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2010 Toyota Prius Boasts 3 Industry Firsts: Can You Name 'Em?
2010 Toyota Prius Boasts 3 Industry Firsts: Can You Name 'Em?

So says John Voelcker of network site All About Prius, an "industry first" is a feature that has never appeared before on any production vehicle. Toyota claims it has three industry firsts in the new 2010 Prius and challenged visitors at its Prius Connection New York event to guess what they are...Read More»

Tokyo bloodbath
Toyota Sales Figures See Shadow, Predict Months Of Economic Winter

Back in December, we told you that Toyota was expecting to post its first operating loss since the 1930s. That was pretty surprising. Want to know what's more surprising? Toyota just revised those year-end projections, and they're now three times worse. The company had initially expected to take a...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Sell Old Prius Alongside 2010 Model In Japan

When the new, third-gen 2010 Toyota Prius goes on sale this summer, it will be offered alongside the current-gen Prius in Japan according to the business newspaper Nikkei. The point: create a reason for hybrid buyers to stay in the Toyota fold despite the arrival of the reportedly lower-priced 2010...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Preview

The third-generation Toyota Prius is official, with a debut at the 2009 Detroit auto show--and it's rated at 50 miles per gallon. The 2010 Toyota Prius has already had a mini-unveiling last fall, when leaked photos made their way to the Web and were confirmed as accurate by Toyota. Today, Toyota is...Read More»

the duel
Toyota, Ford Duel Over MPG

So...remember when we said that the 2010 Ford Fusion (41 mpg city/36 mpg highway) would soon be the most efficient mid-size on the road? Yeah, well, Toyota wasn't too happy with that. They're now arguing that the Prius (at 48/45) is king of the efficiency heap. The EPA categorizes cars based on...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Scion, Lexus Getting In on the 2010 Toyota Prius Act?

Call it rank speculation--but's sister site is getting in on the act with the groundbreaking Toyota Prius set for a Detroit show debut. AllAboutPrius thinks the new hybrid will be getting some companions, but not necessarily in the Toyota showroom. For sure...Read More»

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2010 Toyota Prius: Mississippi Plant on Hold

Toyota is putting its new Mississippi manufacturing plant on indefinite hold, as it preps to introduce the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid that was to be built there. The Wall Street Journal says the decision--which had been rumored for months--will help the automaker get its North American production in...Read More»

Detroit Tiger Stadium
Locomotive Theory: Weekend Edition

If you're lucky enough to live in an ideal world, you probably spend your weekends sleeping in, kicking back, and pondering the events of the past five days. And it's in that spirit of quiet, philosophical reflection that I offer the video below, which demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
First Photos of 2010 Toyota Prius Hit the Web

It was speculation yesterday, but as of this morning, Autoblog and Jalopnik confirm that the new Prius photos that jumped from PriusChat to those sites are indeed accurate representations of the exterior and interior of Toyota's third-generation Prius. While the general shape and greenhouse are...Read More»

Welcome to Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Teased with "Welcome" Screen

In a Web teaser for its redesigned Prius, "Toyota's Prius Team" leaked what fans of Toyota's gas/electric hybrid believe to be the new startup screen from its computer display: "Welcome to Prius." Much like CEO Dieter Zetsche recently announcing Daimler AG had "invented the car--and we will do it...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid: Lithium-Ion Hits the Streets

With the advent of its new S400 Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz says it has the greenest internal-combustion-powered luxury sedan on the planet. It may sound like a mouthful, but each part of that description points to an S-Class with impressive fuel economy rating of nearly 30 mpg in the European...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Wants $7,500 in Volt Incentives from Feds

As GM celebrates its 100th anniversary, there's one thing for certain about the next 100 years: Its very existence could depend on the Chevrolet Volt, which was shown in Detroit today in a version described by GM executives as "more than 95 percent" representative of what it hopes to sell, starting...Read More»

2008 Volvo C30 DRIVe Concept
Volvo DRIVe to Make Efficient Splash at Paris

We Americans tend to measure how green a car is by miles per gallon; Europeans are all caught up on emissions. CO2, to be exact. And with minimal CO2 emissions being a central theme at the Paris Auto Show next month, Volvo thought it would be a good time to introduce its new green DRIVe cars. The...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Week in Reverse

Will Chrysler really ditch passenger cars for trucks, and get in bed with Nissan? Our bet is yes, but no telling if the resulting love child will have Chrysler pizzazz, Nissan quality, or John Edwards' eyes. The new Mazda6 is ready to take on the Camry, Accord, Malibu, and the other mid-size...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop
MINI Knows Your "Carfun" Footprint

While Gores and bores worry about their 100-foot houseboat's carbon footprint, MINI's almost too clever ad agency has come up with the "Carfun Footprint"--a measure of how much enjoyment your car brings for its size. The new campaign, from MINI agency Butler Shine Stern & Partners (BSSP) says...Read More»

2008 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius Is "Stuff White People Like"

Guilty as charged: when it comes to "stuff white people like," according to a Web site of the same name, the Toyota Prius rules the Caucasian roost. The satiric Web site lists the Prius as #60 among stuff white people like, along with Barack Obama, Facebook, San Francisco and Asian girls. Why the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius spy shots
2010 Toyota Prius Spied!

The world’s most popular hybrid car, the Toyota Prius, is getting a new look, and here are the first photos of it. Caught earlier as a mule, with the new front welded to the old body, these are the very first photos of the completely new 2010 Toyota Prius due to bow at the Detroit auto show in...Read More»

Prius with environmental message
NextCruise: A Look and a Ride in Tomorrow's Green Machines

Blink your eyes and you might not even notice when you pass through Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. The sign on Woodward Avenue says both "hello" and "goodbye." But next month, it will serve as ground zero in the green car revolution, helping transform the annual Woodward Dream Cruise from a past-tense...Read More»

2010 Honda Hybrid
2010 Honda Hybrid Spied!'s spies just caught Honda's hybrid-only model that's designed to take on the Toyota Prius. The shape and packaging of this prototype is clearly Prius-inspired, although the overall size looks larger than Toyota's hybrid favorite. The test group consisted of a Toyota Prius...Read More»

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