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Toyota Prius may get a more edgy design in the future

Toyota Prius may get a more edgy design in the future

For a long time the Toyota Prius was one of the few viable hybrid vehicles on the road. That meant that the car was rather unique compared to other cars on the market. With just about every automaker out there offering hybrid vehicles now and some of them being more efficient than the Prius, that unique selling point is getting lost.

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Tokyo Motor Show attendees get a chance not to drive a self-driving Toyota Prius

Tokyo Motor Show attendees get a chance not to drive a self-driving Toyota Prius

Autonomous cars are scary. But not nearly as scary as some of the human drivers out there. Knowing this, Toyota is aiming to win friends and influence drivers by giving them a chance to witness their new AVOS (Automatic Vehicle Operation System) in action. Attendees of the Tokyo Motor Show next week will be able to hitch a ride while the car drives itself around the company's Smart Mobility Park.

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Toyota Prius Getting Optional Speaker System for Under the Hood in Japan

Toyota Prius Getting Optional Speaker System for Under the Hood in Japan

Apparently, there were one too many complaints about how quiet the Prius is, over in Japan. Citing the safety of pedestrians, it looks like Toyota is getting ready to implement a new speaker system that they will install under the front hood, which will project a sound loud enough to mimic that of a "normal" car's engine, and therefore letting folks know that the sneaky vehicle is approaching behind them.

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Toyota Prius Limo

Toyota Prius Limo

Yep, you read that right, just when I though I’d seen it all, someone goes and makes a limo out of a Toyota Prius. If his reasoning behind it wasn’t so sound, I’d think he was crazy.

Basically here’s what it came down to, the guy needed a vehicle that could haul his family of 6, do it for cheap, and save some gas. The salvaged Prius’ and about 200 hours later there was the Prius limo. The two vehicles reportedly cost him $10 grand and had non-rebuildable junk titles to go with them.

Toyota TNGA promises cheaper, faster, better driving cars from 2015 Prius on

Toyota TNGA promises cheaper, faster, better driving cars from 2015 Prius on

Toyota has taken the wraps off of its next-gen car platform, dubbed the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which will underpin every new car from the 2015 Prius on and save up to an estimated 30-percent on the cost and duration of development. The new program is expected to help Toyota avoid the costly and embarrassing recalls that have frequently punctuated its car launches over the past ten years, in addition to making production cheaper and, thanks to a Global Open Standard for common parts, trimming the range of components involved, Toyota says.

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Toyota wireless EV charging testing in 2014 as 4th-gen Prius teased

Toyota wireless EV charging testing in 2014 as 4th-gen Prius teased

Toyota is working on wireless charging systems for its next-gen Prius, intending to put such connection-free technology into verification testing in 2014 in the US, Japan, and Europe. The inductive charging system will be able to transfer power to a Prius or other Toyota hybrid vehicle without requiring a physical connection, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso says today, similar to Qi charging for smartphones but on a much larger scale.

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