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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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Takata stock, amid growing airbag recall, takes record 23% plunge

Oct 21 2014 6:24am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Takata plunged by a record in Tokyo trading after Toyota advised U.S. owners of its cars to seat passengers in the back amid reports of metal shrapnel being propelled from inside ...
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These are the 4.7 million cars affected by massive Takata airbag recall

Oct 20 2014 4:13pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. If the air bags go off in a crash, that can send shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injure people. Below is the list of models covered by recalls that date ba ...
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Watch This Crazy Truck Driver Drive With His Feet

Oct 20 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Truck drivers generally aren't so bad. In fact, they can even be pretty good. Heroes , even. So that's what makes this video so alarming. This isn't your average crappy Toyota Echo driver, with their feet out the window. This guy has his feet on the wheel ...
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Toyota explains what names like Camry and Yaris mean

Oct 20 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Toyota Ever wonder where automakers get the names for their cars? You're not alone. The sitcom Seinfeld opened Episode 94 - the one where George Costanza buys a Chrysler LeBaron instead of a Volvo - with a bit about nameplates like Integra, Supra and Impreza. Toyota, clearly, is not exempt from choosing evocative but enigmatic names for its models, and now the Japanese automaker is taking us throug ...
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From the Obvious File: Record Number of Vehicles Recalled in 2014

Oct 20 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. this year has hit an all-time high since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was founded in 1970. According to the Detroit Free Press, automakers have recalled more than 56 million vehicles year-to-date in 2014, surpassing the 1999 full-year record of 55.6 million. (You may now add 53 2015 Ford Mustangs to this total.) As you might expect, General Motors veh ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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All It Takes To Ruin A Russian Day Is One Crappy Camry Driver

Oct 20 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

In all of my years of driving, I never thought "close your eyes and just go for it" was an acceptable method of changing lanes. This Toyota Camry driver proves that, starting a domino effect of destr ...
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NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective Airbags

Oct 20 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that could deploy with too much pressure and cause injury. It affects millions of Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors vehicles. Related: BMW, Chrysler, Ford Join Ever-Expanding Airbag Recall Unsure if your vehicle is affected? ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action

Oct 20 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair campaigns for rupturing Takata airbag inflators iss ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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GM Ignition-Switch Deaths Up to 29, Automaker May Face $10-Billion Class-Action Lawsuit

Oct 20 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A group of lawyers wants to sue General Motors for more than $10 billion in what will likely become the largest class-action lawsuit against the automaker for ignition-switch defects that have claimed at least 290 lives. Hagens Berman, the law firm that in 2012 won $1.1 billion in economic damages against Toyota for its unintended-acceleration recalls, has essentially scrapped a $350-million class-action suit against GM it filed in March. That filing, relea ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 

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