Following an explosion at one of its affiliate steel production plants, Toyota could have to put a halt on nearly half of its global production in February. If so, that means about 14,000 vehicles per day may not roll off the line.
After considerable thought, I have decided to devote today’s column to cars we hate. This may seem like an unusual diversion from the norm, until you remember that I spent last year writing about a Hummer.
I’m guessing that for many of you, you’re here because you read that headline and you want to scroll down to the comments to call me an idiot. And I’m not going to stop you — there’s plenty of evidence in your corner. But I will ask you to just hear me out, so I can explain what I mean about the 2016 Toyota Prius,…
After selling more than three and a half million of them, for next year, Toyota felt it’s time to go weird with the Prius. And it works!
Yup. That’s it. That’s the new Prius. It has.. a design, and a combined power output with the 1.8L four cylinder and hybrid setup of 150 hp, about a 15 hp bump over the outgoing model. Yes, a car.
Install something expensive in a car and thieves will find a way. At first it was catalytic converters and airbags, now it’s hybrid batteries, with a spate of break-ins reported on both coasts.
Yes, it’s called the Relax Cabin and I didn’t realize I needed a Prius RV in my life until now.
Here's more evidence that any car can be hooned if you're determined enough.
[The now-facelifted Toyota Prius V appears to be angry and confused. About what I do not know.]
Driving a vintage car, even a replica on public roads is always a bit scary. All it takes is one barreling minivan to just go about and ruin everything. So when said minivan barreled into a Toyota Prius, the squidgy hybrid valiantly flipped from its designated path, right before it smashed into a re-created Bugatti…
Since the 1920s, the Nürburgring has been the place where brave men and women have chased incredible speeds and ever-decreasing record lap times. Now we know what a Prius plug-in will do: 20 minutes and 59 seconds.
"I'd rally the shit out of a Toyota Prius if only it had all-wheel drive!" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, I'd be able to afford dozens of Prii. That's why there's exciting news about this longtime enthusiast favorite: the next one might get all-wheel drive.
Finally, the Toyota Prius has been unseated as the best-selling car in California and a sign that order is being restored. So what gasoline-only car unseated it? The Honda Accord? Still, it's a win.
A Toyota Prius with a V8. The perfect sleeper, the cross between a hipster and a gearhead, is almost too good to be true.
Could you ever take a Toyota Prius with flashing red and blue lights in your rear view mirror seriously? I don't think I could, but the mayor of Seattle thinks the hybrids would be a great option for his city's police department. The cops, unsurprisingly, do not agree.
Toyota Prius owners often say they think they're saving the environment with their cars, so why not put them more in touch with the environment? The sun and the wind, specifically. That's what the Toyota Aqua Air Concept aims to do.
Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Road & Track, Japanese Nostalgic Car and The New York Times.
Because we live in 2013, "YouTube celebrity" is now a viable career path. "YouTube celebrity" Joey Graceffa parked his Prius in front of a man's driveway, only to make a video later complaining about how the "slut" had him towed.