Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota Three generations in sixteen years and more than three million units sold worldwide – as of the end of June, those are the stats on the Toyota Prius . Even though Toyota says Prius sales might not reach the goal of 250,000 units this year, the little hybrid that could still doesn’t have any problem flying off dealer lots. The second-generation Prius sold 1.2 million examples in its eight-year lifespan, and the third generation, introduced in 2009, has sold 1.7 million examples in just four years. Toyota is also touting its investment in future powertrains, some 790 billion yen ($7.9 billion US) on research and development into new platforms and components, and “environmental technology development.” The press release below has more details, the future undoubtedly has more Priuses Prii in it. Continue reading Toyota sells 3-millionth Prius Toyota sells 3-millionth Prius originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 07 Jul 2013 08:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 28, 2013) – Toyota will help advance the national conversation around the future of mobility and advanced technologies such as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and autonomous cars with its first-time presence at the Aspen Ideas Festival from June 26 to July 2 in Aspen, Colo. Toyota is a presenting underwriter of the ninth annual festival, which will bring together 300 thinkers and leaders from around the country to discuss issues of global importance.
Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO Jim Lentz speaks about the future of the auto industry at J.D. Power NADA Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 2012.
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 29, 2012) – Generations of the Lexus LS have inspired an entire industry through visionary innovation, craftsmanship and design. And now the flagship not only has a new face, but has more than 3,000 new parts. The LS line-up also includes the first-ever LS F SPORT, and a marketing campaign to highlight the thrilling, exclusive lifestyle LS drivers live. The LS campaign caps off a successful year of launches showcasing the brand’s bold new face and attitude for the future.
CHICAGO, Ill., February 1, 2012 – Toyota will be providing Chicagoans with a glimpse of the future at this year’s Chicago Auto Show, courtesy of the Prius “family,” a number of environmentally-conscious concept vehicles and a pair of interactive safety displays.
Filed under: Concept Cars , Detroit Auto Show , Hybrid , Sedan , Toyota , Electric Toyota can justifiably be proud of its position not only as one of the largest automakers in the world, but also the world leader in hybrid vehicles. In fact, the Japanese automaker claims that half of all hybrids sold are Toyotas. But it didn’t get there by resting on its proverbial laurels, and it isn’t going to maintain (let alone increase) its market share by doing so, either. That’s where the concept car you see here comes in. Taking position as something of a Prius of the future, the NS4 concept cuts a striking profile – certainly more striking than the current kamm-tailed Prius. But even though the technologies it encompasses are targeted to reach the market by around 2015, the show-car details – like that eminently dentable front beak -probably won’t. While Toyota works on all manner of electric and fuel cell powertrains, the NS4 packs a similar plug-in hybrid system as the current Prius PHEV. But the show car encompasses a slew of other technologies, like a smartphone-like interface to monitor and control everything from the air conditioning to the battery charge. Toyota has also packed the NS4 with its latest pre-collision and blind-spot monitoring systems, adaptive headlights and four new types of glass – the one part of the car we probably take most for granted. Of course, this being a concept car, Toyota has also replaced the side mirrors with an around-view camera system, but laws being what they are for now, don’t expect to see that in showrooms just yet.
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2012 – - Toyota closed out 2011 with a strong December sales month of 178,311 units sold. With the launch of several new vehicles in 2011 and several more new model launches coming in 2012, Toyota has very high expectations for the future. The following are Toyota sales highlights from 2011:
In a new marketing campaign debuting today, Lexus delivers on the promise to go beyond predicting the future to inventing it—to transcend from amazing engineering to “Engineering Amazing.”
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 5, 2011)—With a lineup including the future co-host of NBC’s “The Chew,” a contestant and a judge from “The Next Iron Chef, Season 4,” along with James Beard winners…
A $3.1 Million Grant Renewal From The Toyota USA Foundation Expands Environmental Program for Urban Youth
NEW YORK , NY (April 8, 2011) – In an effort to diversify the green movement and extend the benefits of nature to urban youth, The Nature Conservancy just announced the expansion of its signature youth program, Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) .