Plug-in and hybrid demand edges up as Toyota, GM and Honda gains offset slowing Ford growth, Leaf decline.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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Toyota says it expect 85 percent of all new Highlander buyers will get the fuel-saving tech.
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Toyota is recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide, including 2 million in the US, because the driver's side window power switch could overheat and cause a fire.
Toyota has recalled 110,000 gas- and hybrid-powered 2015 Camry sedans and Highlander crossovers, as well as 2014 to 2015 RAV4s. Also recalled are certain RAV4 EVs for a separate issue.
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We now have pricing for Toyota's redesigned 2014 Highlander, which is seeing moderate price hikes across the board. Prices for the popular crossover have been bumped from less than 1 percent to less than 3 percent on lower-end models (anywhere from $125 to $890, depending on trim). Toyota has increased prices on higher-end XLE and Limited models more substantially – between 4.1 and 4.5 percent ($1,480 to $1,700). The Highlander Hybrid sees its price increase 2 percent ($930). The new model
Toyota has pulled the wraps off its all-new, 2014 Highlander in New York this morning, giving Americans a first look at what is sure to be a heavyweight in the mid-size crossover segment.
2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
2011 Toyota Highlander – Click above for high-res image gallery
Things aren't looking good for Toyota in a legal battle over whether or not the Japanese automaker has infringed on a Florida-based company's hybrid drivetrain patents. A U.S. International Trade Commission judge recently ruled to deny Toyota's request to end the lawsuit brought by Paice LLC. Toyota's initial argument was that the plaintiff's patent was invalid, but so far, the courts have sided with the smaller of the two companies time and time again. Earlier in the legal battle, a judge ruled
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid
Apparently automotive pricing in Japan is not quite as flexible as it is here in the U.S. Unlike the U.S. market, where it's not uncommon for manufacturers to adjust prices several times in a single model year, carmakers in Japan generally don't adjust prices until a model change. Toyota hasn't made a mid-cycle price adjustment in thirty years. However, the pressure of rising raw material prices has pushed Toyota too far so the company is raising prices on the Prius and Harrier (called the Highl