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Hermance Award Publishes Essays on Ford Fusion Hybrid

We just got back from Chicago Auto Show where we presented the inaugural Hermance Vehicle Efficiency Award. The winner was the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which took the prize for its use of a sophisticated hybrid powertrain in a highly competitive and appealing package. The Hermance Award judging committee, comprising a who’s who […] […]

2011 VW Touareg set to come in hybrid option

VW’s first hybrid coming to America later this year Volkswagen, in cooperation with Porsche, is set to launch its first ever production hybrid and it will hit American showrooms later this year. Using an Audi-built supercharged 3.0-liter V6 mated to a battery-powered electric motor, the new Touareg can achieve 380 hp and accelerate from 0 – 62 […] […]

Toyota and Lexus Dominate 2010 Best Overall Values of the Year Awards

Toyota and Lexus once again captured more trophies than any other automaker in the 23rd annual “Best Overall Values of the Year” (BOVY) awards, announced today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. is a leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis of cars, trucks, crossovers and sport […] […]

Toyota Vehicles: Toyota Reveals Redesigned 2011 Avalon at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota introduced the boldly redesigned 2011 Avalon today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Evoking a time when travel was sophisticated, elegant and comfortable, the new Avalon possesses a distinctive new exterior style while offering a restyled interior rich with premium touch points and practical new technologies. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive […] […]

Toyota Vehicles: 2011 Toyota Avalon Product Information

Specifications and features of the 2011 Toyota Avalon. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

Toyota recall: Why doesn’t the data match the accusations?

More Toyota junk? According to a recent MSNBC article Toyota’s latest recalls are just an example of how Toyota quality has been slipping for years. Really? And what’s MSNBC’s data for such a claim? A CNW perceived quality study. CNW? The same CNW that asserted that Hummers are far better for the environment than the Toyota Prius? […] […]

Prius pricing: Buy a 2010 Prius now at invoice

$1500 less than suggested retail prices? Still in the market for a 2010 Toyota Prius? According to Kelly Blue Book data, Toyota dealers are willing to make deals on the Prius, and you can now negotiate the price of a Prius to about the dealer invoice price, or $1500 less than MSRP. Anybody buy a Prius in the […] […]

Kia hybrid cars coming later this year

The Kia Ray Concept Yesterday, Kia debuted the Ray plug-in hybrid concept at the Chicago Auto Show. Based on the Forte-platform, the Ray plug-in hybrid mates a direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with a lithium-polymer battery pack and a 78-kwh electric motor. Kia speculates the plug-in concept can achieve about 50 miles of pure EV range and an […] […]