2021 Toyota Sienna minivan goes all-hybrid

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The idea of minivans at the center of American suburban life is as obsolete as video-rental stores or answering machines.

2021 Toyota Sienna first drive: 36 mpg and design flair make the minivan relevant again

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If Toyota’s minivan goes hybrid and sips fuel at 36 miles per gallon, is the era of the “swagger wagon” over? Toyota went in strong with

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Electric Corvette, Chrysler minivan as EV, Subaru Solterra vs. Toyota BZ4X pricing: Today’s Car News

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And will the Chrysler minivan reemerge for the electric era? Subaru puts a price on its first electric car for the U.S. GM confirmed it’s working on an electric Chevy Corvette. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Forbidden Fruit: Toyota Esquire Hybrid Luxury Minivan

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Car enthusiasts often pine after vehicles sold in other markets, but this "forbidden" fruit rarely comes in the form of a minivan. The new Toyota Esquire is certainly not like any minivan sold in the U.S., MORE: Chrysler Confirms Plug-In Hybrid Minivan, Big SUV In 2016 And Later combining an upscale interior with a hybrid powertrain option.

Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

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All-New, All-Hybrid Family-Friendly Minivan. Toyota long ago made a commitment to hybrids, with the Prius being the most successful result of the company’s commitment to combining electricity and gasoline. The 2021 Sienna comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

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Toyota Combines ‘Autonomous’ with ‘Mobility-as-a-Service’ in Sienna Autono-MaaS

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The resulting vehicle is called the Toyota Sienna Autono-MaaS, or S-AM.

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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Toyota Sienna hybrid minivan, electrified Ram pickup, Fisker and Lordstown go public: The Week in Reverse

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Our first drive of the 2021 Toyota Sienna was by far our most popular piece of the week. How long ago were Detroit automakers thinking about climate change? Which electric truck played tug of war with the Ford F-150?

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Tech: 2022 Toyota Connected: Autono-MaaS and Cabin Awareness Concept

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Toyota demonstrated two key technologies—mobility services and passenger safety—to the media the first week of June at its U.S. Both of these are important in their separate ways, reinforced by Toyota North America president and CEO Tetsuo “Ted” Ogawa saying our concept is “Mobility for All.”.

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Report: Toyota To Launch Lithium-Ion Prius Minivan Hybrid In Early 2011

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The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce a new Prius minivan equipped with Li-ion batteries early next year—the first of a coming rollout of hybrids equipped with Li-ion packs. The new Prius minivan, slated for release in early 2011, will offer a spacious interior and improved fuel economy by taking advantage of the lithium ion battery’s compact size and light weight.

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Toyota Connected’s ‘Cabin Awareness’ concept uses new tech to detect occupants

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While Cabin Awareness is currently a concept, the feature is getting a real-world trial through Toyota’s partner May Mobility. Following all the early warnings, the owner may get a notification on their phone through the Toyota app as well as text messages.

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

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So here's the real deal on the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon/minivan: It will still arrive in U.S. That's the official word from Toyota Motor Sales, which There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. dealerships this fall.

36-mpg Toyota Sienna Hybrid is the basis for the highest-mileage wheelchair-accessible van

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BraunAbility on Tuesday unveiled a wheelchair-accessible conversion for the 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid minivan. The company, which specializes in these conversions, claims the Sienna is the first hybrid conversion widely available to disabled users.

Toyota and Lexus 800V EVs, F-150 Lightning home power backup cost, Stellantis electrifies in Canada: Today’s Car News

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Lexus and Toyota have plans involving big battery packs and 800-volt charging. The electric replacements for gas-swilling Dodge muscle cars and Chrysler minivans start to take form in factory revamps.

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2012 Toyota Prius Minivan: Better Images From Japan, Via Italy!

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Toyota announced a year ago that it would apply the Prius model name not only to the current five-door hatchback, but to other hybrid vehicles as well. The first of these will be a 2012 Toyota Prius minivan, variously called the Prius Alpha or Prius Verso, though we don't yet know exactly what model name it will carry in the U.S.

Road Test: 2022 Kia Carnival SX

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Goodbye To the Minivan. Kia is out of the minivan business and is shaking up things with the all-new 2022 Carnival. The Korean car company will remind you it is not a minivan but an MPV or Multi-Purpose Vehicle. So, how to change opinions and misconceptions about minivans?

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Chrysler electric minivan, Porsche 'defeat device': Today's Car News

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Today, we review the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, Chrysler reportedly plans to unveil a new electric car at CES, and Porsche may have used an illegal emissions-cheating "defeat device" in its gasoline cars Missed last week's news? Catch up with our Week in Reverse feature. Chrysler will reveal a new electric car at CES in January. Today in Car News

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First Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivans Delivered For Testing

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There's likely a huge market demand for higher-mileage minivans and wagons, but so far, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is the sole entry that gets more than 40 mpg in EPA testing. So the news that Chrysler delivered four plug-in hybrid versions of its Town & Country minivan to the city of Auburn Hills, Michigan, is tantalizing to families who want to

Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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If you are one of those “I will never drive a minivan” type of persons, please keep reading. When Clean Fleet Report first reviewed the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in 2017, it was the only electrified minivan on the market. Revisit “I will never drive a minivan.”

Toyota to introduce new Prius mini-van

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A new Toyota Prius mini-van could be on the streets as early as next year, according to reports in the Nikkei. The vehicle will be fitted with lithium-ion batteries and will be the first of a rollout of Toyota hybrids equipped with the packs. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota Hybrid cars hybrid vans Lithium-ion batteries Toyota Prius Hybrid Toyota Prius hybrid minivan Toyota Prius minivan lithium-ion

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Toyota investing $500M in Uber; two expand collaboration on automated vehicle technologies

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network. Separately, Toyota is investing $500 million in Uber. Uber and Toyota anticipate that mass-produced autonomous vehicles of the future will be owned and operated by mutually agreed upon third party autonomous fleet operators.

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Toyota Prius V, Wagon / Minivan

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At 50 miles per gallon, the 2011 Toyota Prius five-door hatchback is the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. But, says Toyota, its customers told the company they needed more room--for people, for stuff, for stretching out. So the quintessential Prius hybrid is becoming not just a vehicle but a family. Its first new member is the Prius V

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All-hybrid Toyotas, Lightyear One solar roof, cooler charging cables: Today?s Car News

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Toyota has introduced new versions of the Venza utility vehicle and Sienna minivan, and they’re hybrid exclusive this time. The Lightyear One is one step closer with a production deal for its solar roof.

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Detroit’s climate-science legacy, Lordstown stock, Toyota Sienna first drive: Today’s Car News

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And we drive Toyota’s hybrid minivan. Lordstown goes public. A new report underscores that Ford and GM knew about climate change a half-century ago. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Preview: Mazda to Show 2011 Mazda5 Minivan at Geneva Motor Show

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We've always been fond of the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 small minivan, which gets rave reviews for its sporty character and good roadholding. Because it's smaller than more conventional full-size minivans like the Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna, it has always sold in smaller numbers. But it's the enthusiast's minivan--and better on gas

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Plug-in minivan emissions, 2018 Camry Hybrid batteries, MPG plateaus: Today's Car News

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More proof that plugging in cuts carbon emissions, news on the batteries of the new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, and discouraging news on the calculated fuel economy of new vehicles sold last year: all this and more in today's car news on Green Car Reports.

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Worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 9 million units; Prius family accounts for 63%

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced that the cumulative figures for global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014 million units as of 30 April. As of the end of April 2016, Toyota is selling 33 hybrid electric passenger car models (HEVs) and one plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model in more than 90 countries and regions. Cumulative global sales of Toyota hybrids by model, including discontinued models. Data: Toyota.

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Toyota to introduce new hybrids

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Having enjoyed significant success with the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Motor Corporation is now lining up a new medium-sized hybrid saloon car for introduction later this year according to reports in Kyodo News. Meanwhile, Toyota is also reportedly planning to introduce a minivan hybrid as early as 2011 and will release a less pricy compact hybrid based on the Vitz around the same time.

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Toyota introduces hybrid Noah and Voxy

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Japanese carmaker Toyota has been leading the way for hybrid cars ever since introducing the Prius back in 1997: and now it is set to further its reputation with the launch of two completely redesigned minivans. Both the Noah minivan (pictured) and the Voxy minivan will be launched on Valentine''s D[.]. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Toyota

Toyota to expand diesel engine production capacity in Thailand

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Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) engine production subsidiary in Thailand, Siam Toyota Manufacturing Co., The series consists of three pickup trucks, a minivan and an SUV. STM), will from 2015, expand the production capacity of diesel engines used in Innovative International Multi-purpose Vehicle Project (IMV) series vehicles to meet increasing demand in emerging markets.

Toyota to increase production capacity in Indonesia

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC) vehicle production subsidiary in Indonesia, plans to increase the annual production capacity of TMMIN’s Karawang Plant from 100,000 vehicles to 140,000 vehicles by early 2013. Toyota began import and sales activities in Indonesia in 1971, marking 40 years of. International Multi-purpose Vehicle) Project, production of the “Kijang Innova” minivan.

2012 Toyota Prius V

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The 2012 Toyota Prius V would appear to be what fuel-efficient drivers have been craving for many years: a Prius with more interior space for people and stuff, something like a station wagon or a minivan with a hybrid powertrain. Finally, Toyota has delivered.

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Toyota to increase Highlander output, including hybrid and exports, in Indiana

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Toyota will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2013 at the company’s Princeton, Ind. The project is expected to create approximately 400 new jobs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc. Toyota builds Highlander in China for that market only. TMMI currently employs 4,800 and builds the Highlander, Sequoia full-size SUV and Sienna minivan.

Toyota introduces generator for Japanese hybrid cars

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Following the devastating effects of the March earthquake and Tsunami in eastern Japan, Toyota will introduce a 1.5kW power supply option for the Japanese version of the Toyota Prius. The decision to introduce the generator followed feedback from Toyota Estima hybrid car owners, a minivan produced exclusively for the Japanese market, who used the vehicle’s [.].

Aurora releases Aurora Driver Beta 2.0

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This release powers Aurora’s next-generation truck fleet and its recently unveiled Toyota Sienna test fleet. is the first product release that is powering Aurora’s trucking fleet and its ride-hailing Toyota Sienna fleet. Aurora Innovation has launched Aurora Driver Beta 2.0,

Report: Toyota to Introduce New Medium-Sized Hybrid, the SAI

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Kyodo News reports that Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota is also planning to release a less pricey compact hybrid based on the Vitz, and a minivan type hybrid as early as in 2011. will introduce within this year a new medium-sized hybrid sedan, the SAI. The SAI reportedly will have the same basic structure as the recently introduced Lexus HS 250h, but with different exterior and interior designs. The SAI price is expected to fall between that of the Prius and the HS 250h.

Toyota to offer onboard generator option for hybrids sold in Japan

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Drawing on experience gained in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of eastern Japan, Toyota will introduce a 1.5kW power supply option for the Japan-market Prius within about half a year, and will expand the option to other hybrids in the near future. The Estima is a minivan that Toyota currently produces exclusively for its domestic market.

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids top 3M units

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Annual Toyota hybrid sales. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 3-million mark, with more than 3.03 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. Data; TMC. Click to enlarge.

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2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon: First Drive Review

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Toyota executives will go to extraordinary, absurd lengths to avoid defining the body style of the new 2012 Toyota Prius V. Bob Carter, brand sales chief for Toyota Motors in the U.S., Presented with a list of alternatives--sedan, hatchback, minivan, station wagon, sport utility vehicle?--he first responded with confusion over the question. he said

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S. Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago.

2013 Toyota Sienna To Drop Four-Cylinder Model

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With the 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan however, it's no big deal losing the unpopular 2.7-liter four-cylinder, as the 3.5-liter V-6 already made the same 21 mpg Normally, a manufacturer announcing that it will drop a four cylinder model in favor of a six-cylinder variant would lead to wailing and gnashing of teeth, to those of a green disposition.

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Toyota to Unveil New Compact Car Concept for India at New Delhi Show

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Toyota Motor’s production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. Other vehicles on display are to include the redesigned Prado and Fortuner SUVs and the India-market-leading Innova minivan. The TKM display will also present Toyota’s approach toward developing modes of transportation for the future by showing the i-REAL personal mobility vehicle, the Fine-S fuel-cell hybrid vehicle and other concept vehicles.

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Expanding the Prius Lineup: Minivan, Compact Hatch, or Coupe?

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Toyota, on the other hand, sells more than twice that number of hybrids here each year, making it by far the largest manufacturer of electric-drive While the all-electric cars being launched as 2011 models--the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Coda Sedan--get lots of attention, their total U.S. sales won't break 100,000 in their first year.