24 May '11, 8pm

Report: Toyota considering 7-seat Prius minivan (?) for U.S.

Report: Toyota considering 7-seat Prius minivan (?) for U.S.

A "Hybridized" Sienna would be too big. Really something akin to the Mazda 5 or Ford Grand C-Max would be great. For me, the back row would not be used regularly. There is only occasional need to carry more than five people and when I need to carry that many people I almost never have to take that much cargo along. Its usually for taking the family out to a restaurant or family function where it is a pain to take two cars. The Mazda 5 would be perfect but the 2.5 litre 4 under the hood is too big and Mazda does not seem to care about hybrid propulsion or alternative power-trains of any sort (beyond their niche rotary engines if they even still make those). Ford talks about bringing a the Grand C-Max to North America, but the 7 passenger version won't get the hybrid power-trains. Still, if they offer it with the 1.6L turbo 4, it is worthy of consideration. VW could pull out...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/05/24/report-toyota-consid...

Tweets

Toyota says Prius V won't attract current Prius...

green.autoblog.com 24 May '11, 5pm

Here is why there are no American electric cars that anyone can afford. DOE staff, along a with a few elected and appointe...

First Drive: 2012 Toyota Prius V

First Drive: 2012 Toyota Prius V

green.autoblog.com 23 May '11, 4pm

'Toyota is seriously studying the possibility of bringing to the American market a hybrid vehicle containing three rows of...

Toyota Prius, including Prius V, getting back o...

hybridcarblog.com 24 May '11, 5pm

Toyota Prius, including Prius V, getting back on track Toyota Prius V coming in October Toyota Prius supply issues quickly...

Less Than Half Of U.S. Shoppers Want EVs To Take Over: Discuss

Less Than Half Of U.S. Shoppers Want EVs To Tak...

greencarreports.com 24 May '11, 2pm

Accenture 2011 survey, 'Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Changing Perceptions, Hedging Bets' Enlarge Photo If you plan to shop f...

7 Fattiest Sandwiches in the U.S.: By Cassandra Evanas, DivineCaroline These days, many of us have less money to...

7 Fattiest Sandwiches in the U.S.: By Cassandra...

care2.com 26 May '11, 12am

These days, many of us have less money to spend on the necessities of life, like food. This means that when we eat out, wh...

Report: Toyota Prius Alpha orders soar to 25,00...

green.autoblog.com 16 May '11, 10pm

set a monthly sales targets of 3,000 units for the Prius Alpha . However, the automaker has reportedly logged more than 25...

Mazda RX-9 to borrow hybrid tech from Toyota

Mazda RX-9 to borrow hybrid tech from Toyota

green.autoblog.com 24 May '11, 10pm

"a hybrid powertrain may very well cure what has forever ailed the rotary engine: low torque (electric motors make gobs of...

Could you live without AC this summer? A group of us are going to try. Join us!

Could you live without AC this summer? A group ...

mnn.com 28 May '11, 3pm

Set your thermostat to 78 . Go higher, if the humidity is low enough and you feel comfortable. Turning a thermostat down t...

The evolution of the Toyota Prius. The Green Piece

The evolution of the Toyota Prius. The Green Piece

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 17 May '11, 7am

Tuesday 16 May 2011. The Green Piece Column. It has been the market-leading hybrid car since its inception back in 1997, a...

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon: First Drive Review

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon: First Drive ...

greencarreports.com 23 May '11, 4pm

@JKD: I will probably sound like a broken record to Briggs (and a not particularly harmonious one), but that huge impact o...

2011 Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

2011 Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

greencarreports.com 27 May '11, 9pm

2011 Toyota Prius Enlarge Photo The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid gets the best gas mileage rating of any car for sale in the U...

Toyota offers free badge of honor to Prius owners

Toyota offers free badge of honor to Prius owners

green.autoblog.com 18 May '11, 10pm

To commemorate the epic milestone of one million Prius hybrids sold in the United States , Toyota is literally giving away...

7 new books showcase @OnEarthMag stellar roster...

onearth.org 29 May '11, 3pm

Triptychs have been around since the Middle Ages. To amplify the meaning of the Crucifixion, for example, painters might f...

Department of Energy launches US DRIVE: The US ...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 21 May '11, 11pm

The US Department of Energy has announced the US DRIVE co-operative partnership, which aims to accelerate the development ...

Toyota Launches Prius Alpha 7-Seater in Japan : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Toyota Launches Prius Alpha 7-Seater in Japan :...

treehugger.com 17 May '11, 4pm

Toyota had a monthly target of 3,000 Prius Alpha per month, but orders have already reached 25,000, showing how much pent ...