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Not All Hybrids Created Equal

July 05, 2009
When gas prices hit an all-time high during the spring/summer of 2008, the popularity of – and chatter about – hybrid vehicles soared. “Hybrid” became the buzz word as Americans looked for ways to cut costs while also being environmentally friendly.... more

Toyota Announces Equipment Safety Recall on Select Vehicles

April 27, 2009
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. will launch an Equipment Safety Recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) involving approximately 39,100 Toyota Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip retention Clamps. This optional accessory was designed specifically for 2008 model year Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles sold in the United States.... more

Toyota, Lexus Hybrids Top 1 Million Sales in U.S.

March 11, 2009
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., announced today that total combined Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicle sales in the U.S. have topped the one million mark.... more

Toyota Announces Prices For 2009 Highlander

December 05, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2009 Highlander Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) equipped with an all-new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine.... more

Coming Soon: All-New Four Cylinder Engine For 2009 Toyota Highlander

November 04, 2008
When it arrives at dealerships in mid-to-late January, Toyota's new 2.7-liter inline four-cylinder engine will help make the Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) one of the best in its segment in the areas of fuel economy, low emissions, performance, and value.... more

Toyota Announces Zero-Percent Offer

October 03, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced a zero-percent interest rate offer on 11 Toyota models for qualified buyers.... more

How Hybrid Vehicles Work Gas And Electric Combine For Incredible Mileage

September 11, 2008
Mention “hybrid” to people not familiar with current trends in automotive technology and the first thoughts that come to mind might be of some sort of genetically engineered corn that yields more bushels per acre. But in vehicular terms, hybrid refers to a powertrain that combines two different methods of propulsion, each augmenting the other in a way that enhances the strengths and minimizes the shortcomings of each.... more

Hybrid Synergy Drive System Operation

September 11, 2008

Toyota And Lexus Expand Driving Fun And Security With New Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System

September 11, 2008
In 2005, the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid opened a window to the future of advanced handling and stability technology with its introduction of the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system (VDIM). Through the intelligent use of the latest technology, VDIM helps to improve handling and driving pleasure, in some of the most challenging conditions. VDIM is standard equipment on most Lexus models and the Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Toyota Highlander Hybrid.... more

Vehicle Stability Control Expands Throughout The Toyota Lineup

September 11, 2008

2009 Highlander Hybrid Product Information

September 11, 2008

2009 Highlander Product Information

September 11, 2008

New-Generation Toyota Highlander Gets New Four-Cylinder Model For 2009

September 10, 2008
Toyota introduced the all-new second-generation Highlander sports utility vehicle (SUV) for 2008 and is adding an additional model with a new four-cylinder engine for 2009.... more

Highlander to Feature All-New Four-Cylinder Engine

August 14, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced today that the 2009 Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) will offer an all-new, powerful yet fuel-efficient 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine.... more

Toyota And Scion Announce Prices On Select 2009 Models

July 25, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced new manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for 13 select 2009 Toyota and Scion vehicles. The overall average MSRP for the 13 models increases by $181, or 0.81 percent.... more

Toyota to build Prius in U.S.

July 10, 2008
Toyota is responding to changes in consumer demand and improving the production efficiency and stability of its North American operations by adjusting production mix at three plants.... more

Toyota Announces Mid-Year Pricing on Certain Toyota and Lexus Vehicles

May 02, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced new manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles, effective mid- to late May 2008.... more

2008 Highlander Hybrid Product Information

April 14, 2008

2008 Highlander Product Information

April 14, 2008

Highlander Hybrid Synergy Drive System Operation

October 01, 2007
Hybrid Synergy Drive system operation for the Highlander Hybrid.... more

How Hybrid Vehicles Work: Gas And Electric Combine For Incredible Mileage

October 01, 2007
Mention "hybrid" to people not familiar with current trends in automotive technology and the first thoughts that come to mind might well be of some sort of genetically engineered corn that yields more bushels per acre.... more

Toyota Announces Prices For 2008 Highlander Hybrid

August 20, 2007
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid.... more

2008 Toyota Highlander, Highlander Hybrid Raise Bar in Mid-Size SUV Segment

June 25, 2007
When the original Toyota Highlander launched in 2001 it joined the RAV4 and Lexus RX 300 in ushering in the car-based sport utility vehicle.... more

Toyota Announces Prices For All-New 2008 Highlander

June 20, 2007
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new Highlander mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV).... more

TMC Surpasses 1 Million Global Hybrid Sales

June 07, 2007
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced the one-millionth hybrid sale today by parent company, Toyota Motor Corporation. Of the one million hybrid sales worldwide, more than half have been sold in the United States -- 541,210 units from 2000 through April 2007.... more

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