By Nauman Farooq
There is no doubt, that the Toyota Prius is the most successful hybrid on the market. Itʼs impressive fuel-economy and practicality has made it ʽtheʼ choice vehicle for everyone looking to go green, even Hollywood celebrities.
Toyota has now unveiled the third-generation Prius, which can be seen for the first time in Canada at the 2009 Toronto International Auto Show.
The 2010 Prius promises to be even more efficient than the outgoing model. Toyota says, the new Prius will achieve 3.8-liters/100km on a combined cycle, which will easily make it the most fuel-efficient car in the Canadian market, even better than other competitors diesel offerings. The new Prius achieves this with the help of its new EV-Drive mode, which allows this car to travel on strictly electric power for about 2 km, if conditions permit.
Another reason for its impressive fuel-economy is its improved aerodynamics, which has a drag co-efficient of just 0.25, lowest of any current production car.
The new Prius goes on sale in Canada later this year.