New York: International auto show announced Toyota Prius Prime as the 2017 World Green Car. This is the second consecutive year for Toyota as last year Toyota Mirai earned the World Green Car title.
Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager of Toyota division said, “It is a great honor to see the Prius Prime named World Green Car,” he added, “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.”
The Prius Prime 2017 was already among the twelve competitors from all over the world, from these new cars the best hybrid and specially the most Eco friendly car was selected by their, Tailpipe emissions, fuel consumption, and use of a major advanced power plant technology (beyond engine componentry), factors were mainly considered.
Vehicles in all award categories are selected and voted by an international jury panel that made decision of the winners among the 75 top-level automotive journalists from 23 countries around the world.
Now in its 13th year, the World Car Awards program has recognized Toyota several times.
Along the Mirai winning of the same award in year 2016, Prius has brought the company in “Top Three in the World” for the year 2010 in both the categories the World Green Car and as the overall World Car of the Year.
Company is not new in getting awards over its super excellent cars like Toyota GT86 sports car was a “Top Three in the World” finalist for 2013 World Car of the Year. The Toyota iQ city car took that final category in 2009. The Toyota Harrier Hybrid, sold in Japan, took that ranking for the 2006 World Green Car. It is believed that the Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in hybrid version of the Toyota Prius, that allows a hybrid plus all-electric vehicles experience, which will definitely attract much more buyers than any other year in past.
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