Five Toyotas on Top Safety Pick List

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced its Top Safety Pick awards for 2011 and five of Toyota’s vehicles made the list.

The Toyota Avalon was named on the large car list and the Corolla appeared on the small car list. There was only one vehicle on the minivan list and that was the Toyota Sienna. Finally, on the midsize SUV list was both the Toyota Venza and Toyota Highlander.

The awards recognize vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, rollover and rear crashes.  To be considered, vehicles also have to have available electronic stability control, a crash avoidance feature that significantly reduces the risk of accidents.

Posted by toyota on Dec 31 2010 in Toyota News

Toyota to Reveal Prius Family at North American International Auto Show

Toyota announced that it will reveal its newest offering, the Prius Family, during a press conference on January 10 during the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Models expected to debut include the Prius Family and Prius concept car along with the latest Prius and Prius Plug-in.

A Prius Family Sneak Peak video featuring X Games champion skateboarder Bob Burnquist reveals very little about the new Prius Family other than it contains 50 percent more cargo room than previous versions without giving up any of its eco-friendly features.

Toyota first announced it would develop the Prius Family last January and the big reveal has been much anticipated. Not much is known about the Prius Family, other than that it is bigger, but it is likely to be another popular offering by Toyota. Stay tuned.

Posted by toyota on Dec 21 2010 in Green Vehicles