Toyota, ahead of the forthcoming 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season, has announced plans to enter a new car this year to take part in events like the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The yearly Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is known typically for showcasing the latest in gadgets and gizmos. In addition this go around however we are also seeing a number of alternative vehicle announcements.
How up would you be for buying a Toyota Prius convertible? That was one of the primary under the radar surprises Toyota showcased at the recent Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the Aqua Air concept.
Toyota, from the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show, has unveiled the third generation of itsHighlander Hybrid. It has bumped up in starting price for the 2014 model from the previous year significantly, reflecting what seems to be the new design and technology touches going into this latest iteration.
The idea of American hybrid minivans is pretty much a dream. Chrysler a few years back built a small test fleet of Town & Country hybrid minivans, but that never evolved into a mass production offering. Though Japan has one in the form of the Toyota Estima, notes the Chicago Tribune, it doesn’t look like that’s being brought here either.
Toyota, continuing a steady march towards a 2015 debut of its first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, plans to showcase at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month a concept version of what this new offering might look like. It is still a work in progress, however, showing evolution from the automaker’s earlier designs.
For 2014, Toyota isn’t doing much new with its Camry Hybrid. Why change up a good thing when it is clearly a decent seller for the Japanese auto manufacturer? The model family has done quite well, selling over 10 million units in the U.S. alone since being introduced here i 1983. It is one of the benchmark mid-size sedans on the market, and its hybrid design looks to continue the trend as time marches along.
Toyota last week priced out two of its 2014 hybrid offerings as it continues to look to dominate the category. The pricing for the most part for the Avalon Hybrid and Prius trims remains the same, likely reflecting a desire to continue to bring in through the door more consumers wanting to buy a hybrid from the Japanese automaker.
Toyota may be singing the praises of hybrids around the world, but it is also tinkering with electric cars as a future low carbon get around town and beyond option. It’s been testing out a concept urban transportation system in its area of Japan called Ha:mo, and now it plans to greatly expand this trial in multiple ways.
Toyota luxury brand Lexus has unveiled information about its new 2014 ES 300h hybrid luxury sedan, which first debuted just last year. Chief among what’s been announced is news of its EPA fuel economy ratings, which play out at 40 mpg city / 39 mpg highway / 40 mpg combined.
It is rare when a extended family has a reunion, bringing members of a clan from around the world to one spot to talk of common traits and share in family lore. Toyota did this recently though, bringing together for the first time all of its environmentally focused vehicles, mostly consisting of hybrids, to one place.
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Does the idea of a supercharged Yaris hybrid concept excite you? Toyota seems to think it should, recently teasing out an image that many speculated was something based upon the “existing Yaris Hybrid sold in Europe.” Now the truth has come out – it is indeed Toyota’s little sub-compact in a zippy package, known as the Yaris Hybrid-R concept.
Japan seems a bit like an electric vehicle playground and testing lab for the automakers over there. You’ve already got Honda and Nissan field testing micro electric cars in conjunction with partners for study of how they perform under various real world scenarios, and now Toyota is in on the act as well.
Ford is seeing good movement in the U.S. electrified car market, particularly in the performance of its more hybrid focused vehicles.
Toyota is mostly focused upon hybrids as its green car strategy globally, especially given the strong success of the Prius.
Even as amateur racing team Drive eO prepares to try and take the cup for the electric vehicle class at the upcoming Pikes Peak hill climb race in Colorado at the end of June, Toyota is busy preparing to defend its title.
The notion of a car which is lighter, more affordable and environmentally friendly continues to elude automakers.
Earlier this month, Toyota was on hand at the Geneva Motor Show to showcase one of the strangest concept vehicles in any booth at the show.
Toyota, at the Geneva Auto Show, recently unveiled a rather unique new all-electric, three wheel "personal mobility device" which looks like something out of a futuristic movie.