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10 million Toyota hybrid vehicles sold worldwide since 1997

10 million Toyota hybrid vehicles sold worldwide since 1997

Cumulative sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles (HVs) have passed the 10 million mark since the company launched the Coaster Hybrid EV in August 1997 and the Prius—the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle—in December of the same year. More than being just a numerical milestone, this demonstrates the staying power […]

Toyota hybrid sales have crossed 8 million mark

Toyota hybrid sales have crossed 8 million mark

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota’s Chairman – and the person who led the development of the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car – likes to tell the story of how his team couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had no idea what was wrong, […]

Improved Toyota Hybrid racing car for World Endurance Championship

Improved Toyota Hybrid racing car for World Endurance Championship

The reigning World Endurance Champion team, Toyota Racing, has improved the power and efficiency of its TS040 Hybrid race cars as it seeks to retain its driver and manufacturer titles in the 2015 series. Unveiled  in Europe yesterday, the latest Toyota hybrid racing cars have had around 80% of their […]

QNEWS: New approach to making Toyota hybrids more fuel-efficient

QNEWS: New approach to making Toyota hybrids more fuel-efficient

Toyota and Denso Corporation have jointly developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units (PCUs). Through use of SiC power semiconductors, Toyota aims to improve hybrid vehicle (HV) fuel efficiency by 10% under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s JC08 test […]

Free service package with Toyota hybrids

Free service package with Toyota hybrids

During the month of September, UMW Toyota Motor is offering a free service package for its two hybrid models – the Prius and Prius c. The service package is for the first 10,000 km or 6 months of ownership and is offered to purchasers of new units during the month. […]

Toyota Hybrid technology showcased at IGEM

Toyota Hybrid technology showcased at IGEM

Visitors to the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) had a chance to get a close view the third-generation Toyota Prius – the world’s most popular hybrid car – and its Hybrid Synergy Drive which was displayed by UMW Toyota Motor. The event was an appropriate […]

New Toyota hybrids for Europe

New Toyota hybrids for Europe

Earlier this year at the North American International Motorshow, Toyota announced that the Prius hybrid which has so far been a single model would become a family of models, with different variants for different types of customers. The iconic 5-door hatchback, which now includes a plug-in hybrid version, will be […]

Toyota hybrid sales pass 1.4 million worldwide

Toyota hybrid sales pass 1.4 million worldwide

The first mass-produced hybrid car?was launched in 1997 Since introducing the world?s first mass-produced vehicle with a hybrid powerplant ? the Prius – in late 1997, sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles has exceeded 1.4 million units worldwide (cumulative sales till the end of March 2008). Not surprisingly, Toyota is the […]