Toyota Prius : 2005

Toyota Prius is the first hybrid vehicle to Receive the Coveted Golden Calipers Award.
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The forward-thinking 2005 gas/electric Prius with Hybrid Synergy Drive? offers amazing fuel economy, an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) rating and cutting-edge available features like Bluetooth TM technology - all with the performance of a conventional car. Plus, you never need to plug-in for recharging. What more could you ask for? How about a federal tax deduction for new Prius buyers?

Mileage Estimates 60/51/55 (mpg city/highway/combined)

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Motor Trend magazine, the world's #1 automotive authority and part of the Primedia Consumer Automotive Group, today announced the selection of the Toyota Prius as the 2004 Car of the Year.

Now in its 55th year, the title of Motor Trend Car of the Year is the most coveted and most recognized award in the automotive industry.

"We realize the selection of a hybrid vehicle is going to stir controversy, but we believe the performance, engineering advancements, and overall significance of the Toyota Prius merits the distinction of Motor Trend's Car of the Year," said Kevin Smith, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend. "The Prius is a capable, comfortable, fun-to-drive car that just happens to get spectacular fuel economy. It also provides a promising look at a future where extreme fuel-efficiency, ultra-low emissions, and exceptional performance will happily coexist. That makes it meaningful to a wide range of car buyers."

After weeks of exhaustive testing, Motor Trend editors found the Toyota Prius to be a user-friendly gas/electric hybrid capable of delivering an impressive 60 miles per gallon in city driving. It is the first of such vehicles to move into the automotive mainstream, with performance, style and quality. Spacious enough to be classified as a midsize sedan, the Prius' futuristic bodywork, innovative Hybrid Synergy Drive, pleasing interior and five-door hatchback design, clearly placed it above the competition.

"We're thrilled Motor Trend magazine has chosen the Toyota Prius as the 2004 Car of the Year," said Don Esmond, senior vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. "This may be the first hybrid vehicle to win the award, but it won't be the last. The Hybrid Synergy Drive in the Prius is cutting-edge technology and we applaud the editors of Motor Trend for recognizing its significance in the evolution of the automobile."

This year, the editorial staff of Motor Trend conducted testing on 26 new vehicles, from sports cars to minivans, searching for the automobile that best represented exceptional value, superiority in its class, and the most significant development on the new-car scene for 2004. All truly new or substantially revised cars were considered with the condition that they be available for public sale by January 1, 2004.

For the 2004 Car of the Year competition, the following models were included: Acura TL, Acura TSX, Audi A8 L, BMW 5 Series, BMW Z4, Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet Malibu and Maxx, Chevrolet Aveo, Chrysler Crossfire, Ford Freestar, Jaguar XJ8/XJR, Mazda RX-8, Mitsubishi Galant, Mitsubishi Lancer/Ralliart/Evolution, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Quest, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac GTO, Scion xA, Scion xB, Subaru Impreza/WRX/STi, Suzuki Verona, Toyota Camry Solara, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sienna, and the Volkswagen Phaeton.

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Toyota CSS Hybrid : 2003   CS&S combines sportiness and eco-friendliness in an unique intelligent package.
Toyota Fine-N : 2005   
Toyota FT-HS : 2007   Hybrid Sports Concept.
Toyota A-BAT : 2008   
Toyota FJ Cruiser : 2007   They did it! It will reach Toyota dealerships in early 2006.
Toyota i-Unit : 2005   
Toyota MTRC : 2004   (Motor Triathlon Race Car)
Toyota RLV : 2006   Toyota's RLV (Renewable Lifestyle Vehicle). Designer: Kevin J. Chun.
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Toyota PM : 2003   (Personal Mobility) Concept
Toyota Yaris Club : 2007   By Five Axis Design at the 2007 SEMA Show.
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Toyota Updates Progress On Environmental Goals   
Toyota Announces Safety Connect™   Available on Select Models in 2009.
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Toyota Prius : 2010   All-New Third Generation.
Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall of Certain Prius Vehicles   
Toyota Prius V : 2012   “V” stands for “versatility”.
Toyota Prius PLUS : 2011   Toyota Offers All New PLUS Performance Package.
Toyota recalls the Prius   Certain 2004 to 2009 Models.
Toyota recalls the 2010 through 2014 Prius   
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