Here at Toyota of Orlando, we’re well aware that we have one of the most iconic cars of all time on our lot – the 2014 Toyota Prius! It’s the best-selling hybrid on the entire planet, and it’s the hybrid car that started the entire go-green movement in the automotive industry (it was the first ever hybrid model to be mass-produced). It’s only been in the US for about 14 years, but it’s skyrocketed in popularity to become the best-selling eco-friendly option around. We’re thrilled to be able to host this innovative drive time solution at our dealership!
What makes the Toyota Prius in Orlando such a best-seller?
The Orlando Toyota Prius isn’t just popular here in Central Florida, though! It’s also a top pick out in the Golden State – in fact, it was recently announced that it’s the most popular vehicle of all in California (and this is the second year in a row that it’s won that honor). Here are some of the other accolades it managed to pick up:
- One out of every two hybrid options in the state is a Toyota Prius
- The Orlando Toyota Prius family had almost 70,000 new drivers take to the streets in one of the four models available in 2013 (and in 2012, over 61,000 drivers did)
- This incredibly innovative family outsells ALL other hybrid options in the state with ease – in fact, it outsells all of them combined
California is known for embracing eco-friendly options; about 9.3% of all cars in the state are powered by electricity, whether entirely or just part of the time (like a traditional hybrid is). The good news? This movement is starting to sweep the country and the rest of the world; Toyota has sold over 1.5 million hybrids so far and the numbers are only growing with each passing year.
New Toyota technology is headed to this unbelievable hybrid family!
We’ve got some more exciting news to share about this innovative family of new Toyota hybrids in Orlando! Have you ever seen the Toyota Prius Plug-in? It’s not yet available in many places in the country – as of right now, you’ll find it primarily on the West coast. However, it should be headed our way soon and Toyota is working on some pretty unbelievable new technology for it… wireless charging!
As of right now, you’d have to actually plug in this electric auto option. It’s relatively simple; Toyota provides you with a special charging cord and you can charge your ride by hooking up to an outlet in your garage, or by plugging into one of the charging stations around town. However, if all goes according to plan, you’ll soon be able to wirelessly charge this vehicle by simply parking over a set of special coils on the ground! Testing begins in Japan this year, and Europe and the US will follow suit pretty quickly.
Want to learn more about these environmentally sensitive hybrid options? Come down to visit our Toyota dealership in Central Florida – we’re just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall, and we’re open seven days a week until 10pm. Give us a shout at (888) 725-3520 today!