Toyota Prius Prime Named the World Green Car for 2017


It’s April, which means that it’s also Earth Month. That means that this month, Toyota proudly celebrates the Toyota Prius Prime, which was declared the World Green Car for 2017 at this year’s New York International Auto Show!

The Prius Prime was chosen among a list of twelve all new vehicles that debuted from all over the world.  The categories that were taken into consideration for this award were fuel consumption, tailpipe emissions, and use of a major advanced power plant technology (beyond engine componentry) that is aimed specifically at increasing the vehicle’s environmental responsibility. The vehicles in all award categories are selected and voted on by a panel of international jury that was comprised of 75 top-level automotive journalists from 23 different countries from all around the world.

Toyota is no stranger to the World Car Awards program. Last year, the Toyota Mirai took the exact same title. In addition, the Toyota Prius earned a “Top Three in the World” spot back in 2010 for the World Green Car and overall World Car of the Year. Other Toyota wins in these awards go to the Toyota GT86, which was a “Top Three in the World” finalist back in 2013, the Toyota iQ which was also a “Top Three in the World” finalist in 2009, and finally the Toyota Harrier Hybrid for 2006 World Green Car.

According to Group Vice President and General Manager of the Toyota division Jack Hollis, "It is a great honor to see the Prius Prime named World Green Car. For global automakers like Toyota, this award is a testament to our focus on developing products that both stir the emotions and meet the mobility needs of our customers in all corners of the world."

For more information about the Toyota Prius Prime, make sure to contact Toyota of Greenville today! 

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