DETROIT – One of the 19 new or updated vehicles Toyota plans to launch this year in the U.S. will be a hybrid-electric vehicle that “will make waves” in the industry, promises Bob Carter, Toyota Div. group vice president and general manager, who declines to reveal specific details. The new HEV will have “more room than a BMW X5, be faster than a (Volkswagen) TDI and have higher mpg than a Fiat 500,” with “lavish features rarely found in near-luxury ...

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