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Autocar tries to lay out Toyota's future Prius hybrid path, new models coming spring of 2011?


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Autocar tries to lay out Toyota's future Prius hybrid path, new models coming spring of 2011?

According to a report from Autocar, Toyota will launch its next couple of hybrid vehicles under the Prius banner in the spring of 2011. The two new bodystyles will include a Prius-based wagon and an MPV, or minivan. After that, the Japanese automaker will reportedly turn its attention to a sporty coupe model that would theoretically go up against the new Honda CR-Z.

Expect that coupe to have a similar look and feel to the FT-CH concept that was shown at the Detroit Auto Show. Finally, Toyota is said to be developing a hybrid powertrain for its RAV4 compact SUV. None of this news should come as a surprise, considering Toyota's stated goal of hybridizing its entire model line and the revelation in Detroit that future hybrids would likely fall under a Prius sub-family within Toyota.

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http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/03/autocar-tries-to-lay-out-toyotas-future-prius-hybrid-pat/

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