NEW YORK – Toyota Motor Corp.’s Kyushu, Japan, plant is scheduled to start production of the ’08 Highlander Hybrid cross/utility vehicle later next month. Brian Smith, corporate manager of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A, Inc.’s truck operations, says the hybrid-electric vehicle will go on sale in the U.S. in late September. The new HEV model will offer two trim levels and feature an EV mode that enables it to run solely on its electric battery for a limited range of about 5 miles (8 km). The ...

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