The Prius put Toyota on the map as green car hero No. 1 when the hybrid arrived in 1997. But with the fifth-generation redesign just around the corner, the Prius' hybrid drivetrain faces a test for relevance.
Toyota boss Akio Toyoda had a big hand in testing and vetting his new namesake GR Corolla hot hatch, which will be go on sale this winter in Japan and be available on U.S. dealer lots next year as a 2023 model.
The Corolla Cross H2 Concept is just one of many advancements in hydrogen combustion that Toyota rolled out at Fuji Speedway. Toyota is about 40 percent of the way toward commercializing its hydrogen combustion technology, a top executive says.