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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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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 United S ...
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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 t ...
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Lexus NX “Shampoo” Commercial Is Superweird, Pushes the Boundaries of Speedo Tolerance

Aug 29 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Do you enjoy foam parties? How about not wearing pants? Has Lexus got the compact luxury crossover for you! We knew Lexus had its eye on European sales when it introduced the new compact NX luxury crossover, but a commercial posted to its Japanese YouTube channel has us, er, concerned over the brand’s perception of Continental buyers. The spot—dubbed “Shampoo”—starts off conventionally enough, with an NX200t and NX300h hybrid cruising aro ...
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Weekly Roundup: Most popular stories and new car reviews

Aug 29 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Most popular stories: Avoid those potholes!Carlos Osorio, AP Photo 1. Seven of the worst things you can do your vehicle. Time and again, we ignore or do certain things to our vehicles that will almost always result in massive repair bills 2. Got a traffic ticket away from home? You’re better off paying up. Think twice about laughing off a ticket you get from across the border Rotting muscle cars for sale on CraigslistSupplied, Craigslist 3. Heaps of rotting musc ...
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2016 Chevy Volt Range Extender, Tesla Hunger Games, Toyota Hybrid Sales: Today's Car News

Aug 29 2014 10:41am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

Today we have stories on three big green-car names. Find out why the 2016 Chevrolet Volt could get a 75-horsepower range extended, and why states may be stuck in a "Hunger Games" for the massive battery "Gigafactory." Meanwhile, Toyota continues to dominate global hybrid sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Are states in a "race t ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro priced from $41,285*

Aug 29 2014 10:06am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Truck, Toyota, Off-Road Just a few weeks after announcing pricing for the first two members of its TRD Pro Series, Toyota has finally dropped the final pricing details on its new Tundra TRD Pro. Like the Tacoma TRD Pro, the Tundra will be available in two different body styles, with a more affordable Double Cab and a roomier Crew Cab. Prices start at $41,285 for the former and $43,900 for the latter - not counting ...
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Begun the SLOG Wars Have: Uber Announces New Driver-Recruitment Initiative, Lyft Displeased

Aug 29 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

If there were any doubt remaining that Uber is a flash-in-the-pan cash-grab startup rather than a serious player in the transportation sector, one need only scope the name of the company’s new initiative: SLOG. An acronym for “Supplying Long-term Operations Growth,” SLOG suggests that the company very much sees itself in the ride-sharing game for the foreseeable future. The San Francisco–based dispatch/logistics company has recently been involved in high-prof ...
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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO Test Drive

Aug 29 2014 8:07am CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

A couple of years ago, a lot of folks would be telling you that vehicles like the Toyota Tundra TRD PRO were going the way of the dinosaur. Gas was expensive, electric and hybrid vehicles were all the rage, and really, who needs such a big truck? Apparently, a lot of folks. The full size pickup truck market is red hot. The big three continue to duke it out for outrageous claiming rights, and imports like the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan show tha ...
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26-year Toyota worker wins 10-millionth Camry in factory raffle

Aug 29 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Tom Keith, a Toyota’s Georgetown factory worker, won a brand new Toyota Camry hybrid in a random drawing among around 7,000 other workers ...
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Toyota Continues To Dominate Global Hybrid Sales (No Surprise There)

Aug 29 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Hybrid sales might have been slow to take off in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but there are no such concerns these days. In the first half of 2014, Japanese automaker Toyota sold 665,740 hybrid vehicles globally--beating last year's record figure by a full four percent over th ...
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