Toyota says 2015 Prius hybrid will be lighter, more economical

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By Ben Klayman DETROIT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp, which introduced most consumers to hybrid technologies with its Prius more than 15 years ago, said on Wednesday that the next generation of that popular series will offer improved fuel economy due to smaller, lighter critical parts that cost less. The next Prius, which is expected in 2015, will include improved batteries and smaller, more powerful electric motors, and will be built on the company's ...

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