Toyota

Subaru to deepen ties with Toyota’s hybrid system

Subaru and Toyota have reached an agreement to rollout additional Subaru models featuring Toyota’s hybrid system. The partnership debuted with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and following the vehicle’s success, the two automakers will release additional vehicles. Toyota and Subaru will “jointly develop the next-generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ,” and jointly develop a “platform dedicated to battery-electric vehicles.” Green Car…

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Prius durability explained

A new piece from Torque News argues that the reason the Toyota Prius is so popular is its durability. Peter Neilson writes, “The question is, what makes the Toyota Prius such an attractive vehicle? This one word describes it: durability.” The Prius employs a specially forged engine, transmission and traction battery alongside Toyota’s hybrid system, which all contribute to the…

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July 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Sales Report

In July, 26,395 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were sold in the U.S., a slight decrease on the number sold for the same month last year. The top-selling plug-in hybrid was the Toyota Prius Prime, which sold 1,875 units in July. The Honda Clarity PHEV sold the second-highest amount of PHEVS for the period. Tesla continued to hold the top-spot…

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid awarded highest safety rating

Subaru has created another ultra-safe vehicle with the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in version of its classic Crosstrek model. The IIHS, a premier safety organization, has awarded the plug-in hybrid its highest award of Top Safety Pick +, according to a report from Auto Blog. The vehicle won ‘good’ marks, the highest available label, for its crash test and headlights.…

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Report: Hybrids may surpass ICE as preferred powertrain at Lexus

According to a new report from Motor Trend, the future of powertrains at Lexus could be hybrid. The luxury automaker announced it will offer all models with an electrified powertrain, and it will continue the development of its hybrid technology, beyond just an eco-solution. Lexus also announced it is developing in-wheel motors for electrified vehicles. Read more.

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