Automotive News and Trends
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Toyota's Blue Hybrid Badges Are Dying, and This Is What's Replacing Them
The 2025 Camry isn’t sporting Toyota’s blue “halo” badge. Here’s why.
We’re fresh off the 2025 Toyota Camry’s debut and we covered the car from all angles inside and out. In the process we noticed something peculiar; despite all new Camry’s having hybrid powertrains, it’s missing Toyota’s trademark blue hybrid badge. The Toyota Crown Signia doesn’t have the blue badge either. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, hoever, we saw that Toyota’s other hybrids still have the badge. Mysterious, is it not? What makes the Camry and the Crown different?
Since 2009 with the third generation Prius, every Toyota hybrid sported a variant of its cirular logo with a blue “halo” within in the oval to denote its electrified powertrain. We wanted to know why things are changing now with the launch of the 2025 Toyota Camry and Toyota Crown Signia, so we spoke with a Toyota representative at their LA Auto Show booth to get to the bottom of it. It turns out that the answer is less mysterious than the clues. (Read more at Motortrend.com)
Honda, Acura Recalling 250,000 Vehicles over Engine Stall Risk
About a quarter of a million 2016–2019 models are under recall for a connecting rod defect that can cause the engine to stall or not start, including the Pilot, Odyssey, Ridgeline, and Acura TLX and MDX. (Read more at CarandDriver.com)
Ford Motor Co., Stellantis lays off workers, says dismissals are 'direct result' of UAW strikes
Over 2,000 Ford workers have been laid off since the strikes began. Following the expanded United Auto Workers (UAW) strikes, Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis announced Thursday that they are laying off additional workers from two plants as a “direct result” of the ongoing strikes. (Read more at FoxBusiness.com)