Toyota Prius 2013 – Toyota Prius is a full hybrid electric mid-size hatchback before, a compact sedan developed and created by Toyota Motor Corporation. EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) rate the cleanest smog forming emissions of vehicles sold in the United States as the Toyota Prius. Toyota Prius was first sold in Japan in 1997, and four Toyota dealerships can be found in Japan, so this is the first mass produced hybrid vehicle. It then worldwide in 2000. Prius nearly 80 countries and regions, its largest market, with sales in Japan and the United States. In May 2008, global cumulative Prius sales, milestone 1 million vehicle mark, 2 million milestone reached in September 2010, and as of October 2012, 2.8 million total Prii sold worldwide. 1 million Prii achieved cumulative sales in the U.S. in early April 2011, and in Japan on August 1 million mark was reached in 2011. Launched in 2009, the third-generation Prius over 1 million units sold worldwide by September 2011.
In 2011, Toyota Prius family to include a small hatchback Prius v, an extended hatchback wagon and the Prius c, has expanded. The production version of the Prius plug-in hybrid -2012 was released. Prius family of October 2012, the cumulative sales reached 3.3 million units, Toyota Motor Company and Toyota Lexus 4.6 million units sold worldwide hybrid sales of 71.5% since 1997.
The first generation Toyota Prius (1997-2003)
In 1995, Tokyo Motor Show Toyota debuted a hybrid concept car following a test one year later. Prius models sold in the first NHW10 December 10, 1997 were. It was only available in Japan, privately at least the UK, Australia and New Zealand is imported, though. The first-generation Prius, launched the world’s first mass-produced gasoline – electric hybrid car. California designer NHW10 Prius styling, competitive designs from other Toyota design studio originated choose from.
The second generation Toyota Prius (2003-2009)
2003 Prius is a mid-size liftback, sized between the Corolla and Camry, mechanical and interior space for rear-seat legroom and luggage room to increase significantly as the distribution of the re-design. The new Prius is even more environmentally friendly models, and between 6 inches longer than the previous version. Leadership development effort, led by chief engineer Shigeyuki Hori, for 530 patents to his car.
The third generation Toyota Prius (2009-present)’s
The new Toyota Prius for January 2009 North American International Auto Show debut, and sales in Japan on May 18, 2009 is. Toyota Prius price cut from ¥ 2,331 million to ¥ 2.050.000 better Honda Insight, the Prius sales increase in cost of sales of other vehicles with higher margins can be achieved, the challenge increases as a surprise. Competition from the Honda Insight hybrid is cheaper, it is also difficult for the success of the Toyota Prius’s pumjite to. This figure by the motor that 17 “tires, 0.30 to be closer to GM to test based on the model with the quality, Ford and Chrysler wind tunnels were controversial. Higher at a lower rear fin helps to set the car does not speed.
Toyota Prius Safety
IIHS side-impact safety ratings for the 2010 Toyota Prius Cage as good, acceptable rate. In EuroNCAP testing, Prius is one of five for adult protection and occupants, 82 percent for child occupant, 68 percent for Pedestrians, and 86 percent support for the security of the big five graded out 88 percent of the overall ratings.