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    Report: Toyota to name Prius developer Uchiyamada its next chairman?

    A report in Japan's Nikkei newspaper cited by Automotive News claims that the father of the Prius, Takeshi Uchiyamada, will take the role of chairman at Toyota. Currently Toyota's vice chairman, Uchiyamada joined the automaker in 1969, and in 1994 became the chief engineer of the Vehicle ...

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    Study: Car thieves avoiding Toyota Prius

    The National Insurance Crime Bureau has taken a closer look at how often car thieves target the Toyota Prius. As it turns out, the most popular hybrid on North American roads has a very low theft rate, and when it does get stolen, law enforcement are quick to return the machine to its rightful ...

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    Rumormill: Next Toyota Prius to get electric all-wheel drive

    If rumours are to be believed, big changes are in store for the next Toyota Prius. UK outlet Auto Express recently spoke with a Toyota engineer who leaked details concerning the development of the popular hybrid's successor. According to that engineer, "The next Prius will redefine the hybrid as ...

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    Report: How Hurricane Sandy (may have) set 16 Fisker Karmas on fire

    Can Hurricane Sandy's flood waters be blamed for the fiery destruction of 16 Fisker Karmas and a Toyota Prius? On Halloween we guessed saltwater had somehow led to a short circuit that overheated the cars' batteries and fire, which may be exactly what happened. "We can't be certain exactly what ...

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    Report: Toyota looking to alter Prius styling

    Love it or hate it, the Toyota Prius might be the most recognizable car on the road these days with its slippery, wedge-like design. Originally used to optimize aerodynamics, the unique shape of the second-generation Prius quickly made the car an icon, so Toyota kept the same basic look on the ...

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    Featured: Tekked-Out Prius, Rowdy Camry round out Toyota's SEMA offerings

    From the same Dream Build Challenge that brought the DragQouia to the SEMA Show, NASCAR stars Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch also got involved with the competition hoping to win US$50,000 for their respective charities. Instead of building trucks like their NHRA counterparts, Bowyer had a Prius ...

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    Video: Autonomous car support subject of political attack ad?

    It's American election time and auto bailouts are not the only thing U.S. politicians are talking about. Down in Florida, one group has connected a candidate's support for automated car testing to, well, nothing. And that makes him evil. The Committee to Protect Florida has taken Rep. Jeff ...

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    Study: Top 10 best-selling cars in wealthy neighbourhoods

    What's that? Rich people buy their cars at dealerships just like we do?! Yep, and according to a new study from TrueCar, Mr. and Mrs. Moneybags don't spend their loot on as many high-end luxury models as you'd think. TrueCar released a list of the top 10 most popular cars in the wealthiest North ...

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    Video: Toyota Prius Solution: When you're dead, you can't pollute

    Let's make this clear from the get-go: we know this is satire, courtesy of The Onion. Of course, like all good comedy, the idea for the new, fictional Toyota Prius Solution model contains a grain of truth. After all, if you aren't alive, you really can't add to the world's environmental problems ...

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    Green: spoofs Toyota Prius C Hybrid tech to go permanently Green

    Real talk? We are still laughing at this satirical view of new Hybrid technology well after a dozen views. The Onion put together this comical report on how to save the planet at the expense of Toyota and their funky little Hybrid, the Prius C. The script, the banners and the detailed animations ...