With a teardrop profile culminating in the hatchback’s high rear deck, a recently spied camouflaged mule could easily be mistaken as the next Toyota Prius. But it isn’t. The photos, captured by AutomobileMag.com, are actually of a Hyundai hybrid in testing. To date, Hyundai has been tight-lipped about this new hybrid. It’s been known for […] The post Camoufl […]
As General Motors works on secondary uses for the Chevrolet Volt battery a recent opportunity came up to nab a Guinness World Record in Canada. At the Pan American Games in Toronto, from July 17-27, a record 4,739 people pedaled bikes to generate electricity into a Volt’s battery. The record title: the most number of […] The post Chevy Volt Batteries Get Sec […]
If hybrid vehicles continue improving at their current pace, a new study said manufacturing costs will “be cut in half before 2025,” positioning hybrids to compete directly with non-hybrids for sales. John German’s technical paper, published by The International Council on Clean Transportation, named advances through the learning process, increases in vehicl […]
General Motors today announced midsized sibling trucks with the cleanest diesel truck engine it’s yet installed. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon with 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine will go on sale ths fall, and join 2.5-liter four, and 3.6-liter six-cylinder versions. Exactly how clean the new diesel is has not been announced, nor has […] The pos […]
The answer to keeping one’s self from being a victim of hybrid battery thieves may be security bolts. This at least is the takeaway from a CBS News affiliate, which reports the incidence of their theft is on the rise in the San Francisco Bay Area. The used recyclable or resalable goods are becoming as […] The post Simple Bolt Deters Hybrid Battery Thieves ap […]
The Lexus CT200h hybrid isn’t getting any major changes for the 2016 model year. For the 2016 model year, the Japanese automaker has added a chrome surround grille, while buyers can opt in for the Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Enform Service Connect. Both services require a subscription with Enform Remote allowing owners to remotely […] The post Minor Change […]
If imitation is the best form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should be pleased when it sees the new electric sedan from Chinese-carmaker Youxia Motors. But it’s doubtful that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, will see the new Youxia X as a compliment. This new sedan goes beyond being a just a battery-electric competitor, with […] The post Chinese Carmaker’s Electric […]
China will be implementing new electrified vehicle initiatives next year, using some of the same strategies that helped California achieve higher-than-average EV sales. The plan, as reported by Reuters, is a two-step approach: require automakers to sell a percentage of electrified vehicles (EVs), while also expanding the available incentives for consumers th […]
German eBike manufacturer HNF Heisenberg announced that it will be using technology developed for the BMW i series to build its newest electric bicycle. The Heisenberg XF1 mountain bike features a drive unit swing arm that was originally patented by BMW Research and Technology. The swing arm was developed during the early concept phase of […] The post BMW i- […]
With hybrid cars you expect to save money on gas but some do it better than others – much better in fact over non-hybrid siblings. According to the U.S. EPA, driving one of the more efficient full hybrids can retain nearly $1,000 or more in gas money in the driver’s pocket every couple years. Beyond […] The post 4 Hybrid Alternatives That Will Save You Hundr […]
In a bid to fulfill the demands of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), a pact has been signed between the United National Party (UNP) and Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Convener of the National Joint Committee, Gunadasa Amarasekara said. MORE...
The head of the banned Pakistani Sunni extremist outifit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Malik Ishaq, was killed in an attempted breakout from police late on Tuesday, along with his sons and 11 others, Pakistani media have reported. MORE...
Investigators of the 'Q' branch of Indian police has interrogated LTTE operative A. Kumaraguru, who police arrested at Trichy airport on July 25 when he attempted to flee to Switzerland with a fake passport, the Times of India reported. MORE...
The Litro Gas Lanka Ltd on Wednesday (29) denied allegations that the government has signed a MoU with Shell Gas Ltd to purchase Gas at US D 105 per MT, contrary to international tender procedures. MORE...
The enjoining order, which was issued to prevent the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from being convened, has been extended till 7 August by the Colombo District Court today (29). 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 […]
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Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, JeepA Superior Court judge in Georgia has reduced the damages Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be ordered to pay to the family of Remington Walden, who died three years ago in a Jeep Grand Cherokee fire.Continue reading Georgia judge slashes verdict to $40M in Jeep fire caseGeorgia judge slashes verdict to $40M in Jeep f […]
Filed under: Videos, Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi, Technology, Concept CarsAudi is bringing a concept to the Frankfurt motor show with a new type of organic LED taillights.Continue reading Audi bringing matrix 'organic' LED concept to FrankfurtAudi bringing matrix 'organic' LED concept to Frankfurt originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 […]
Filed under: BMW, Lamborghini, Auctions, Convertible, SUV, Luxury, PerformanceSolid 50-percent appreciation for a Bavarian roadster and a Bolognese sport-ute sold at auction in Detroit this past weekend show that multi-million-dollar classics aren't the only cars that can prove a wise financial investment.Continue reading BMW Z8, Lambo LM002 sell for $1 […]
Filed under: Ferrari, Auctions, ClassicsThis is the car that started a string of victories for Ferrari at the Tour de France in the hands of the Marquis de Portago, securing its handle and place in history. Now it's going up for auction in Monterey.Continue reading 1956 Ferrari 250 Tour de France could fetch $11M [w/video]1956 Ferrari 250 Tour de France […]
Filed under: Motorsports, RenaultWith a divorce between Red Bull and Renault now all but inevitable, the French automaker is looking at next steps that could see it run its own F1 team again.Continue reading Could rift with Red Bull push Renault back into F1? [w/poll]Could rift with Red Bull push Renault back into F1? [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog […]
Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, Renault, Coupe, Classics, Performance, RacingIn its latest video, Petrolicious clearly shows what makes the Alpine brand so special, and lets one of these coupes sing on some European hillside roads.Continue reading Petrolicious meets man with a mountainous passion for AlpinesPetrolicious meets man with a mountainous passio […]
Filed under: Green, Honda, Coupe, Hybrid, PerformanceDetails on the 'Small NSX' to be sold as a Honda include an aluminum platform, 400 hp, three electric motors, a nine-speed DCT, and a weight under 3,100 pounds.Continue reading Rumors abound over Honda's mid-engined 'Small NSX'Rumors abound over Honda's mid-engined 'Small […]
Filed under: Etc., Videos, Weird Car NewsGregg Godfrey jumped 166 feet in a semi truck to set a new record for the stunt. While it looked easy from the outside, from inside Godfrey clearly felt the impact when the big rig returned to Earth.Continue reading PSA: The semi truck jumping record now stands at 166 feetPSA: The semi truck jumping record now stands […]
Filed under: Earnings/Financials, UAW/Unions, Chrysler, Fiat, GMSergio Marchionne sees cooperation with the UAW as a key to a future merger with General Motors. In the deal, Marchionne could potentially take advantage of the 8.7 percent of GM stock that's owned by the union's health care trust.Continue reading UAW may be key to forced FCA merger wi […]
Filed under: PodcastsWe're set to record Autoblog Podcast #441 live tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern. Have a look at our rundown of topics, and sound off with your questions and comments via the Q&A module.Continue reading Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #441Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #441 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue […]
Torrance, Calif. (July 20, 2015) – Three, two, one…..liftoff! The Toyota Mirai customer order request portal is live and California customers should beam themselves to www.toyota.com/mirai to seek to claim their place in automotive history. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., July 17, 2015 - - Special Editions for special vehicles. Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan, the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years, and Corolla compact sedan, the world’s best-selling car of all-time, will be adding some extra summer sizzle with Special Editions for the 2016 model year. Both models will begin arriving at Toyo […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Ruby Azurdia-Lee was already making a difference in her community, working with Latino families and connecting them to the resources they need, including health, employment and education services. Now, with the help of Toyota, she is taking it one step further. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update yo […]
Toyota City, Japan, July 16, 2015 -- The World Health Organization predicts that by 2050, 22% of the world's population will be over 60 years old1. The Japanese government estimates that by 2060, nearly 40% of Japan's population will be aged 65 or over2, requiring an ever-increasing number of long-term-care workers. This "graying" of soci […]
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massa […]
TORRANCE, Calif., July 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Torrance, Calif. (July 13, 2015) -- It’s almost here, and California customers will soon be able to request their own Mirai. And why wouldn’t they? The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor. It’s the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone (an EPA estima […]
Jim Colon, Vice President African American Business Strategy reviews multicultural sales results on July 6, 2015. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
TORRANCE, Calif., July 9, 2015 – Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC) announced today that Mike Groff, President and CEO of TFS USA, is appointed to CEO of the Toyota Financial Services Americas Region. Groff will now oversee TFS operations in the mainland United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina. Visit @Toyota A […]
NEW YORK, July 6, 2015 – Toyota has announced the company’s return as presenting sponsor of the 86th Annual Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), to be held in Salt Lake City from July 7 to 11. Toyota’s presence will be highlighted by the Teen Drive365 virtual reality simulator designed to help teens and parents become safer dri […]