Toyota Sienta Hybrid MPV (Small Minivan): Forbidden Fruit Or Bizarre Oddity?

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Toyota recently introduced a new minivan, and it's like nothing sold in the U.S. But this is the Sienta (with a "t"), the second generation of a much smaller minivan model first introduced in 2003. DON'T MISS: Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan (Oct. Buyers on this side of the Pacific are familiar with the rather large Sienna. Japan forbidden fruit

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Advice: How To Get Good Gas Mileage AND Third-Row Seats?

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That's how our friend Gordon Platt began a note asking our advice on what cars he should consider as he sets out to replace the family's aging 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan. "We have not yet fully accepted the fact that we need a new car. Some call it denial. But we do need one." What are your suggestions for a car with a lot of space (need not be a

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids top 3M units

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Next came the second-generation Prius in 2003 and the expanded use of TMC’s hybrid system on such vehicles as minivans, SUVs, rear-wheel-drive sedans and hatchbacks. Annual Toyota hybrid sales. Data; TMC. Click to enlarge.

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Chrysler to introduce PHEV models in 2016 and 2017 to meet ZEV requirements; new FCA gasoline engine family coming in 2015

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One will be a PHEV version of the new Chrysler Town & Country minivan to be introduced in 2016; the second will be a PHEV version of a new full-size crossover vehicle to be introduced in 2017. FCA will launch a PHEV minivan in 2016 to comply with ZEV requirements.

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Worldwide sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 4M units; Prius family accounts for almost 72%

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The second-generation Prius followed in 2003 along with the expanded use of TMC’s hybrid system on such vehicles as minivans, SUVs, rear-wheel-drive sedans and compact hatchbacks. Cumulative worldwide sales of TMC hybrids. Data: TMC. Click to enlarge.

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GM’s Sales in China Surpass 1.5 Million Units

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Sales of both the Buick New Regal and new Buick LaCROSSE topped 6,000 units in October, while the Buick Excelle surpassed sales of 1 million units since its introduction in 2003. Domestic sales of China’s best-selling vehicle, the Wuling minivan, surpassed 500,000 units for the year, while sales of the Wuling Rong Guang minivan topped 20,000 units in October for the fourth consecutive month. On 10 November, General Motors and its joint ventures in China surpassed 1.5

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ORNL researchers quantify the effect of increasing highway speed on fuel economy

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The study includes various sizes of sedans, wagons, and SUVs, as well as pickup trucks, minivans and a few “muscle” and sports cars. Vehicles from model years 2003 to 2012 with a wide variety of powertrains were represented and included two hybrid sedans and a diesel sedan. John F.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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When Lutz first proposed creating an electric car in 2003, the idea "bombed" inside GM, he says. "I About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

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Founded in 2003, Silicon Valley based Tesla Motors is currently the only car manufacturer in the US or Europe manufacturing and selling highway capable electric vehicles in serial production.

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