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    Report: Toyota finds profit in Europe thanks to hybrid sales
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    In the land of diesel, Toyota appears to be making money its own way and thereby making more of it. The Japanese automaker is taking on Europe's diesel-centric ways by substantially boosting sales of hybrids on the continent. That, along with cost cutting measures, has increased the company's ...

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    Exclusive: Why Toyota constantly improving the Prius' fuel economy is something of a fool's errand

    Toyota has a great marketing line when it comes to the power of hybrids: "Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved their owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline worldwide compared to gasoline-only powered vehicles." We're not going to quibble with that number – it is impressive ...

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    Official: Toyota will make more than 1 million hybrids this year

    "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss." The Who lyric seems apropos, given the news that Toyota may double its hybrid-vehicle production this year and will maintain that sales level for the next three years as it expands both the number of hybrid models it offers and sales efforts to markets ...

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    Official: Toyota Avalon gets 40-MPG hybrid model for 2013

    Given that the 2013 Avalon shares a platform with the new Lexus ES, this news should come as no surprise: Toyota's largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant for the first time ever. Judging by these first photos, carspotters will have to squint hard to tell that they're looking at a hybrid, ...

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    Official: Toyota sells over four million hybrids worldwide

    A million here, a million there. Sooner or later, those numbers add up. Toyota announced today it has sold over four million hybrids around the world since introducing the first Prius in Japan all the way back in 1997. Sales were slow, at first, but the pace is now picking up. For example, it ...

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    Official: Toyota wins 13 'best value' awards from Vincentric with help from hybrids

    Toyota's hybrid stable helped the automaker win "best value" awards from automotive data firm Vincentric for 13 different categories, the most of any automaker. The Japanese automaker won the best value award in four separate hybrid categories and garnered awards from its Lexus and Scion ...

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    Official: Price it up: Toyota unveils Prius C online configurator

    Toyota has launched its online Prius C configurator that allows prospective buyers to check out color schemes and price out options for the compact hybrid version of the world's best-selling hybrid model. The webpage includes a color wheel with nine choices and outlines options that are included ...

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    Chicago: Toyota's odd hybrid promotions include "Prius Kingdom" and Monopoly

    In an effort to spur sales, Toyota seems willing to try just about anything to promote its hybrid lineup. Whether that's a Monopoly-themed booth at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show or a new twist on nature-spotting safaris with the new Prius Kingdom website, the Japanese automaker is certainly letting ...

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    Official: Toyota: If all Americans drove a Prius, dependence on foreign oil would drop by 70%

    Speaking at the Economic Club of Chicago during the Chicago Auto Show last week, the president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Yoshi Inaba, laid out his company's near-future plans, and made about as strong a case for hybrids as you're likely to hear this month. This is to be expected, since ...

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    Toyota sells 400,000th hybrid in diesel-loving Europe

    Some notable dates for Toyota and/or hybrid fans: 1997: Toyota introduces its first production hybrid vehicle, the Prius August 2010: Toyota sells on millionth hybrid in Japan. May 2011: Toyota sells one millionth Prius hybrid in the U.S. June 2011: The two-millionth hybrid is ...

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    Official: 2012 Toyota Highlander, Lexus LS 600h, CT 200h hybrids get slight price increases

    The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus LS 600h L and the CT 200h Premium are among the models from the Japanese automaker that will be a bit more expensive in the near future. Starting with December production, the Highlander Hybrid goes up 1.1 percent or $400 to start at $38,540. The two ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius C headed to UK, rest of Europe?

    After it leaked out onto the interwebs yesterday, Autocar now claims that, contrary to the magazine's prior report, the Toyota Prius C could indeed be UK-bound – perhaps even destined for Europe-wide distribution. Toyota's baby hybrid is set to make its official debut at the 2011 Tokyo ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius C to be called Aqua in Japan, expected to return 94 mpg*

    Toyota's upcoming compact hybrid, previewed by the Prius C Concept, will reportedly launch in January 2012 in Japan wearing the Aqua name, according to news outlet Nikkei. The compact gas-electric is expected to carry a fuel economy rating of 40 kilometers per liter (94 miles per gallon U.S.) on ...

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    Breaking: Ford, Toyota will partner on RWD hybrid system for trucks and SUVs

    Is the Prius V not big enough for you? Then you'll probably be interested to learn that Ford and Toyota announced a new partnership today to develop a new hybrid system for SUVs and light trucks. The "equal partners" deal should result in a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that will be ready ...

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    Toyota involoved in hybrid patent infringement case with Efficient Drivetrains

    Japanese automaker Toyota is involved in a hybrid patent infringement case with Palo Alto, CA-based Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI). Similar to the PAICE case, Toyota is being accused of using technologies that have been patented by another corporation. This time 'round, it's Efficient ...

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    GRMN Concept II is one sporty Toyota hybrid

    At this year's Nürburgring 24-Hour endurance race, Toyota plans to unveil a flashy convertible hybrid that's nimble and – are you ready for this? – cranks out 295 horsepower Yep, that's right, a sporty Toyota hybrid! Co-developed by Gazoo Racing, the Toyota GRMN Hybrid Concept ...

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    Toyota says Prius V won't attract current Prius owners

    Toyota expects that its Prius V wagon will draw buyers out of sport utility vehicles, mid-size sedans and other wagons, but won't attract many current Prius owners. Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager of Toyota, says that current Prius owners are determined to drive a vehicle ...

  • 0 snaps exclusive close-up photos of Toyota Prius V

    Even though Toyota is currently prepping for the media launch of its Prius V at the end of May, the Japanese automaker found time in its hectic schedule to make a pit stop in Berkeley, CA, giving an exclusive peek at the wagon-like hybrid. The crew at HybridCars snapped some ...

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    Toyota targets 45% thermal efficiency for engines in next-gen hybrids

    In early April, at the SAE 2011 High Efficiency IC Engines Symposium in Detroit, MI, Toyota's Koichi Nakata declared that the Japanese automaker is exploring ways to further reduce the fuel consumption of its upcoming hybrid models. According to Nakata, Toyota aims to develop a gasoline engine ...

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    Whole lotta Prius love: Toyota's hybrid sales top 3 million worldwide

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    The number of Toyota hybrids sold over the past decade or so has officially passed the three-million mark, hitting 3.03 million back on February 28th. Toyota claims that its hybrids have directly reduced carbon dioxide ...


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