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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Offer AC Outlets On Prius, Starting In Japan

One lesson learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was this: hybrid or battery-powered vehicles can provide essential electricity in the event of a natural disaster. Owners of Toyota’s hybrid Estima vans, which come with AC power outlets, used their vehicles as a source of...Read More»

Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames
Ford Recalls, Ferrari IPO, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Car News Headlines

Ford is recalling the Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, and F-Series for a lighting issue. [TheCarConnection] Our sister site MotorAuthority has launched a redesign with new features and a slicker interface. [MotorAuthority] What do you want to know about the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid?...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package
Toyota Prius Plus Performance Package Is Positively Puzzling

Ask any Prius owner why they purchased their car, and the responses will likely include fuel economy, reduced emissions, cost savings and potentially even the car’s futuristic styling. We’d be willing to bet no one would respond with superior handling, crisp turn-in, straight line...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

Ford C-Max Energi, first revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Ford's 2012 C-Max Product Lineup Loses A Minivan

If you fell in love with compact C-Max minivan and were counting down the days until you could buy one from your local Ford dealer, we’ve got good news and bad news. First the bad news: Ford has killed plans to sell the three-row, seven-passenger C-Max in the United States, citing an...Read More»

2003 Toyota Prius
2001 - 2003 Prius Hybrids Recalled By Toyota

Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2003 Prius models worldwide, including some 52,000 in the United States. At issue are the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts, which can loosen over time if the steering wheel is repeatedly and forcefully turned to the...Read More»

2001 Toyota Prius
2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recalled

With the floor-mat and sticky-throttle-pedal recalls in its rearview mirror, Toyota now is recalling the first-generation Prius for a problem with steering. Toyota says it's conducting the recall for about 52,000 Prius sedans sold in the U.S. in the 2001 to 2003 model years. Globally, the recall...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 VW Passat Review, Toyota Prius V: Today's Car News

We've taken our first drive in the 2012 VW Passat and wonder, should we finish it with "bless their hearts?" [TheCarConnection] We've also driven the Toyota Prius V station wagon for the first time, and as predicted, it's pretty much a Prius wagon. Death to flying buttresses! [GreenCarReports]...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Does The Toyota Prius Need Seven Seats? #YouTellUs

The Toyota Prius is a runaway sales hit. With gas prices near an all-time high, consumers are looking to increase their fuel economy. But what about those who have a families of six or more? Those people are probably getting tired of filling up the gas tank in that Chevrolet Suburban. So where can...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

Akio Toyoda
Worried About Natural Disasters? Akio Toyoda Says Buy A Prius

Toyota president Akio Toyoda -- scion of the Toyoda family for which the company is named -- recently held a press conference on the subject of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan on March 11. And in the middle of it all, in response to what could've been a pre-arranged...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Small Cars Getting Big Price Hikes Soon

If you're planning to replace your current vehicle with a new one at any point this calendar year—especially a small car—you might want to step up the timeframe and consider heading out to the showroom. Now. Why? Because if price matters—as it should—you'll probably have to...Read More»

Toyota Prius Eco-Greenhouse in MONOPOLY Millionaires game by Electronic Arts
Monopoly Millionaires Lets You Pass Go, Collect $200, And Save The Planet In A Virtual Toyota Prius

Weary of pulling weeds on Farmville? Been around the block one too many times in Car Town? Need a new way to look busy in your cubicle without actually being busy? Look no further than Monopoly Millionaires -- now with special add-ins from Toyota. For the next 12 months, folks who play Monopoly...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota Production In Japan--Including Prius--To Resume At Half-Speed

In the aftermath of the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, Japan's automakers are just starting to formulate plans to get rolling once again—at least in part. After being shut down for more than a month, several of Toyota's plants will begin limited production between...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Study: Unemployment Rate, Gas Prices Predict Vehicle Demand

At first glance, the auto market can look fickle from one month or season to the next. Some months Americans are more into thirstier vehicles; other months—like this one—we put down our wont toward trucks, and there's a rush on fuel-efficient small cars. Now, two researchers at the...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010
Toyota: It’s Our Responsibility To Address Hybrid, Plug-In Confusion

Hybrids such as the Toyota Prius have now been offered for more than a decade. Yet as we learned from a study revealed just this past week, a surprisingly high percentage of new-car shoppers don't really know how hybrids work—or what makes plug-in hybrids or battery-electric vehicles...Read More»

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Gas Prices Fueling Price Spike On High-Mileage Hybrids, Small Cars

Gasoline prices are on the rise. And as surely as we can say that more Americans will start putting half-tanks into their cars and complaining loudly about the extra $20 or so a month they'll need to shell out—and schemes like drilling into fuel tanks emerge—let the rush on small cars...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010
Survey: Shoppers Very Confused About Hybrids, Plug-Ins, And EVs

Combined, hybrids, plug-in electrics, and electric vehicles still only account for a very small percentage of the car market. And outside of the iconic Prius—which Toyota is now developing into a separate green brand with at least two models—there aren't any big hybrid sales successes...Read More»

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