Toyota has revealed that its 2016 Prius can be optioned with a tow package to haul just under 1,600 pounds. The hitch can be easily attached and removed, and doesn't change the car's rear bumper design.
Toyota has recalled 625,000 of their hybrid vehicles because "in limited instances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power, bringing the vehicle to stop."
Toyota will be handing out Prius Plug-ins to several charity organizations over the next few months. Each team will be working to achieve the highest possible fuel economy scores. The winning team will receive a $2,500 donation from Toyota.
Unsure of laws surrounding limited production cars, Volkswagen ponders shipping a few of the 261mpg XL1s to the U.S. Would anyone want to buy a hyper-mileage car that they couldn’t drive on public roads?
A design flaw in the steering column of the second-generation Prius has lead Toyota to recall all 670,000 of them. An unrelated water pump problem could also become an issue for about half of these cars.