In your time motoring along the roads, highways, and under-surveilled mall food courts of America, it’s not unlikely that you’ve seen a particular window sticker on certain, let’s say, more sedate vehicles. The sticker, designed to poke some self-deprecating fun, states that the car that bears it can accelerate from…
What you’re looking at up there used to be a Toyota Prius, and, yes, it’s crammed into a doorway of a building. The bizarre location for a Prius happened as the result of a crash in Indianapolis, where a teenaged driver ran a red light and crashed into a building. The driver is in critical condition, but responsive.…
Toyota just recalled 340,000 examples of its questionably-styled new Prius because the cable-controlled foot-brake might not work. And that’d be a big problem on an incline, where the little sedan’s low rolling resistance tires and slick drag coefficient would turn this thing into a rolling hybrid of destruction.
I’ll admit that when I first heard of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Part of me thought that it may be that performance variant of the Prius I’ve been imagining. Another part thought it was just a Prius that can only be divided by one and itself. Both parts were wrong: the Prius…
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The Toyota commercial with the “Prius Four” outlasting the police has always been silly, especially when the cops agree that “to catch a Prius, you’ve got to be a Prius.” No, you won’t catch many people—like the people two Prius drivers tried to pull over in California, they may think the cop car is fake.
Have you seen the new Prius? Have you forgiven yourself yet? I haven’t. Can somebody explain to me why the redesigned Toyota Prius looks like a hairless cat while this Australian Corolla Hybrid looks like that perfectly respectable Business Cat meme?
Now more than ever, I’m convinced Father John Misty is a genius. Not just because his own music is great, or because he was in Fleet Foxes, or because he does insane things like cover Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift covers in the style of the Velvet Underground, but because he just eviscerated the music in every eco-friendly…
Our enemy’s numbers grow... Toyota announced today it has reached the milestone of selling over nine million hybrids as of April 30th, with the most recent million sales in just nine months. The automaker now sells 33 different hybrid models in over 90 countries and regions with goals of reaching 1.5 million hybrid…
No, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime doesn’t turn into a gigantic, fuel-efficient leader of the Autobots, like I was kind of hoping from the name. But it is Toyota’s most advanced hybrid ever: a plug-in with 22 miles of electric range. The question is, will people buy it?
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.