tundra 4x4 CrewMax SR5, the Bass Pro Shops rig adds 20-inch wheels and special tires, side steps, a spray-on bedliner, fender flares, a stainless steel ...
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2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster First Review

Sep 29 2014 3:55pm CDT | Source: KBB

Writing about a car like the 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster isn't the same as it is f ...
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Toyota recalls 690,000 Tacoma trucks for rusty leaf springs, fire risk

Sep 29 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Recalls, Toyota Toyota has announced that it will be issuing a recall of 690,000 Tacoma pickups from model years 2005 through 2011. The affected vehicles include both the four-wheel-drive model and the two-wheel-drive PreRunner (but not the standard 4x2 pickups), which may have a rather serious problem with their rear suspensions. In some cases, corrosion and stress could cause one of the three or four leaves i ...
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SUV Review: 2015 Lexus RX 450h SportDesign

Sep 29 2014 2:34pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Mature mid-sized luxury SUV hybrid Pros Superior fuel economy, quiet, comfortable Cons Slightly ponderous handling, user interface needs updating Value for money Fair What would I change? An overall refresh without messing with a proven formula I have had a somewhat rational “like affair” with Lexus’s RX luxury sport-ute since the model first debuted back in 1998. Sixteen years and two generations later, the formula has changed little. The mid-sized, five-passenger SUV has alw ...
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