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BYD launches 177 MPGe Qin hybrid in China

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, China, BYD Not all of the new vehicles in the world this week were centered at the Detroit Auto Show. Case in point is the BYD Qin Hybrid, which launched in China and will be coming to Europe in about a year (an “early 2015” launch there is planned). This successor to […] […]

Ford wants to double hybrid offerings by 2020

Filed under: Hybrid, USA The Blue Oval is looking for folks on the other side of this Big Old Sphere to get on board with its hybrid offerings. Ford executive Raj Nair, speaking at the Detroit Auto Show this week, said the US automaker wants to double the number of hybrids models it offers by the […] […]

Toyota Thanks Its 4 Millionth Certified Pre-Owned Customer

TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014) – When Jose Ortiz of Ypsilanti, Mich. bought his 2010 Toyota Matrix at Dunning Toyota in December 2013, he didn’t realize the historical implication of his purchase. Ortiz’s decision enabled Toyota to become the first brand to sell 4 million certified pre-owned vehicles in automotive history. Visit @Toyota ACCESS […] […]

Toyota sold a million hybrids in last nine months, 6M since 1997

Filed under: Hybrid, Toyota Toyota‘s first hybrid model – the Prius – went on sale in 1997 in Japan. It took 14 years for the company to see a cumulative total of three million hybrids (a mark reached in March 2011). Today, Toyota announced that its global sales figures of all of its gas-electric models (and […] […]

Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference – Bob Carter

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations Bob Carter speaks at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.   Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

In Jamaica, it’s not easy to sell or buy hybrid cars

Filed under: Hybrid, Toyota Jamaica’s mellow reputation and Rasta vibe contributes to an international reputation of an island nation that moves at a leisurely pace. And the term “leisurely” certainly applies to the rate of sales of hybrids there. And we thought Mitsubishi i sales in the US have been slow. The country’s Toyota dealership is still in […] […]