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Toyota Recalls 2001 - 02 Echo and Prius
Toyota Recalls 2001 - 02 Echo and Prius
...As part of a larger global recall involving more than 400,000 vehicles, Toyota is announcing that, in the U.S., approximately 34,700 Echo and Prius models from 2001 and 2002 may have a faulty connector in the crankshaft. While no injuries or accidents have been reported, in worst-case scenarios the...

Toyota Considers a Prius Product Family
...WASHINGTON, D.C. ?? The Prius brand name is gaining so much cachet with consumers that Toyota is considering launching an entire family of Prius models in different body styles, according to Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor North America. "When it was first launched, Prius benefited from the...

Town's fleet becomes greener with new Toyota Prius
...The Town of Caledon is proud to announce that a hybrid car has joined its fleet of service vehicles. Hybrid vehicles are fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly - features that uphold the Town's commitment to promoting environmental responsibility and awareness. "The Town's acquisition of this...

Death of Prius engineer likely won't affect Toyota's hybrid
...Hermance, 59, was executive engineer for advanced technology vehicles at Toyota Technical Center in Gardena. He had joined the center in 1991 as senior manager in engine evaluation. The Huntington Beach resident and father of two grown children was dubbed the "American father of the Prius" for...

Toyota Prius sales lag in China
...BEIJING --When Toyota Motor Corp. announced two years ago that it would produce Prius hybrids in China, it seemed like a sure bet. The air in China's biggest cities is thick with pollution, and the government is pushing up taxes on gas guzzlers. China appeared to be an ideal market for Toyota's...

Toyota's hybrid Prius is much easier to come by these days
...Oh, what a feeling. The popular Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid is much easier to come by at auto dealerships these days, due to an increase in production, industry officials say. At some U.S. dealerships, you can buy one off the lot, rather than having to put your name on a waiting list. At the...

Toyota Prius Ranks Highest Among Drivers
...DETROIT - How much do you like the car you drive? Would you buy the same car again? When the Consumer Reports National Research Center asked that question, for the third straight year, owners of the Toyota Prius were the most satisfied, with 92 percent saying they'd buy the fuel-efficient hybrid...

London??s Toyota Prius boom fuels Jemca sales record
London??s Toyota Prius boom fuels Jemca sales record
...London?????s Mayor Ken Livingstone may be a non-driver, but he and his partner recently joined the eager line of customers for Toyota?????s environmentally friendly Prius petrol-electric hybrid car. The couple bought the Prius from the capital?????s Jemca Toyota ?????? but it was the...

Auto, Tech News: Toyota Prius leads fuel economy list
...The hybrid-electric Toyota Prius leads the government's annual top-10 fuel economy list of vehicles that can make living with high gas prices a little more tolerable. The 2007 Prius, with 60 miles per gallon in the city and 51 mpg on the highway, ranked first while the Honda Civic Hybrid was...

Toyota's hybrid Prius tops US list of fuel efficient cars
...WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp.'s hybrid Prius topped the list of most fuel efficient cars, with several other Japanese models also on the list, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Toyota's Prius is able to travel about 25 kilometers in urban areas on 1 liter of gasoline. Honda Motor Co.'s...

Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Top List of Efficient Cars
Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Top List of Efficient Cars
...Honda and Toyota made seven of the 12 vehicles listed in the top 10. (The extra vehicles are the result of two ties in the rankings.) The new Toyota Camry Hybrid made its debut in the yearly rankings at No. 3, with 40 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Ford Motor Co. had the most...

Ultra-Green: Radical 100-MPG Toyota Prius in the Works for 2009
...TOKYO ?? Expect something amazing from the next Toyota Prius ?? like fuel economy that pushes past the 100-mpg barrier. Due in two years as a 2009 model, the next Prius is set to be an evolution, company sources say. The hybrid will retain the same basic 1.5-liter hybrid drivetrain. But Toyota is...

Toyota to boost domestic Prius production by 50 pct - report
...TOKYO (AFX) - Toyota Motor Corp plans to boost domestic production of its Prius hybrid car by 50 pct to about 300,000 vehicles in 2007, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, without citing sources. The Nagoya-based automaker now makes the popular Prius cars completely in Japan and exports them to 40...

Bywaters puts Toyota Prius in the mix
...MUSCAT ?? One of London??s biggest recycling companies is the latest addition to what is becoming a mass movement in the capital to adopt Toyota??s hybrid technology. Three Toyota Prius T4s are joining the Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd fleet to coincide with the company??s move into new...

2007 Toyota Prius: Mid-Sized Room and Performance, Best-in-Class ...
...TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - As fuel prices increase, so does demand for the Toyota Prius - the world's best-selling hybrid. all the advantages of a mid-sized sedan along with best-in-class and industry-leading emissions performance. The 2007 Prius is a great choice for environmentally...

2007 Toyota Prius Touring Edition
2007 Toyota Prius Touring Edition
...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...

2007 Toyota Prius
...August 17, 2006 ?? Torrance, CA - 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...

Watford Special Constables go ???green?? with Toyota Prius
Watford Special Constables go ???green?? with Toyota Prius
...Hertfordshire Special Constabulary has taken delivery of a new Toyota Prius T3, which has been donated by Andrew Rowley Toyota in Watford and will be used primarily to carry out daily ?????nuisance patrols????? to help combat anti-social behaviour. The Prius is the first hybrid to be introduced...

Pimp My Prius and Price My FJ: Toyota Gets Sporty Hybrid and ...
...TORRANCE, Calif. Taking a page from the tuners, Toyota said a sporty Touring Edition of its popular Prius hybrid sedan will hit showrooms later this month, with a base price of $23,650, including a $580 shipping charge. The 2007 Prius Touring Edition will feature 16-inch alloy wheels, a larger rear...

Recycling company Bywaters puts Toyota Prius in the mix
Recycling company Bywaters puts Toyota Prius in the mix
...One of London?????s biggest recycling companies is the latest addition to what is becoming a mass movement in the capital to adopt Toyota?????s hybrid technology. Three Toyota Prius T4s are joining the Bywaters (Leyton) Ltd fleet to coincide with the company?????s move into new eco-friendly...

Toyota plans to fix engine problem in Prius hybrid
...A Toyota Prius. Toyota plans a voluntary safety campaign, which is similar to a recall, of more than 400,000 vehicles worldwide, including several thousand Prius hybrid gas/electric vehicles in the United States. But local dealers said the campaign should not stall sales of Prius, which has been in...

Toyota issues Prius safety notice
...Toyota Motor Corp. has issued a safety notice to owners of affected 2004 through early 2006 model year Prius vehicles. According to Toyota, a portion of the steering shaft assembly can become loose or cracked if tires hit curbs or the steering wheel is forcefully locked at low speed because of its...

Toyota says total global Prius sales top 500,000 through April
...TOKYO (MarketWatch) -- Toyota Motor Corp. (7203.TO) said Wednesday that its global cumulative sales of its Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle crossed the half-million threshold with 504,700 units sold by the end of April this year.

Toyota recalling '04-'06 Prius sedans for steering repair
...WASHINGTON -- Toyota Motor Corp., Japan's biggest automaker, is recalling 170,856 Prius hybrid gasoline-electric sedans in the U.S. as part of a worldwide recall the company announced this week. The move covers 2004 through 2006 models with power-steering parts that may crack and cause drivers to...

Toyota Worldwide Prius Sales Top 500,000
...TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) have announced today (2nd June 2006) that global cumulative sales of the Toyota Prius have topped the 500,000 mark, with approximately 505,000 units sold worldwide this year. Toyota launched the Prius, the world??s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, in Japan in 1997...

Steering flaw prompts Toyota recall of more 300,000 Prius cars
...Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday that it planned to begin a global voluntary recall of nearly 320,000 of its hot-selling Prius gasoline-electric hybrid sedans to repair a potentially faulty steering system component. The campaign will involve about 170,000 vehicles sold in the U.S., said spokesman...

Toyota Prius Leads as New Hybrid Vehicle Registrations Rise in US
Toyota Prius Leads as New Hybrid Vehicle Registrations Rise in US
...SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide registrations for new hybrid vehicles rose to 199,148 in 2005 -- a 139 percent increase from 2004 according to R. L. Polk & Co. For the second year in a row, Toyota Prius led the segment commanding 52.6 percent of new registrations. However, with...

Prius fuels Toyota's new image
...But Toyota is expected to overtake the nearly bankrupt General Motors this year as the world's largest automaker. While GM and Ford are closing factories and losing billions of dollars annually, Toyota is expanding at a red-hot pace around the world. For years, Toyota recorded solid growth because...

Toyota Prius, Kia Sedona and Honda Civic emerge on top in crash ...
Toyota Prius, Kia Sedona and Honda Civic emerge on top in crash ...
...NEW YORK - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the crash test results of 2006 model minivans and small cars. The Toyota Prius hybrid car emerged on top when fitted with side impact airbags. The car was found to afford optimal front and side crash protection, thus highlighting the...

Toyota recalls first-generation Prius hybrids
...Toyota in the UK has warned all owners of the first-generation Prius that the hybrid battery could leak. The leakage, which Toyota says does not pose a safety threat, can affect all models sold in the period of 2000-03 and affects 1,239 petrol/electric hybrids in the UK. According to a Toyota...

The Toyota Prius: a hybrid car
...Wednesday's Budget piled the pressure on motorists to become greener, with higher duty to pay on the most polluting new cars. As the story opposite explains, the measures mean greener drivers will pay much lower road tax charges. Although almost no-one will escape the duty altogether - despite the...

Report: Toyota to Ramp Up Prius Production in Japan
...TOKYO ?? After nearly two years on sale, Toyota finds it still can't crank out enough versions of its smash hit Prius hybrid to go around. Production at the main plant building in Japan is set to double this summer, up to 120,000 units a year, according to a Japanese newspaper report. Toyota now...

Lexus IS, Toyota Prius and Scion tC Fly off Dealer Lots, Study ...
...WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. ?? The Lexus IS, Toyota Prius and Scion tC are spending fewer than 15 days on dealer lots before being sold, according to national sales activity tracked through the first eight weeks of 2006 by J.D. Power and Associates' Power Information Network. At the other end of the...

Toyota Prius: The inside story
...Fortune's newsstand issue will soon carry the story of the Toyota Prius , and well, we've all heard it before. There are the usual anecdotes of success and failure - "stretch" goals that seemed nearly impossible to meet, engineers who had an idea that'd surely work but was likely too expensive, and...

Toyota Prius runs Mac OS X
Toyota Prius runs Mac OS X
...Toyota's Prius running Mac OS X? Yep, it's true. Check the photo. That's Front Row, Apple's widescreen software suite, running in a car . It's not exactly going to come rolling off the assembly lines anytime soon, but it is in the car of innovator Jeremy Kusnetz, who had to wrangle a few adjustments...

Mac mini With Front Row Hacked Into Toyota Prius
...No, that??s not a go-kart sized version of the Prius, it??s a Mac mini running through the on-board display of a Toyota Prius! Nice hack by a post from a member of the MacVroom forums. Dr. FrankenMac has almost brought this beast to life, but still has a few bugs to iron

IRS Certifies Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicle for 2006 Deduction
...(AXcess News) Washington - The Internal Revenue Service has certified the model year 2006 Toyota Prius Hybrid for the clean fuel vehicle deduction. This certification means that taxpayers who purchased a 2006 Toyota Prius new during calendar year 2005 may claim a tax deduction of up to $2,000 on...

New Honda Civic Challenges Toyota Prius
New Honda Civic Challenges Toyota Prius
...The new 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid is more than ready to take on the Toyota Prius for the title of ConsumerAffairs.Com Hybrid of the year. Beyond that, this could be the year that competition between Honda and Toyota for hybrid sales brings some pricing sanity back to the hybrid market place. Up until...

What Would Jim Henson Drive? The Toyota Prius
...Perhaps it was because weve been awash in yuletide eggnog, but Autoblog (and apparently the entire automotive press) missed Toyotas Prius being honored with the first-ever Jim Henson Technology Award on December 21. [Insert Its Not Easy Being Green jokes here]. The award, part of the newly-created...

Toyota Prius primed for 2006
Toyota Prius primed for 2006
...Toyota is introducing a series of new design and equipment features to take its multi-award winning Prius into the New Year. The world?????s cleanest family car is adopting a fresh face for 2006 with changes to the styling of its headlamps and rear light clusters and a restyled front...

Wine merchants enjoy the taste of Toyota Prius
Wine merchants enjoy the taste of Toyota Prius
...In 1999 the head of the UK?????s leading independent wine importer switched from an 18mpg executive car to the 65mpg Prius, reckoning the potential savings in fuel, tax, insurance combined with the exemption from the London congestion charge would save him ???5000 a year????.he was not wrong,...







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