Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Apr 25, 2016

Toyota to boost hybrids in China despite Beijing subsidies snub

Toyota Motor Corp., the dominant maker of gasoline-electric autos, will push forward with its strategy to build and sell hybrid models in China, in spite of the government’s unwillingness to subsidize the technology. The Japanese automaker wants to bring a hybrid version of its ...

Jan 8, 2016

Toyota's Aqua hybrid best-selling car in 2015 auto rankings

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Aqua hybrid was the best-selling car in 2015, while six minicars made it into the top 10 ranking, data from industry bodies showed Friday. The Aqua clinched top spot for the first time since 2013 with sales of 215,525 units, down ...

Mazda to debut domestic hybrid

Oct 9, 2013

Mazda to debut domestic hybrid

Mazda Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will launch a hybrid version of the Axela compact car in Japan on Nov. 22, entering into the segment for the first time amid growing competition. The fully renovated Axela, known as the Mazda3 abroad, will also come ...

Honda bets mileage premium won't hurt hybrid Accord sales

Jun 21, 2013

Honda bets mileage premium won't hurt hybrid Accord sales

Honda Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled a hybrid sedan at a 20 percent higher price than Toyota Motor Corp.’s gasoline-electric Camry, betting drivers will pay extra for fuel economy. The hybrid Accord goes on sale Friday in Japan with the sticker price starting at ...

Hybrid Accord targets mileage-conscious Camry buyers

Jun 1, 2013

Hybrid Accord targets mileage-conscious Camry buyers

Honda Motor Co. will sell a hybrid version of the Accord in Japan that has the highest fuel-economy rating among midsize sedans to close the gap with Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry. The car will initially go on sale June 21 and has a fuel-efficiency ...