Toyota

Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV pricing released

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime Plug-in Hybrid SUV will launch stateside this summer, carrying 42-miles of all-electric range. Electrek reports the RAV4 Prime PHEV will launch with up to 302hp and a projected 5.7 seconds 0-60mph. The model comes in multiple grades, with a base price of $38,100, before local incentives. Read more.

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2021 Toyota Venza hybrid to launch in August

The Toyota Venza will relaunch exclusively as a hybrid model, according to Auto Blog. The crossover has upgraded to a “much more SUV-like” build than previous iterations of the model. Auto Blog noted the Venza hybrid will feature an “intriguing” powertrain set-up, featuring “a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder… in concert with three electric motors for a total system output of…

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Toyota celebrates 20 years of Prius

Toyota is celebrating the twentieth year of its landmark Prius hybrid this year. The automaker will launch a special edition of its 2021 Toyota Prius this year “with black inserts on the wheels, headlights, body sides, and side mirrors… [and] only 2,020 of the special edition models will be sold,” according to The Car Connection. The Prius made its debut…

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Toyota: Global hybrid sales exceed 15 million

Toyota has sold more than 15 million hybrids since releasing its first hybrid in 1997, according to a new report from Green Car Reports. The automaker has 44 hybrid models for sale globally across its Toyota and Lexus brands. Though the Prius was the automaker’s top-selling hybrid for years, the RAV4 Hybrid has now taken the top-spot. Green Car Reports…

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2020 Highlander hybrid model rated at 36 MPG

“The Highlander Hybrid earns EPA ratings of 36 mpg combined (36 mpg city, 35 highway) for the front-wheel-drive version or 35 mpg combined (35 mpg city, 35 highway) with all-wheel drive.” Read more: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1127113_2020-toyota-highlander-hybrid-36-mpg-tops-any-other-three-row-suv-without-a-charge-port

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Hybrid models represented 52% of Toyota Motor European sales in 2019

“With more than 550,000 hybrid electric vehicles sold, representing 52% of the total mix, Toyota and Lexus offers a total of 20 hybrid models, the widest range of full hybrid electric vehicles in the industry.” Read more: https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/01/20200120-tme.html

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