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Toyota GT86 Hybrid “In Development”

September 17th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Performance hybrids are all the rage with the well-heeled, but the common man must still rely on forced induction to get his horsepower kick. Toyota could change all that though, confirmed a rumor that has been batted around for awhile now. A Toyota GT86 hybrid is indeed “in development” according to one executive, though that doesn’t mean it’s heading for production

Next Toyota Prius Aiming For 55 MPG

August 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

For more than ten years the Toyota Prius has been the overwhelming champion of fuel-efficient cars, with no competitors coming even close to its 50 mpg combined mileage. But the competition among fuel-efficient cars has grown exponentially in the past few years, and in order to stay on top Toyota needs to deliver more efficiency for less money, with a goal of 55 mpg

Toyota Hybrid-R Concept Could Be A 400-Horsepower Yaris…?

August 13th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

At next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will roll out a new performance concept called the Hybrid-R. The latest teaser reveals that the concept will have around 400 horsepower and be based on a current production model. And judging from the teaser shot, that model is probably a...Yaris

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

Rumor Mill: Toyota GT86 Hybrid Under Construction

March 14th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While hybrid car technology was once seen as a boring-but-effective method of improving gas mileage, automakers the world over are waking up to the performance potential of gas-electric hybrids. Toyota in particular is reportedly building a hybrid version of its GT86 sports car with a hybrid drivetrain that boosts both power, and fuel economy

Toyota Supra Successor Could Get Turbo-Hybrid Setup

February 19th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Once upon a time, Toyota built a badass turbocharged sports car called the Supra. Alas, a new Supra has not been sold in the U.S. since 1998, though Toyota fanboys have been pining away for one. Well a new Supra could arrive around 2017, and more importantly, this Supra could get a turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a hybrid drivetrain producing more than 400 horsepower

Toyota Develops A Sporty Version of Prius C

January 21st, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

In Japan, Toyota's Prius C, which is the subcompact version of the Prius, is called the Aqua. Toyota has developed a more aesthetically sporty conceptual version of it called the Aqua G, with more aggressive styling, an adjusted suspension, and some other things that make it more appealing to young people.

Green News Roundup: Wednesday, September 21st

September 21st, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

Another day, another round of green news from around the web, and today we've got some real interesting stuff. Making the rounds around green news websites this morning; a huge airship that could replace trucks in the Arctic, GM and Chinese automaker SAIC ink an EV deal, and the world’s oldest pair of Levis jeans

Hybrid Camry Made in Japan, Stays in Japan

September 7th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Gas2.0 joked about Toyota making everything a hybrid last April Fool's Day, but apparently we weren't entirely off the mark. On Monday, Toyota announced that all Camry models with gasoline engines only were to be called “Mark X” and that all domestic vehicles bearing the name “Camry” would be hybrids

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