A month after Fiat-Chrysler announced America’s first plug-in hybrid minivan, long-time minivan leader Honda announced an Odyssey hybrid too – for its home market. Honda’s announcement this week is that today dealers across Japan will begin offering its Odyssey with a version of the Accord Hybrid’s powertrain alongside conventionally powered Odysseys. The ne […]
Like it or not, Toyota’s pre-Superbowl ad for the 2016 Prius takes counterintuitive to a new level portraying itself as a ride of choice for tough guys, sort of. It does get your attention, and may induce more than a few rolled eyebrows as well, but if it makes the vehicle memorable, people get over […] The post Toyota Superbowl Ad Teaser Shows Prius Is ‘Hec […]
Poor Cadillac, its extended-range electric ELR only introduced in 2014 was again reported this week as to-be-canceled and it’s only now just enjoying an early mid-cycle refresh. The news this week nearly duplicating the gist a story run last April is that Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen “confirmed” on Monday the car will get the […] The post News of Cad […]
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied service to a customer for being “super rude.” U.S. venture capitalist Stewart Alsop wrote a post stating that Musk canceled his Model X pre-order following a phone conversation. It appears the phone conversation was in response to another post Alsop had written, where he complained about a delay in […] The post Elon Musk Cancel […]
Scion, which came to life in 2003 as a Toyota sub-brand aimed at young buyers, is going away. All of its current models, save the tC coupe, will be become Toyotas. That means the FR-S sports coupe, the iA sedan, and iM hatchback, along with the upcoming C-HR, will all be rebadged as Toyotas for […] The post Scion to Fold, Models to Become Part of Toyota Bran […]
The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for January were down slightly from a year ago, although there were fewer selling days in the month so the sales rate was […]
The Costco Auto Program is a great way to buy a new vehicle. It takes the hassle and stress out of this often torturous process by guaranteeing a low price and unprecedented levels of service. The program had a record year in 2015, with sales growing by nearly 16.8 percent compared to the year prior. […] The post Costco Auto Program Sales Up 16.8 Percent Com […]
In 2013 Tesla’s Model 3 – then “Model E” – was tentatively projected to be revealed January 2015 in Detroit, last May CEO Elon Musk tweeted it would be shown March 2016, and indeed it will be he said again last week – for the most part. “The first pictures of the Model 3 will […] The post Tesla To Partially Show Model 3 Next Month – Federal Tax Credits For I […]
January can be a slower month for plug-in sales after end-of-tax-year sales are made in December, so Nissan’s very low 755 Leaf sales reported last month could be understandable, but more variables are in play. Since last year the Leaf had fallen from a high watermark in 2014 of 30,200 U.S. sales, or an average […] The post Nissan’s 107-Mile Leaf Not Helping […]
January saw the break of a 2016 Chevy Volt sales streak as 2,000-per-month level sales were halved with just 996 units reported. This number was good enough to be 83.8 percent above January 2015’s year-ago sales of 542 units, but that number was around one-sixth the Volt’s all-time best month since its December 2010 launch. […] The post Chevy Volt Sales Halv […]
The Chief Minister of the Northern Province, C.V. Vigneswaran, today expressed appreciation of the government's decision to sing the national anthem in Tamil at the Independence Day ceremony held in Colombo. MORE..
The final report prepared by the five member committee appointed to investigate into alleged kidney transplant racket involving Sri Lankan doctors was handed over to the Health Minister a short while ago. MORE...
A fisherman from India has suffered an eye injury when his Sri Lankan counterparts, also Tamils, allegedly pelted stones at his mechanised boat at Neduntheevu off the island nation, the PTI reported. MORE...
The final report prepared by the five member committee appointed to investigate into alleged kidney transplant racket involving Sri Lankan doctors will be handed over to the Health Minister today (05). MORE...
Gossip9.lk News : An Indian businessman K.V. Gopiraj has lodged the complaint against Aksha, who has documented expectant safeguard. In her application, she says she has had an adoration illicit relationship with Gopiraj, a wedded man, who had guaranteed to wed her, on which guarantee she has had a sexual relationship as well. At his welcome, she has spent a […]
Gossip9.lk News : A monster blossom, said to be one of the world's most seasoned and biggest species, has sprouted at a Tokyo park without precedent for a long time, it's accounted for. The 2-meter-high (6.5 feet) Titan arum seldom blossoms and is famously hard to proliferate. The Jindai plant gardens in the city of Chofu have extended their openin […]
Gossip9.lk News : According to the media reports, a karate master from Galewela, known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani (not the real name) who has been reportedly killed in Syria in an air strike last week is said to be the first Sri Lankan member of the ISIS. Abhu Shuraih Sailani, 37, after completing his GCE O/L, has pursued Islamic studies wit […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime pastor Ranil Wickremesinghe have entered a mystery settlement to remove the professional Mahinda Rajapaksa bunch from governmental issues, "Sathhanda" daily paper reports refering to dependable sources. The mystery agreement has occurred on the intercession of the Indian government and the […]
Gossip9.lk News : Thalangama police captured her, delivered her before courts and was remanded until July 28.The spouse touched base at Thalangama police bringing inside of him the records and the protective cap seized by the lady from the policemen. Police captured him as well, on the charge of permitting her to drive an auto in such a mental condition, cr […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena has come to a firm position that his forerunner Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given the prime ecclesiastical candidature or designations from the SLFP at the forthcoming general decision, reports say. Pioneers of Tamil, Muslim and radical gatherings met the president (29) yesterday for a dialog, where the pre […]
Gossip9.lk News : Bigwigs of security forces have urged the newly sworn in government not to appoint Sarath Fonseka to any high end portfolios related to security, reports say.They have made the request on qualms that Fonseka could seek revenge from many bigwigs of security forces while extending special courtesy to his affiliates, after receiving such a pos […]
Gossip9.lk News : A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old.Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network at home.He told the BBC he found the exam difficult […]
Filed under: Green, Volkswagen, ElectricDesperate to shake off the stench of Dieselgate, Volkswagen is working on all-new, standalone electric car to take on the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.Continue reading Volkswagen is working on a new EVVolkswagen is working on a new EV originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:28:00 EST. Please see our […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyTraffic fatalities continue to rise at their fastest pace in decades, according to the latest federal data available.Continue reading Huge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940sHuge spike in traffic deaths is largest since 1940s originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:01:00 EST. Please see our terms […]
Filed under: Ownership, Videos, Auto Repair, Maintenance, Autoblog DetailsWaxing your car is vital to the protection of paint, but how do we do it properly to get the best bang for our time? Here are a few things you need to know before waxing your car.Continue reading How to wax your car | Autoblog DetailsHow to wax your car | Autoblog Details originally ap […]
Filed under: Videos, Coupe, Classics, Performance, SpecialtyCar commercials aren't like they used to be. For DeLorean, that's doubly true. There hasn't been one for 34 years. That changes today.Continue reading Watch DeLorean's first ad for the upcoming replica DMC-12Watch DeLorean's first ad for the upcoming replica DMC-12 originall […]
Filed under: Etc., Government/LegalAfter an experiment with a new font on interstate road signs, the Federal Highway Administration says its going back to its old look.Continue reading Science flunks experimental font used on interstate signsScience flunks experimental font used on interstate signs originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:45:00 […]
Filed under: Etc., Humor, Videos, UKA group of merry pranksters took to a British shopping mall dressed as characters from Nintendo classic Mario Kart and armed with Razor Crazy Carts.Continue reading Adults are racing real-life Mario KartsAdults are racing real-life Mario Karts originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:01:00 EST. Please see our […]
Filed under: Green, Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen, Hatchback, ElectricWe detail what's in store for the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf, which will debut sometime in late 2018.Continue reading Everything we know about Volkswagen's next GolfEverything we know about Volkswagen's next Golf originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:1 […]
Filed under: MotorsportsThis year's Le Mans 24 Hours will equal the record for the biggest ever, with 60 cars on the grid for the world's most famous sports car race.Continue reading Sixty-car grid confirmed for this year's 24 Hours of Le MansSixty-car grid confirmed for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans originally appeared on Autoblog on F […]
Filed under: Green, Plants/Manufacturing, Europe, SolarFrance's Colas says each kilometer along the "Wattway" can power 5,000 homes.Continue reading Wattway will install 600 miles of solar roads in FranceWattway will install 600 miles of solar roads in France originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:00:00 EST. Please see our term […]
Filed under: Celebrities, RumormillEddie Jordan, a former F1 team owner and motorsport analyst, will reportedly join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc on the new BBC show.Continue reading F1 expert Eddie Jordan to join Top Gear as next cohostF1 expert Eddie Jordan to join Top Gear as next cohost originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:42:00 EST. Pl […]
Torrance, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 -- The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will drive into all the game-day action this Sunday with two humorous 30-second commercials on ESPN Deportes’ Spanish language telecast of Super Bowl 50. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Toyota’s global net income increased 9.2 percent during the nine-month period (April – December 2015) of the 2016 fiscal year. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 -- Today, Toyota unveiled the 90-second spot, “Heck on Wheels,” developed with agency of record, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, to highlight the unexpected features of the all-new Prius. The teaser touts the hybrid leader’s upgraded performance, fresh suite of safety technology features and sleek new styling. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to […]
TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — With a commitment to fostering a fair and competitive auto finance lending market, Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) today announced a voluntary agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that addresses discretionary dealer compensation practices. TMCC determi […]
CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2016 – With more than 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at Chicago’s McCormick Place, Toyota is engaging Chicago Auto Show visitors with several camera-worthy vehicles and alluring activities and giveaways. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2016) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today reported January 2016 sales. With two fewer selling days in January of 2016, sales were up 3.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Total sales volume for January was 161,283 units, a decrease of 4.7 percent from January 2015 on a volume basis. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to rece […]
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and its subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) have reached an agreement whereby Daihatsu will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota by way of a share exchange (expected to be completed in August 2016). Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 21, 2016 – On the surface, it’s just an environmental thing: A gas/electric hybrid is going to emit less pollutants than a gasoline-only power train. But it’s also going to use less fuel and get more mpg and at low speeds, it’s quieter than a gasoline engine. Think of it as a “stealth mode” when running only on electric power. For a […]
TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 – In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is continuing its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-ma […]