The Toyota Prius: Canada’s Greenest Car of the Year

By: Hilltop Toyota   |   29 May 2017
2017 Toyota Prius

Spring in Salmon Arm, B.C brings a whole lot of green to the area.


A known tourist town, the beaches, forests, and mountains get a lot of attention during the warmer months, with plenty of flora and fauna to see.


So it only makes sense that this green trend should apply to the road, as well. Toyota’s hybrid vehicles are gaining notoriety in Canada, and this year, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada dubbed the 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid as the Canadian Green Car of the Year.


A leader of the hybrid vehicle movement, Toyota continues to impress with the continuous development of hybrid and hydrogen cell innovation. Since the release of their very first hybrid vehicle back in 1997, Toyota has sold more than 10,000,000 hybrid cars and SUVs in more than 80 countries worldwide.


So, what makes the 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid so captivating?


New TNGA Architecture is the First of its Kind

One of the biggest challenges hybrid vehicle-makers like Toyota face is the misconception that to drive a hybrid, you need to say goodbye to high speeds and impressive performance. Part of the reason as to why the 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid was chosen as the Canadian Green Car of the Year is the fact that it’s one of the company’s first models to be built using the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Environmental performance, driver safety, and overall design are enhanced through this integrated approach. TNGA contributes to a far more superior aerodynamic profile. Mixed with the hybrid powertrain, the end result is fewer emissions and boosted fuel efficiency.


More Fuel, Less Sacrifice


The new 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid offers drivers an entirely different approach to eco-conscious driving. For starters, there are three available drive modes--Normal, Power and ECO, plus Electric Vehicle mode for short distances--that let you optimize your experience and route. Operating on Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive, the new Prius uses a 1.8L four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine, continuously variable transmission, powerful electric motor, newly designed power storage batteries and powertrain management systems. Working in sync, the result is 121 net system horsepower and an impressive fuel efficiency of just 4.5L /100 km city/highway combined, making this the most efficient Prius yet.

Are you ready to go green? The all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Hybrid is the best car you’ll drive this spring, and it’s here at Hilltop Toyota! Book a test drive in the new Prius, and remember to check out our current promotions on new Toyota vehicles. Need more information? Give us a call today at 1-(844) 988-4231 or contact us online.


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