2017 Toyota Prius Prime Automotive News 

2016 NYIAS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Gets an Estimated 120 MPGe

At a glance: The Toyota Prius Prime is a top-of-the-line Prius model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Toyota says it will average an estimated 120 MPGe. Tech options include a wireless phone charger, heads-up display, and a new 11.6 inch display. Sales of the 2017 Toyota Prius will start late fall.   After all the teasing, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime finally made its debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show as the successor to the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. But why call it the Prime? According to Toyota,…

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Automotive News 

2016 Toyota Prius gets new design, 10% fuel-economy improvement

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius! After a bunch of leaks and teasers, Toyota finally took the wraps off of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid at an event in Las Vegas last night.  So what’s new for the 2016 Toyota Prius. With more than 3.5 million global sales already under the Prius name, the new fourth-generation model gets an all-new design, a new platform and rear double wishbone suspension, a 10% improvement in fuel economy, and a new set of safety features that will fit under the Toyota…

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Automotive News 

2015 NYIAS: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid shows new design

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid made its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show yesterday as the brand’s eighth hybrid offering. “Launching this fall, the RAV4 Hybrid will be targeted towards young adventure-seeking couples looking for a vehicle that provides utility, versatility, capability and excellent fuel efficiency,” Toyota said in a statement. The launch of the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid also shows the redesigned exterior and upgraded interior of the new RAV4. The gas versions of the Toyota RAV4 will come in four grades: LE, XLE, Limited and the new…

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Chrysler Town & Country Automotive News 

Plug-in Hybrid Chrysler Town & Country Coming Next Year

Chrysler has plans to launch a plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan by late next year, a year earlier than originally planned. However, that won’t be the end of Chrysler’s foray into hybrids and plug-in hybrids. A Chrysler badged full-size crossover will follow in a hybrid and plug-in hybrid version after the minivan. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that Chrysler’s plan to offer alternative powertrains for its vehicles aren’t focus on increasing the over fuel-economy of its fleet. “I think you need to be very,…

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Official: The 2015 Lexus ES 300h hybrid receives some modest updates

The sixth generation Lexus ES has been with us since 2012 and for the the 2015 model year, Lexus decided to roll out some minor changes and updates specifically for the ES 300h to keep it fresh. For the most part, the 2015 Lexus ES 300h carries over unchanged and the updates and tweaks involve standard equipment. That means the Lexus ES 300h still receives power from a 2.5L Atkinson-cycle four-banger mated to an electric motor for a total output of 200hp. The result is a leisurely 0-60 time of just…

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