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It's 4,350 miles, with a few camels along the way

Toyota makes numerous vehicles one would readily associate with the legendary Paris-Dakar rally, but the Prius might not come to mind as the first choice for the Sahara desert. But that's the car a Japanese driver team chose for their 4,350-mile adventure.

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You can have efficiency without sacrificing the driving experience.

The Toyota Prius gets great fuel mileage, but it's boring. Take a look at these fuel-efficient alternatives that are a lot more interesting to drive.

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Plug-in hybrid hasn't been identified, but it could be Crosstrek or Forester

Subaru plans to release an all-wheel drive PHEV this year based on a current model, using some hybrid internals from the Toyota Prius Prime.

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That's three years ahead of its goal.

Now it's time to sell more hydrogen and battery electric vehicles.

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The Autoblog staff has driven a lot of vehicles in 2017. This video showcases our least favorite vehicles from this year, along with some thoughts on why they made the list. Wanna read more head over to https://www.autoblog.com/photos/least-favorite-cars-2017/

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Ford buries the hatchback.

Ford closes the doors on the C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi.

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Making sense of these three high-tech powertrains.

If you're shopping for a new vehicle these days, there's a litany of acronyms, buzzwords, and technobabble to further complicate an already difficult decision. But if you're looking at a green powertrain, you have three basic choices to compare: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and "EV" or, electric vehicle.

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Toyota turns positive, offsetting a tepid month from Ford.

Plug-in and hybrid demand edges up as Toyota, GM and Honda gains offset slowing Ford growth, Leaf decline.

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It's still more expensive than the Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro.

The standard safety system adds value, though.

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This means traditional, hybrid, and electric propulsion.

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

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That 2015 stop-sale on VW diesels didn't hurt.

Chevy Volt, Ford Focus Hybrid, Nissan Leaf all had strong sales in November.

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If you forgot, the trio really hates the Prius.

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Plan coincides with 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota joins the EV development rush.

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Making it more efficient and kind of fun without upping weight? It was an involved process.

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2016, 2017 model year vehicles affected.

There are no deaths or injuries officially connected to this issue yet.

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