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  • 2018 Toyota Prius

    Will first-generation Toyota Prius models cross auction blocks for big bucks in the future? Car enthusiast and comedian Jay Leno believes so. Leno has a valid argument for why some cars turn into collector items. Foremost, it's what a particular generation grew up with, he told Business Insider in an interview published last Friday. The cars in which youngsters made memories have a good chance at becoming sought-after items. "It's as much about the memories as it is about the car," he said. It's valid, but is there a collectibility factor for the original Prius? Perhaps. A quick search across...

  • American Racing Headers Hellcat-powered Prius
    American Racing Headers is building a Hellcat-powered Prius because why not?

    This is America: the land of the free, and the home of big displacement engines with more power than ever will be truly necessary. Can there ever really be enough power? That's a question for another day. American Racing Headers is will truly embody the "too much power is not enough" school of car...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime preview

    Toyota's redesigned Prius is ready for prime time—if prime time means 22 miles of electric-only range. Replacing last year's Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the new Prius Prime is more than just a Prius with an electric charging station outlet. Those figures are supported by what Toyota anticipates...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid promises 22 miles electric range, 120 mpge: Live photos and video

    An improved hybrid system thanks largely to an upgraded battery has yielded big benefits for the most fuel-efficient, and the only plug-in, version of Toyota’s latest Prius. The 2017 Prius Prime, which debuted today at the 2016 New York Auto Show, takes over where last year’s Prius...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius Unveiling
    2016 Toyota Prius revealed, promises up to 55 mpg combined

    The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius made a splashy debut in Las Vegas overnight, levitating above the stage before being driven into the spotlight. But despite the fanfare details were few and far between in Sin City. ALSO SEE: 2017 Bentley Bentayga Is World’s Most Powerful, Most Luxurious SUV...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius leaked - Image via Prius Club Malaysia
    2016 Toyota Prius Leaked

    The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is due to be unveiled at a special event in Las Vegas on September 8, ahead of a possible world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show one week later. We’ve been spying camouflaged prototypes for more than a year but now completely undisguised...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been spotted testing in prototype form, revealing a shape that worryingly is starting to look a bit like Toyota’s ungainly Mirai fuel cell car. Looking at this prototype, which was spotted testing in the United States, we can clearly see that the new Prius will sit lower and feature a sleeker profile than the current model. Inside, it looks like Toyota is sticking with the central gauges of previous models, with the most vital information displayed in a screen at the top of the dash. If you look closely, there is a digital representation of the car...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h
    2010 Lexus HS 250h And Toyota Prius Models Involved In Recall

    Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on certain versions of its Lexus HS 250h and Prius hybrid vehicles due to an issue with the cars’ brakes. The recall affects all 2010 model year HS 250h and Prius hybrids, of which there are approximately 87,000 units in the U.S. The affected vehicles are...

  • This is why you don't ignore flat tires. Image: WTAE
    Driving Tip: You Can't Ignore A Flat Tire For Long

    Life isn’t always fair, and things don’t always go as planned. Drive long enough, and you’ll eventually get a flat tire, likely at the worst possible moment. Fly frequently enough, and sooner or later you’re going to miss a flight or two. Sometimes, you’ll do both in...

  • Fire damage to the APR Racing Prius GT. Image: APR Racing
    Toyota Prius Super GT Car Burns In Testing

    Last December we brought you the unlikely news that the Toyota Prius had been approved for competition in Japan’s Super GT series. The Prius was named as a replacement for the Toyota Corolla Axio, and was set to run in the GT300 class, which restricts output to 300 horsepower. If you get the...

  • Toyota's GT300 Prius racer
    Toyota Prius To Campaign In Japan's Super GT Series: Report

    A new report has Toyota campaigning a Prius hybrid in next year's Super GT series.

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
    Autonomous Toyota Prius Gives Test Rides At 2011 Tokyo Show

    Unless you're a rich businessman or lazy teenager, you probably see cars as objects to drive, rather than be chauffeured in. A Toyota Prius available to test at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show might make people think a little differently, as an example of the hybrid will be giving show-goers rides...

  • 2011 Toyota FCV-R Concept

    Tomorrow is the first official press day of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, but there’s another major automotive event taking place this month, the prestigious 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off on November 30. Not surprisingly, information on all the new model and concept debuts is coming hard and fast, with Toyota today previewing its lineup for its home event. The Japanese auto giant has announced five world premieres for the Tokyo Motor Show, one of which will be the highly-anticipated production version of the string of FT-86 sports car concepts due to hit showrooms in the...

  • Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono
    Solar Tech Could Be Improved Thanks To 13-Year Old Student

    Solar panel technology has, thus far, not been of much use for automobiles. You may be able to specify a small solar panel on the 2011 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Toyota Prius, but it's mainly used to top up the energy needed to power accessories such as your air conditioning or in-car entertainment. As a...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
    2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

    The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its official world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show before going on sale early next year.

  • FutureTruck big rig concept. Image: Jeremy Singley
    We Have Aerodynamic Cars, Why Not Streamlined Big Rigs?

    Think automotive aerodynamics and you'll either think of aerodynamic components for reducing lift or increasing downforce, or you'll think of streamlined, low-resistance vehicles like the 2011 Toyota Prius. Car designers have a tough job to combine these features in your typical road car - ideally...

  • 2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights
    7 High Tech Options, The Cheapest Cars You'll Find Them In

    One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the high-technologies of a few years ago have already found themselves in much more affordable cars. Once this meant heated rear screens...

  • 2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept
    You Don't Own, You Don't Even Drive: The Future Of Cars?

    It's enough to make the car enthusiast's skin crawl. Visions of autonomous cars making their way along the highway while the occupants go about their daily business. If you love driving and cars, handing over control of your car to a machine is like handing over a child. Bill Reinert, a mechanical...

  • LED bulbs

    If you spend a lot of time driving you won't have failed to notice the distinctive shape of high intensity LED daytime running lights on some modern vehicles. As for LED tail-lights, those are even more common. Only a small selection of vehicles features entirely LED-based headlights though, including models like the Audi A8, A7 and A6 and the R8 supercar, the Lexus LS 600h and some Toyota Prius models. LED headlights are expensive, but allow makers to create much more efficient and adaptable headlights, as demonstrated by companies like Audi with its adaptive headlight technology. Cost and...

  • MINI Connected with Pandora
    BMW Serves Up Pandora For All Its 2011 Models

    Like their MINI cousins before them, the 2011 BMW lineup will have access to Pandora, the music-streaming app that's colonizing car audio systems from Ford to Toyota. Bringing Pandora service into the cars is as simple as downloading it to its host iPhone. Once it's installed and configured--and...

  • James Cameron, Suzy Amis with 2011 Chevy Volt at Global Green Pre-Oscar Party, Feb 2011
    Young, Thin, & Popular: 2011 Chevrolet Volt Is Hollywood's Next Superstarlet

    Hollywood is so fickle. One minute, Neve Campbell is all the rage, and the next thing you know, she's doing guest spots on Medium. (Yes, apparently it's still on.) The same rules apply to cars. Not so long ago, Priuses (or Prii) were all the rage; now, they're yesterday's news, upstaged by the...

  • Toyota Prius C Concept
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota Prius C Concept

    The Prius family just gained its first new member, the Prius V, and a preview of its second: the Prius C. As V is for versatility, C is for city (though compact also works), and the Prius C delivers. Slotting four seats into a small B-segment body, the Prius C Concept is an outline for what to...

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport exhaust
    Bugatti Veyron Voted Worst Environmental Offender By EPA

    Every year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produces a list of the best and worst cars for fuel efficiency and not surprisingly this year’s worst offender is the 2011 Bugatti Veyron--a car fitted with a quad-turbocharged 16-cylinder engine displacing no less than 8.0-liters. This...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    Chevy Volt Official Price Announced: $41,000 Before Rebates

    Although estimates have been given for the EV's price tag, the Volt has been given an official number today. Shoppers can expect to see a $41,000 MSRP on the window stickers of Volts when they arrive in showrooms before the end of the year. Subtract available rebates and the Volt price drops to...

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