LAGUNA BEACH, CA – As Toyota Motor Corp. moves forward with plans to hybridize most of its cars and utility vehicles, the auto maker pledges not to forget about the humble Prius as the industry’s ambassador for hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) technology. “The Prius will improve in every way because it needs to,” Dave Hermance, executive engineer, environmental engineering-Toyota Technical Center, says here of the next-generation Prius, due later this decade. Now in its third generation ...

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