Automotive News

Toyota pulling the plug on plug-in Prius?

May 4, 2015—Toyota Motor says it will cease production of the Prius Plug-In in June 2015. Although it says it’s working on the next generation of the car, Toyota provided no details about a release date.

Cadillac announces plug-in hybrid for new CT6

April 20, 2015—That didn’t take long. Less than 3 weeks after unveiling the Cadillac CT6, General Motors announced that the new sedan also would come in a plug-in hybrid version.

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Related Department Briefs

Rate increases vary by ZIP code

In January 2015, CarInsurance.com, which is an automobile insurance data company, published a report on the most expensive and least expensive ZIP codes for automobile insurance.

A new Porsche down the road?

With the assistance of parent company Volkswagen, Porsche expects to introduce an electric vehicle in early 2019, reports Car magazine.

Verizon Vehicle vs. OnStar

At the North American International Auto Show in January 2015, Verizon announced a subscription-based telematics network service that’s called Verizon Vehicle. One expert isn’t convinced that it’s worth the $15-per-month subscription.

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Automotive Recalls

Toyota cites air bag in vehicle recall

May 15, 2015—Toyota Motor recalled 2005–2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Sequoia and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005–2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that originally were sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, as well as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

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