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Green
Toyota will introduce several new battery EVs by 2025

Toyota's plans include new electric crossovers and SUVs

Toyota's plans include new electric crossovers and SUVs.

Geneva
New Toyota Auris, aka Corolla iM, has only one non-hybrid powerplant

Future Corolla hatchbacks will have several hybrid options

If there's a new Corolla iM, this is it.

Official
Toyota creates world's most thermally efficient 2.0-liter gas engine

R&D generates new transmission, hybrid and AWD improvements, too

Toyota unveils powertrain components for the TNGA architecture, including the world's most thermally efficient 2.0-liter gas engine.

Green
Toyota announces new, more efficient powertrains for 60 percent of its vehicles by 2021

This means traditional, hybrid, and electric propulsion.

The company is working on front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive applications.

Official
Toyota has now sold 8 million hybrids around the world

Toyota declares it has sold 8 million hybrids since the first Prius went on sale in 1997.

Report
Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids

Toyota is boosting production of hybrids in Japan by 30 percent compared to 2014 levels, and the company wants half of its sales there to be electrically assisted models as soon as next year.

Report
Toyota finds profit in Europe thanks to hybrid sales

Earnings up 75 percent for 2014 fiscal year

In the land of diesel, Toyota appears to be making money its own way and thereby making more of it. The Japanese automaker is taking on Europe's diesel-centric ways by substantially boosting sales of hybrids on the continent. That, along with cost cutting measures, has increased the company's European profitability

Report
New Toyota semiconductors could increase hybrid fuel efficiency by 10%

Toyota may have an ace up its sleeve in the fuel economy wars, as it's developed a new type of semiconductor that will allegedly help the company's hybrids net a ten-percent improvement in fuel economy.

Motorsports
Toyota reveals new TS040 Hybrid LMP1 [w/videos, poll]

There's a new season of motor racing upon us, and while that doesn't always mean a new crop of cars in every series, in the case of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship, that's exactly what it means. Porsche recently revealed its new 919 Hybrid and Audi its rev

Tokyo
Toyota Harrier gets a whale of a facelift [w/video]

Historically, the Toyota Harrier has been a doppelgänger for North America's Lexus RX – at some points, it was little more than a badge-swap and a few options away, at least aesthetically. That appears to be changing with this just-revealed new generation at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Quick Spin
Toyota Crown Royal Saloon Hybrid [w/video]

Posh JDM Cruiser Is Too Soft For America

We don't often come into contact with the Toyota Crown Hybrid, especially in colors other than pink. But when Toyota offered us the keys and a half-hour window to test out the Japanese version of the Lexus GS on US soil not long ago, we had to accept.

Exclusive
Why Toyota constantly improving the Prius' fuel economy is something of a fool's errand

Toyota has a great marketing line when it comes to the power of hybrids: "Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved their owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline worldwide compared to gasoline-only powered vehicles." We're not going to quibble with that number – it is impressive – but it did raise some questions. After all, if Toyota is really interested in saving billions of gallons of gas, then shouldn't the company try to Sebastian Blanco

Report
Toyota to buck engine downsizing trend, may go larger and turbo-free

Turbocharging isn't really Toyota's specialty, and the Japanese automaker isn't being shy about acknowledging it. Koei Saga, a senior managing officer in charge of drivetrain research and development, says that eschewing turbos and increasing displacement of engines using the Atkinson cycle can produce better power gains without sacrificing fuel economy, Damon Lowney

Recalls
Teased
400-hp Toyota Hybrid-R Concept gets second teaser

Toyota has released a second teaser of its Hybrid-R Concept, along with an estimation of the show car's power output. Using technology that's "similar to that used by Toyota Racing's TS030 Hybrid race car," the concept is expected to deliver

Report
Next Lexus RX previewed with JDM Toyota Harrier?

Japanese site CarWatch has revealed images of the next-generation Toyota Harrier, known to US and European buyers as the Lexus RX. The new model features a considerably more ag

Video
Toyota Prius owners targeted by tire-slashing VA vandal

Toyota Prius owners aren't bad folks. With a few exceptions, they're just normal people who appreciate the comfortable, high-mileage hybrid. Someone in Arlington, Virginia doesn't see it that way, though, as 14 examples (and one Smart) had at least one tire slashed last Sunday night.

Official
Official
Toyota Avalon gets 40-MPG hybrid model for 2013

Given that the 2013 Avalon shares a platform with the new Lexus ES, this news should come as no surprise: Toyota's largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant for the first time ever. Judging by these first photos, carspotters will have to squint hard to tell that they're looking at a hybrid, as there are only a few small badges and blue-tinted lenses as a tip-off to this vehicle's gas-elec

Official
Toyota Avalon gets 40-MPG hybrid model for 2013

Given that the 2013 Avalon shares a platform with the new Lexus ES, this news should come as no surprise: Toyota's largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant for the first time ever. Judging by these first photos, carspotters will have to squint hard to tell that they're looking at a hybrid, as there are only a few small badges and blue-tinted lenses as a tip-off to this vehicle's gas-elec

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