The Toyota Prius is Toyota’s flagship hybrid vehicle brand. In 1997, the Toyota Prius was the first mass-produced hybrid car to utilize a hybrid drivetrain. The vehicle has become politically symbolic of conservation efforts against greenhouse gas emissions while reaching a global market in 2000. The growing popularity of the Toyota Prius and similar hybrid vehicles led to many governments offering incentive programs intended to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly vehicles. Consumers also appreciate the Toyota Prius for its low operational costs.
The Toyota Prius experience
Once produced as a four-door sedan, the Toyota Prius has only been available as a five-door hatchback since 2003. This compact car boasts a hybrid drivetrain combining a 1.8-litre internal combustion engine with an electric motor. The combination allows operators to cruise on the electric motor at slow speeds. At the same time, the engine can provide solid bursts of acceleration. The standard automatic gearbox helps to blend the mixed drivetrain for seamless drives around town, and seating for five makes it a great family vehicle to compete with popular SUV models.
Options for the Toyota Prius
Finding new or used Toyota Prius for sale is easy since Toyota has sold over six million units since 2017. In addition, the Prius family currently includes a few select variations such as the Toyota Prius v, an extended hatchback design, and the Toyota Prius c, their leading best-seller with a lower list price than previous editions. For a bump up in price, a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid or Toyota Prius Prime provides further range with an electric motor.
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