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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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New drifting world record set in Toyota GT86

Jul 30 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Scion, Toyota We have entered a drifting arms race. Last year, BMW smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest drift by hanging the tail out for 51.3 miles around a wet skid pad in an M5 at the BMW Performance Driving School in South Carolina. That beat the previous milestone of nearly seven miles. Now, Bimmer's record is up in smoke as well and is in the possession of a Toyota. German driver Harald Müller pummeled th ...
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This Fixer-Upper MKIV Toyota Supra Turbo Needs A New Home

Jul 30 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Earlier this month, I wrote about why you should buy an MKIV Toyota Supra . Well, joy of joys, here's one on eBay that's way below market value - with good reason. It needs a fair amount of work. However, it's a smoking deal if you can get it for under the seller's reasonable asking price.Read mo ...
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2015 Toyota Prius Gains Special Edition

Jul 30 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Toyota is adding a little extra spark to its hybrid Prius for 2015. The Persona Series Special Edition ties in a few unique interior and exterior components to the midlevel Prius Three trim, including 17-inch wheels with a dark metallic finish — 15-inchers are only available otherwise — plus the special edition adds a new Absolutely Red exterior color and the front occupants' footwells feature blue lighting. Related: 2014 Toyota Prius: Car ...
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2015 Toyota Prius Persona special edition announced

Jul 30 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Toyota has introduced the 2015 Prius Persona in the United States. It features black SofTex upholstery, gray contrast stitching and dark ...
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Not All Small Cars Shine in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

Jul 30 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Cars.com

In its latest round of tests the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that diminutive cars still have issues with its challenging small overlap front crash test. This time out electric cars like the range-extender 2014 Chevrolet Volt and 2014 Nissan Leaf were tested for the first time with mixed results, while the Mini Countryman was the only small car in the group to earn a top grade in the test. Related: Tougher IIHS Cr ...
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Car Review: 2014 Nissan Sentra

Jul 30 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview: Front-wheel-drive compact sedan Pros: More interior space and trunk room than most competitors, and much better pricing. Cons: Needs more power. Value for money: Good What would I change? The Sentra needs more power, especially when operating with a full complement of passengers. Nissan is a company on a roll, as strong sales and an innovative catalogue of products have made the Japanese auto maker th ...
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Toyota's Drifty And Slidey GT86 Rally Car Is Almost Ready

Jul 30 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The GT86 CS-R3 built by Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Germany will race in WRC3's R3 category as the only rear-wheel drive car, because oversteer is fun. This is the first onboard footage of i ...
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Road Trips: The Great Indian World Trip

Jul 30 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

‘We are 50,000 kilometres into it now, only 20,000 to go.” Tushar Agarwal seems matter-of-fact about The Great Indian World Trip. “We’ve done Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, so now we only have Central America, North America and Europe left.” Agarwal’s email is making me jealous. Considering how far he, off-roading expert Sanjay Madan and videographer Prasad Delshpande have travelled, they seem well on their way to accomplishing their objective. ...
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NHTSA Studies Dodge Charger, Cadillac ATS-V, Ford F-150 Prices: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Jul 30 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Toyota Sequoia Review The 2015 Toyota Sequoia has room for the entire family and can tow a boat with ease, but its a challenge to maneuver for daily driving, and it's thirsty, too. NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonat ...
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2015 Toyota Sequoia

Jul 30 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Sequoia is a large, truck-based SUV that offers excellent family practicality and towing capabilities–in a rugged, old-school package that has all but been superseded by today's family-sized crossovers. However, there are still a few competitors left in segment–each of which have smoothed out ...
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