The Toyota Prius, the car that started it all. The first Toyota Prius went on sale in 1997, since that time they have become the top-selling hybrid car in the world! The Prius was Toyota’s first mass-produced hybrid car and started a new era for cars. The Toyota Prius opened the doorway for the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the new Toyota Prius v, Prius c, and Prius Plug-in.
Toyota hit a major milestone with selling over 4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide as of April 2012. There have been over 1.5 Million Toyota hybrid vehicles sold in the United States alone! The addition of the Toyota Prius v, Prius c and Prius Plug-in showed a jump in sales. Since those additional models were introduced in November 2011 there has been over 60,000 sold in the U.S!
Toyota Produces More Environmentally Friendly Cars
As people have become more knowledgeable about the dominate greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, that causes global warming, they have made an effort to change their ways. Hybrid cars minimize the need for fossil fuels then lessening the harmful impact on the environment.
Toyota was smart in quickly designing cars that will be better for the environment while still appealing to the buyer. There are now 18 Toyota hybrid cars sold worldwide, 6 sold right here in the United States. The Toyota Prius, Prius v, Prius c, Prius Plug-in, Camry hybrid and Highlander hybrid all come with Toyota’s state-of-the-art technology-Hybrid Synergy Drive.
Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive is an improvement of the original Toyota Hybrid System (THS) used in the 1997 to 2003 Toyota Prius. Toyota’s exclusive Hybrid Synergy Drive® is a full hybrid system. A full hybrid system uses two motors in synchronization with one another – a battery-powered electric motor and a gas-driven engine. And unlike the motors in many other hybrid cars, both the gas and the electric motors in the Hybrid Synergy Drive® system can power the car alone or together.
“All of us at Toyota would like to sincerely thank our customers, who have made Prius the best-selling hybrid in the industry,” said Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. “While we’re proud of this accomplishment, we are not stopping here as hybrids will continue to be a core technology for Toyota.”
Toyota of Orlando is proud to offer an incredible selection of hybrid cars. If you feel it is ready to get into one yourself or time to upgrade the one you already have just give the internet sales team at Toyota of Orlando a call at 888-725-3520. They are highly trained and knowledgeable.