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Posted on by Caesar Alvarez

Toyota Motor Corp plans to increase production of its most popular hybrid car – the Prius – up to 50% (300.000 units) The paper said the automaker would shift production of other models away from plants where it produces Prius sedans and use the vacant equipment to increase output while limiting additional investment. A Toyota spokeswoman could not immediately confirm the report. Toyota on Wednesday lifted its interim net profit outlook by a third and mapped out a plan to keep cranking up (...)

Hollywood’s enormous impact on the Prius’s fortunes surprised even Toyota, which has simply been unable to deliver in sufficient numbers. "I own a Toyota Prius; it’s a step in the right direction. It’s a gasoline-electric midsize car that gets about 50 miles per gallon. We have the technology to make every car produced in America today just as clean, cheap and efficient.", Leonardo DiCaprio says. Local news reports claim DiCaprio liked his Prius so much he bought another three for (...)

The Toyota Prius, the best-selling gas-electric hybrid vehicle in the United States and the world, offers a more engaging driving experience for 2007 with the availability of a new Touring Edition model. In addition, the 2007 Prius gains standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags, which were previously optional.

Posted on by Anthony Kodack

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION announced today that worldwide cumulative sales of the Toyota Prius Toyota Prius , the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, have passed the half-million mark, with 504,700 units having been sold by the end of April this year. Toyota launched the Prius in 1997 in Japan and started selling it overseas, such as in North America and Europe, in 2000. The second-generation Prius, equipped with the Toyota Hybrid System II, was introduced in 2003 with an emphasis on delivering (...)

Toyota was recalling almost one million Prius cars amid safety concerns with the model’s steering. Toyota says on some vehicles, under certain conditions, the steering intermediate shaft may become loose or develop a crack. There have been no reported incidents of this condition in Australia. The recall also affects some Corolla and Avensis models that are not available in Australia. "Owners of an affected vehicle will most likely become aware of a problem with the steering as a (...)

For the third year in succession, the 1.5-litre petrol engine of the Hybrid Synergy Drive(r) has won best 1.4-1.8-litre engine in the awards and has also been named ‘Best Fuel Economy’ for its application in the Toyota Prius. This means the Hybrid Synergy Drive(r) has won both categories every year since it was launched in the second generation Prius in 2004. The Hybrid Synergy Drive(r) was a decisive winner in both categories and drew praise from the international jury for “a brilliant (...)

The firm’s next Prius will be so efficient it will be the first production car capable of returning more than 110mpg. The newcomer is being developed to try to improve European sales. While the car has been a success in the US, it has met a mixed reaction on this side of the Atlantic, due to the popularity of diesel models. "The whole electrical system has been redesigned to improve economy" said one Toyota engineer. "We are working on a prototype that runs solely on the (...)
Posted on by Mike Husleag

A U.S. trade body is to investigate a complaint that Toyota Motor Corp.’s popular Prius and Highlander hybrid models infringed a patent, according to the body’s website. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will look at a claim that the patent is owned by Florida-based Solomon Technologies Inc., it said. Solomon Technologies filed a complaint with the panel last month saying the hybrid transmission in the two popular vehicles infringed its patent related to motor and transmission (...)
A company called Hybrid Interfaces is selling a $225 system that apparently will tap into your Toyota Prius’s network and show its data on a LCD screen. Installation time 1 hour. For $325 you will get the ultimate kit that includes optional back-up camera and external video capability, touch screen data port, a serial text-video option and the ability to add Pioneers’s latest voice guidance NAV system, interfaced directly with the Prius Mult-Function Display. It will take you 1.5 hrs to (...)

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