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Toyota Hybrid Owners are Most Brand Loyal

The Motorcars Toyota lot, conveniently located at 2950 Mayfield Rd., features a wide range of new Toyota models, both hybrid and non-hybrid. See, Toyota takes fuel economy seriously. It's why the Japanese automaker has created the Prius family of cars, which is comprised of the original Toyota Prius, the larger Toyota Prius v, the smaller Toyota Prius c, and the eco-friendly Toyota Prius Plug-In.

It's also why Toyota leads all other automakers in…

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Toyota Hybrid Vehicles: Past, Present and Future

Times are certainly changing. When the original Toyota Prius appeared in 1997 (albeit a bit later in the U.S.), it was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the world. Today, the Prius family is made up of several members: the third-generation Toyota Prius, the Toyota Prius v extended hatchback, the thrifty, subcompact Toyota Prius c, which will launch soon, and the newest Prius plug-in, which also premieres (at select dealerships) this spring. In a…

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2011 Toyota Prius Gains PLUS Performance Package - Now Available

The Toyota Prius may be the best-selling hybrid in America. But, it isn't exactly known for its aggressive performance. However, that's about to change.

While they'll continue to offer Prius drivers the peace of mind that comes with superb mileage and low emissions, Toyota is adding an available PLUS Performance package (featuring components from the  new PLUS hybrid performance line) to the 2011 model. Toyota explains, "PLUS is an evolution of hybrid…

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Toyota Prius v Details

Toyota Prius, as you've likely heard, is expanding their Prius lineup. Among the up and comers is the 2012 Prius v designed to accommodate active families on the go.

Let's start with the name, shall we? Befittingly, the new 2012 Toyota Prius v comfortably seats five passengers. Unofficially, the "v" might stand for versatility, offering four distinctive seat configurations.

And, no matter what adventure you and the fam are embarking on, it promises…

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Toyota Sells 1 Millionth Prius

April 5, 2011 marks a momentous day for the Toyota Prius, on two important accounts. Not only does it mark the date when U.S. sales of the Prius hit one million. It also represents the hybrids' third significant sales milestone in six months.

The Toyota Prius hit its first major sales milestone back in October 2010, when worldwide sales topped two-million. It hit its second just last month, when global sales hit three million…

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Batteries

A better way to power electric cars? a quest for automakers and seemingly elusive wish of consumers. However, Toyota Motor Co., the world's largest seller of hybrid autos is on it. Their most current initiative is developing a magnesium battery that holds twice the energy of lithium-ion cells. And according to the engineer managing the U.S. project, Jeffrey Makarewiez, the work in Ann Arbor complements other future electric-power chemistries at Toyota labs in…

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Toyota Prius - Best Seller By 2020

Toyota is still holding strong in the consumer market, and execs at the Japanese auto maker are pledging that their Prius branded vehicles will be the best selling cars in America by 2020.

Toyota is working on a line of vehicles that will hold the Prius name, including an MPV and possibly a crossover or coupe. There is also a Plug-in Prius coming later this year. Prius is, without a doubt,  the best-selling hybrid vehicle…
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