Toyota lags VW in global sales as Prius stumbles in U.S.

Jul 28, 2016

Toyota lags VW in global sales as Prius stumbles in U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp. lagged Volkswagen AG by global deliveries in the first half of the year, as demand for the newly redesigned Prius hybrid slumped in a U.S. market dominated by trucks and sport utility vehicles. Worldwide deliveries fell 0.6 percent to 4.99 million ...

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

Mar 24, 2016

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry. For years, automakers pushed fuel efficiency to sell hybrid and electric vehicles. Now, in an era of cheap ...

Aug 21, 2015

Toyota to add 1,400 workers for new Prius and Land Cruiser

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to add about 1,400 workers at factories in Japan as the automaker ramps up production of Prius hybrids and Land Cruiser SUVs, people familiar with the matter said. The company’s Tsutsumi and Tahara plants are hiring to begin output of ...

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius hybrids

Feb 12, 2014

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius hybrids

Toyota announced Wednesday a global recall of 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars because of a fault that can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly. The company said it decided on the recall — the biggest for the environmentally friendly vehicle — after it ...