Toyota Projects Gas Prices To Hit $5.00 By Middle Of Next Decade, We…

Toyota is basing its production plans on projections that US gas prices could rise as high as $5.00 a gallon as soon as 2015. The Japanese automaker also believes the full-size truck market will experience a significant recovery in the near future. Despite demand for its fuel-efficient Prius hybrid reaching an… » 8/15/08 11:20am 8/15/08 11:20am

New Toyota Prius To Get Bigger, Smugger And Maybe Even Wagon,…

The folks over at Winding Road... err... NextAutos, have procured some more photos of the new Toyota Prius we caught earlier this month. The next-gen Prius was caught taking a couple turns around the block, showing off its new body and the expected to longer and wider size to give backseat passengers a bit more space… » 7/30/08 10:40am 7/30/08 10:40am

2010 Toyota Prius Caught Semi-Silently Prowling Streets Of San Fran?

Is it the 2010 Toyota Prius? Maybe. All we know is it looks to be either a test vehicle for the next-gen Prius or the worst application of after-market Prius accessories we've ever seen. Unfortunately we're not expecting solar panels until the 2011 Prius, so that doesn't help us. Nor do we see any Chinese-made "Made… » 7/13/08 10:31pm 7/13/08 10:31pm

Smug Gets Home-Grown: 2011 Toyota Prius Officially To Be Built In…

Despite denials from Toyota of Prius assembly expansion from Japan to the United States, we've now received official word that the 2011 Toyota Prius will be assembled in a yet-to-be-built plant in Blue Springs, Miss. beginning sometime during 2010. In addition, the fuel-hogging Highlander will see production shift… » 7/10/08 9:29am 7/10/08 9:29am

New Toyota Prius To Get Solar Panels As "Symbolic Gesture"

Toyota plans to install solar panels on the new Toyota Prius hybrid as a response to a "growing demand for green cars," reports Reuters. The panels will be supplied by Kyocera and would be able to power part of the air-conditioning as a "symbolic gesture" as it's "very difficult to power much more than that with solar… » 7/07/08 1:02am 7/07/08 1:02am