Toyota Prius News

Prius vs. Insight: The Battle Continues
Prius vs. Insight: The Battle Continues

Good news from Japan: 75,000 eager hybrid fans have placed orders for the 2010 Toyota Prius. That's not just a big deal for Toyota; it's also a big deal for folks like us who enjoy watching a good showdown--in this case, the one that's been brewing between the 2010 Prius and the 2010 Honda Insight...Read More»

Audi 5000 by Flickr user Mark.Mitchell.Brown
A Short, Sad History of So-Called Sudden Acceleration

Every so often, the notion of "sudden acceleration" rears its ugly head. We've just countered the latest case on AllAboutPrius.com, but it's worth remembering the grandaddy of all such cases--and the damage it did. In November 1986, the CBS news show 60 Minutes aired a dramatic segment that...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Honda Insight Pulls Ahead, Tata Is Tops, And Another Elon Musk Meltdown In The Making

One horse town -- We were vaguely confused when we came across that high-tech horse wagon pic to your left. Turns out it's not, in fact, a vehicle for upscale Amish gentlemen, but rather a snazzy system for training horses. And also camels. [Kurtsystems via DRB] That voice -- GPS manufacturers are...Read More»

Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept
12 Great Family Cars for the Recession

  America’s in the midst of a deep recession--and no industry's suffered like the auto industry. Even so, the need for a new family car is still pressing on folks who may be readying for a new arrival, or ready to move out of a smaller car into one that’s more teen-friendly. Which family car...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009
UPDATED: 2010 Toyota Prius Pricing: From $21,000

  Want a 2010 Toyota Prius? It'll set you back less than you think. Pricing for the 2010 Prius is set to start at $21,000, which is a full $1,000 less than the 2009 model. It's safe to assume--really safe--that the cut has come in response to the Prius' low-cost competition, the Honda Insight...Read More»

Booth professionals of the 2009 Shanghai Motor Show
Link Love From The Car Connection: Top Green Cars, Chrysler And The iPod, The Booth Professionals Of Shanghai

Blue goes green -- Kelley Blue Book has announced its top "green cars" for 2009. No points for guessing the #1 pick (could it be anything other than the 2010 Toyota Prius?), but you get props for knowing which American cars made the cut. Hint: the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Win A Cool 2010 Toyota Prius Solar-Powered Backpack!

 It's just a matter of days before we unleash hell on the 2010 Toyota Prius--and now it's your chance to win some cool Prius schwag to celebrate the arrival of the third-generation hybrid. Come March 25, TheCarConnection.com can tell you all about the Prius--how it handles, how it accelerates, how...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Driven: The 70-MPG 2010 Toyota Prius

What happens when you unleash a pack of automotive journalists on the newest hybrid on the block--and challenge them to beat the chief engineer's best fuel economy? If you plan it right--set a low bogey--you'll let journalists write the best story on the 2010 Toyota Prius from behind the wheel. The...Read More»

Bob Nardelli speaks to CNBC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Nardelli Speaks To CNBC, Leno Speaks to eBay, And A Former Auto Employee Sings His Little Heart Out

A gentle reminder -- Yo, peeps: the clock is ticking on our 2010 Toyota Prius schwag giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post; we'll do the rest. So easy, even someone crunked up on another kind of swag bag can do it. Not so funny -- Remember that Jay Leno gig we told you...Read More»

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Toyota Undercuts 2010 Insight Pricing With 2011 sub-Prius

Barely missing a beat in the gas/electric hybrid sales wars, Toyota is planning a new low-priced hybrid that should come in under the $2 million yen mark in Japan according to the Nikkei business newspaper today. $2 million yen ($20,510) is a significant psychological barrier for Japanese consumers...Read More»

Toby Keith
Link Love From The Car Connection: Contests Galore, Driving In China, And Yes, More Freakin' iPhone Apps

We call it a sweetstakes -- Love Toby Keith? Need a new truck? Well, friend, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you: Ford's "Biggest and Baddest Sweepstakes" could net you a new Ford F-150 and the chance to spend a weekend on tour with the Tobster. Get those entries in before this Sunday...Read More»

Charlie Chaplin, The Gold Rush (1925)
9 Cars for Artfully Dodging the Recession

Mega-bonuses have dried up, McMansions are going empty, and three-car garages and credit cards can no longer be obtained on request. Jeez, this recession sure doesn't feel as much fun as Fox, CNN and the New York Times make it out to be. Like us, you may have always dreamed of owning a new BMW, or...Read More»

Prius mechanic Carolyn Coquillette photographed by Sarah Lyon
Link Love From The Car Connection: Flying Car Concepts, Lambo Coloring Books, And Happy Birthday To A Giant Among Men

We have nothing to say about Tuesdays. Well, we do, but our lawyers can be so picky. Slander, schmander, on to the links: That's Ms. Greasemonkey to you -- We may be losing one female mechanic to the boob tube (ahem), but there are plenty more still in the trenches. Case in point: San Francisco's...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Walks The Walk With A Whopping 50mpg

Unless you've been living under a rock (and who could blame you these days?), you probably know that the 2010 Toyota Prius is on the way. Chances are also good that you've read Toyota's claims that the new Prius will kick some serious mileage butt. Well, after talking the talk, Toyota is finally...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight Generates Swift Demand In Japan

Honda's timing for the re-introduction of its Insight nameplate couldn't come at a better time for the Japanese and American auto markets; both are experiencing historic lows and hemorrhaging profit. We reported that the Insight will sell in Japan at just under 2 million yen, a bit of a magic...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
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»

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