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Toyota Takes the 2013 Sales Crown

January 25th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Toyota sold a record 9.98 million vehicles last year, it said Thursday, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world's biggest automaker. The Japanese auto giant's highest-ever annual sales volume came thanks to a weaker&hellip


2014 Toyota Prius Safety Rating Loses a Star

January 17th, 2014 | by Heather Carr

The 2014 Toyota Prius safety rating lost a star last month when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ran the car through a new set of crash tests. Previous models had a five-star safety rating


Toyota Invests in Wireless Charging Tech

December 21st, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

WiTricity, a startup spun out of MIT, has announced that Toyota has licensed its inductive charging technology for electric vehicles, and that it intends to incorporate wireless charging capability into future cars. Wireless induction charging has been&hellip


Toyota Profits Surge, Up More Than 80%

November 7th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

Toyota said Wednesday that its half-year net profit soared 82.5 percent while it raised its annual earnings forecast as a weak yen and improving sales in North America boosted its bottom line. The world's biggest carmaker said it earned 1.0 trillion&hellip


Toyota Tundra Could Get Either Cummins Diesel Or Hybrid; Why Not Both?

September 3rd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Despite the fact that American automakers dominate the full-size truck market, both Nissan and Toyota have made a go at earning a slice of that pie. The Nissan Frontier has upped the ante with a 5.0 liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel available starting next year, which has Toyota pondering either a diesel or hybrid option for its own full-size pickup. I say do both


Flashback Friday: Original Prius Owner Still In Love Today

June 14th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

People have been uncertain about the viability of hybrid-electric cars for many years, despite the fact that hybrid cars were manufactured even back in 2001 (12 years ago), and this is partly due to the fact that the hybrid car industry is in its infancy. After all this time, people should hear a detailed testimony from a lifetime owner of a hybrid car


Toyota FT-HT Yueija Is A Hybrid Not Named Prius

April 24th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

With nearly 20 million new cars sold in 2012, China represents far and away the largest automotive market on the planet. This has automakers around the world working to build cars specifically for the Chinese market, including Toyota, which introduced a six-seater hybrid concept that isn’t called the Prius. I wonder why



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