When the Prius was born at the dawn of the 21st century, it combined the power of an engine and a motor in the world’s first mass production hybrid car. Much more than delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, it shaped a revolution in various ways including advanced design and powerful driving performance, and received great acclaim around the world. The Prius anticipated and answered the needs of an environment-conscience world, shaping a new direction for what is possible, and setting the benchmarks for cars of the future.
Specifications: 1.8-litre (2ZR-FXE) engine | 1,798 cc | 4-cyl. in-line Twin Cam 16-valve DOHC with VVT-i | Electrically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission | 2,700 mm wheelbase | 1,385 kg kerb weight | 136 PS combined power | 142 Nm torque | Sealed Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) battery type | 7 SRS Airbags | Vehicle stability control | ABS, Brake Assist | Traction Control | Electronic Brake Force Distribution