Toyota’s traditionally conservative car designs have been getting increasingly offbeat — witness the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle and the latest Prius hybrid. A new small SUV called the C-HR is about to take the weirdness even further.
As the world's first mass-produced hybrid enters its fourth generation and approaches its 20 year anniversary, Roadshow takes a look back at the Prius' roots.
You could draw the conclusion in this world that there are two types of people – those who understand the Toyota Prius, and those who don’t. It’s easy to see why you may not understand a car like this. For instance, buying the 2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech will set you back $43,990 plus on-road costs, […]
By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most […]
With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment. As such, we’ve assembled four of the […]
Prius owners can now haul a light trailer, thanks to improved heat management in the electric motor and differential.
Look for the pretty under the skin, though.
Citing a push for an image update and lower emissions, the VW has been replaced with a Toyota hybrid.
Over the past 20 years, the Toyota Prius has been the world's most successful "alternative"-fuel vehicle, largely because it doesn't depend on that fuel — electricity. Rather, it runs a gas-and-electric motor at the same time, most of...Show More Summary
eek Squad is replacing its iconic Geekmobile, which it hopes will freshen up its image.
is the world's best-selling hybrid still king-of-the-heap for real-world fuel economy, or can a super-efficient lightweight diesel knock it off its perch? we put the new diesel-engined citroen c4 cactus (claiming just 3.6 l/100km) up against the new hybrid-powered toyota prius (claiming 3.4 l/100km) in an economy shootout. Show More Summary
Using hydrogen in fuel cells as the primary fuel for personal vehicles results in more emissions than an off-the-shelf Toyota Prius, paying a premium price for the vehicle, and struggling to find a fueling station (there are only 14 in the entire US today). Show More Summary
Hyundai was a late bloomer in the fuel efficiency game, only bringing its Sonata Hybrid to market in 2010, the same year as the third generation of the incumbent Toyota Prius arrived on the scene. Since then, the two paths have diverged,...Show More Summary
On Episode #472, we talk about highlights from the 2016 New York International Auto Show, and how Toyota developed the Prius Prime through customer feedback Continue reading NYIAS Top Picks, Prius Prime | Autoblog Podcast #472 NYIAS Top Picks, Prius Prime | Autoblog Podcast #472 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:01:00 EST. Show More Summary
The redesigned hybrid has aced the challenging small-overlap test.
The 2016 Toyota Prius earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest Top Safety Pick Plus award after the hybrid's recent crash test. Continue reading 2016 Toyota Prius earns Top Safety Plus honor from IIHS 2016 Toyota Prius earns Top Safety Plus honor from IIHS originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:00:00 EST. Show More Summary
In an evaluation of the best available headlight systems of 31 midsize cars, the Toyota Prius v was the only model that earned a top rating of good. Eleven cars earned an acceptable rating; nine earned a marginal rating; and ten earned...Show More Summary
A new Toyota plug-in hybrid will soon be driving in the streets as the Japanese automotive manufacturer unveiled already the 2017 Prius Prime. According to a report by Nasdaq, Toyota presented the new vehicle during the New York auto show and it's deemed to be more efficient compared to the company's famous Prius hatchback.
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Headlights on a third of U.S. midsize car models do a poor job, and only one, the Toyota Prius v, performed well enough with an optional upgrade to earn a good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in results released on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Toyota's redesigned Prius is ready for prime time—if prime time means 22 miles of electric-only range. Replacing last year's Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the new Prius Prime is more than just a Prius with an electric charging station outlet. Those figures are supported by what Toyota anticipates will be a 120 mpge rating, i.e. the distance the car...