The Toyota Prius, which has a stellar reputation for supreme efficiency, is a modern automotive icon.
Mention the term “hybrid” and chances are people will think of the Toyota Prius.
As the world’s first massproduced petrol-electric hybrid, the Prius is an established name in the automotive world. By bringing hybrid technology to the forefront, the Prius cemented its reputation for outstanding efficiency and ground-breaking technology.
Key to the Toyota Prius’ success is its Hybrid Synergy Drive system, which combines a highly efficient petrol engine with a powerful electric motor. These work in tandem to deliver class-leading fuel efficiency and low emissions, making the Prius the car that will meet the needs of our increasingly environmentally conscious world.
At lower speeds, the Prius emits zero emissions when it is solely driven by the electric. When extra power is needed, the petrol engine starts up to assist, and in the new Prius, this transition is handled even more seamlessly. With its petrol-electric powertrain, the Prius averages a very impressive 27km per litre and CO2 emissions of 87g/km, which qualifies it for a $30,000 CEVS rebate.
The Prius has been engineered to ensure the creamiest motoring experience. Everything from the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to the suspension set up, featuring double wishbones at the rear, has been designed to offer a truly comfortable drive, with minimal disturbance to occupants.
The Prius has built its reputation as the standard bearer of hybrids because it delivers on its claims of superior efficiency and comfort. It’s no surprise, then, that when you talk about hybrids, the Prius is always the model that instantly comes to mind. And it looks set to stay that way for the considerable future.