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Prius' powertrain could find new home in Toyota's "sporty" CR-Z rival

by Eric Loveday (RSS feed) on Jul 7th, 2010 at 7:45PM

By 2020, Toyota plans to offer a hybrid model in every car category across the board. Many of the upcoming hybrids will utilize the Prius' tried-and-true hybrid setup. The company is reluctant to develop an entirely new hybrid system when the one found in the Prius already performs its duties with such a high level of efficiency. Toyota has fine-tuned its current 1.8-liter gasoline engine, electric motor and nickel metal hydride battery setup to near perfection, but as the company reaches out to expand its hybrid model lineup, could the Prius powertrain actually be adapted for unintended... Read More

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