Hi Doc. My question is very simple. Why do most of the latest hybrid cars have such large engines? Surely this defeats the objective? I am pleased to see Mercedes-Benz has just brought out a diesel hybrid though ñ I…
The Toyota Camry hybrid saloon is set to return to the UK this summer. The new car uses Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. In anticipation of the Camry’s arrival, Toyota has announced prices and outline equipment specifications for the new line-up. The eighth generation of the world’s best-selling upper medium saloon will be exclusively a hybrid model in the UK.
The Toyota Prius is the world’s original and best-selling self-charging hybrid car, with a heritage of technical innovation and leadership that spans more than 20 years. Since the introduction of the first model in 1997, it has taken self-charging hybrid power from the margins of the automotive world to the forefront of exceptionally efficient and cleaner mobility for the mass market.
Named after the famous Swiss ski resort, Mitsubishi’s new-generation crossover hybrid SUV, the Engelberg Tourer, has received its global premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The RAV4 might have grown over the years, but it’s stayed true to Toyota’s original brief, offering car-like handling and running costs but with SUV style and a raised seating position.
Toyota’s renowned hybrid Prius became a better family car in its third outing, with more interior space and a much bigger boot. It’s also frugal and free-to-tax, and that isn’t where the money saving ends, because Prius bills should be few and far between thanks to legendary Toyota reliability.
Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have today announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range.
Toyota has started production of hybrid electric transaxles at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland’s Wałbrzych (TMMP) plant. It is the first time this core component of Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrains has been manufactured outside Asia. The transaxle will be fitted to the new Corolla Hybrid, built at Toyota’s Burnaston factory in the UK, and the C-HR Hybrid, produced in Turkey. The start of production marks the first stage in Toyota’s introduction of its advanced hybrid technology and the Toyota New Global Architecture to its Polish manufacturing facilities
The new Toyota Corolla Touring Sports will make its first appearance at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October, joining the new Corolla hatchback revealed earlier this year. According to Toyota, this all-new model has “a dynamic design which clearly differentiates it from the hatch as a sleek, refined and versatile wagon”. The new car was developed and created in Europe.