Bloomberg reports that because of shifting tariff regulations, and thanks to cheaper import taxes, foreign brands have seen a market share jump from 28 percent to 41 percent over the last two years.This means, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have all capitalized on the shift leaving domestic producers ...
Consumer Reports has panned the 2012 Toyota Prius C in a new video review that urges car shoppers to get a used regular Prius over the new baby model.
Consumer Reports is saying that the problems Toyota ran into in creating the Prius C appear to be making it cheaper. In the video review it used words like "lackluster", "hard plastic", "cheap materials", "dead steering" and "slow".
However, the bad news from Consumer Reports hasn't hurt Prius C sales, which began in April. During its first month, Toyota sold 4,782 Prius C models, outpacing the other Prius variant, the family-minded Prius V, as well as the subcompact Yaris, which donates its platform for the Prius C. Check out the video after the jump.