As the Prius C launches in Japan, Toyota says it will show a new plug-in electric vehicle concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
After 11 years in the US market, Toyota is introducing a new member of the Prius family in the United States, the long-awaited Plug-in Hybrid model.
Toyota’s theme for the Tokyo Motor Show is “Fun to Drive Again,” and four alt fuel cars prove they’re serious about the future of electric, hybrid and fuel cell.
The Toyota Prius C, a five-door, subcompact edition of the popular hybrid, is ready for prime time as Toyota announced the car will be available spring 2012.
More than 420,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles are being voluntarily recalled due to a faulty crankshift pulley. No accidents or problems have been yet reported.
Toyota will race its LMP1, a hybrid race car, at the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in 2012.
Toyota has released pricing information for the 2012 Camry Hybrid, setting the final cost roughly $1,000 lower than the 2011 model.