Honda is back in the hybrid market. The vehicle for that return, if you will forgive the pun, is the new hybrid version of the companyís successful mid-sized CR-V SUV, and very good it is too. Honda launched its first…
What makes a car a classic? That may seem like a strange question to be asking when it comes to alternatively-fuelled vehicles, but it seems to me that many of the early hybrids and electrics are prime candidates for future…
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.
Why do some foreign manufacturers, like Nissan, Toyota, and Honda, still choose to build large numbers of their cars in Britain, for sale in both the UK market and for export, often to Europe? How does that fit in with…
The Toyota Prius is taking a step forward in the hybrid driving experience with the introduction of an intelligent, electric all-wheel drive system. Optionally available on the new 2019 Prius, AWD-i is a compact and lightweight system that operates automatically to support the driver in common scenarios where extra grip is needed. The system engages when the vehicle pulls away from standstill, and at higher speeds when it detects a loss of traction, for example on snow, ice and wet roads. The company says the result is a more secure drive in difficult conditions and added peace of mind for the driver
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.
Toyota has revealed the all-new Toyota Corolla Saloon, ready to join the 12th generation range alongside the new British-built Hatchback and Touring Sports models presented earlier this year at the Geneva and Paris motor shows. More than 46 million Corolla cars have been sold worldwide since Toyota introduced the original model in 1966.
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