Toyota has some bold plans for its hybrid lineup in Europe. The auto giant will reportedly launch a new entry-level, dedicated hybrid Lexus hatchback in Europe next year and now it’s claimed Toyota will also start production of another hybrid model in France. While the Lexus version will be aimed at upmarket consumers and designed to rival cars like the BMW 1-series and Audi A3, the European-produced hybrid will be much more affordable and could be based on the compact Yaris. The information comes from Japan’s Asahi newspaper, which also reports that Toyota will launch this...
Toyota revises Auris lineup
Toyota's Auris, often sold as the Corolla in certain markets, has just been updated for 2009, with improvements made in performance, fuel economy and emissions thanks to the carmaker’s 'Optimal Drive' technology. A new 1.6L engine is also available, and with this engine in place the Toyota...Kenneth Hall
Toyota working on smaller hybrids to fill global lineup
Toyota is planning an all-out assault on the hybrid market in the next couple of years, both in the U.S. and other major markets around the globe. While in the U.S. we can expect a new compact hybrid based on the Yaris, as well as an eventual plug-in hybrid Prius, over in Europe Toyota is planning...Kenneth Hall