Toyota

Toyota continues to grow hybrid market share in Europe

Toyota Motor Europe’s first quarter results showed a not-unexpected climb in hybrid sales. The automaker has reported that 45% of its total sales on the continent were for hybrid vehicles, and in Western Europe, the rate climbs to 55%. In other words, for Europe, hybrid vehicles are quickly becoming the norm. For Toyota’s Lexus division, hybrids represent an even greater…

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Edmunds: Best hybrid cars for 2018

Edmunds has released its list of top hybrid cars for 2018. The automotive industry research group rates each car after putting it through an in-depth testing process. For standard sedan hybrids, the 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion hybrids took the top spots with each receiving four out of five stars. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h received the…

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June 2018 Hybrid Car Sales Report

Hybrid Cars has released its monthly sales numbers for hybrid and electrified vehicles for June 2018. Overall sales decreased from May, but increased over this month last year. Tesla, Toyota and Ford had particularly good months, with Honda’s new models also performing well. Tesla’s increased production numbers in the month of June contributed to its high sales total for the…

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Toyota updates Avalon Hybrid for 2019

Toyota’s 2019 Avalon Hybrid is an upgraded and cheaper version of previous model years. The hybrid carries a 2.5L Atkinson engine combined with an electric motor with a system output of 215hp, an improvement on previous model years. The vehicle also is expected to attain 43 mpg combined for its EPA rating. The biggest improvement to the Avalon Hybrid is…

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Subaru to launch new hybrid in Japan, U.S. launch unlikely

The 2019 Forester eBoxer Hybrid will launch in Japan this year before heading to Australia and Europe. Subaru’s latest entry into the hybrid market will be followed by a second hybrid in early 2020—at least in Australia. Currently, Subaru has announced no plans to bring the Forester eBoxer Hybrid to the U.S. anytime soon. However, the automaker will launch the…

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Report: 2018’s Top Hybrids

With each season, new hybrids hit the market, and Web2Carz has released a round-up of the best hybrids in 2018. Toyota has three hybrids on this year’s list: the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid, 2018 Prius and 2018 Camry Hybrid were all included. The RAV4 Hybrid is a “practical crossover” and “the vehicle you should get if you want a crossover with…

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Crosstrek PHEV to have limited distribution

The new Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid will hit showrooms this fall, but only in select states. In order to comply with California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations, the hybrid from Subaru will only be sold in the ten states that have implemented the regulations. According to Torque News, the PHEV will be sold in Maryland, but Subaru has yet to officially confirm this.…

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Race cars with hybrid powertrains place first and second in 24-hour Le Mans

Toyota has pushed endurance car racing toward an electrified future with its wins at the 24 hour Le Mans competition held last week. The automaker’s vehicles took the top two spots in the LMP1 Class and were the only hybrid entries in this year’s competition. The Toyota TS050 Hybrid models featured a 2.4L V6 engine with electric assist, and the…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for June 2018

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of the best deals on electrified vehicles for the month of June. For full hybrids, the Ford Fusion and Toyota Avalon offer the best deals. The EPA rated 43/42/42 mpg Fusion is on offer in California with free six-year financing and a $3000 cash incentive. Also in California, the Avalon comes with…

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Toyota prefers full hybrids over EVs, PHEVs

In a new conversation with Wards Auto, Toyota’s general manager of powertrain reiterated the company’s stance that “hybrids will come ahead of full electrics,” citing the price and quality of batteries involved in EVs as an explanatory factor. Toyota has launched an electric vehicle in China, but the company’s 2030 sales projections put conventional hybrids strongly ahead of PHEVs and…

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