September 21, 2012

Prius+ in the pink with What Car? Green Award

It's only been on sale since July, but Toyota's Prius+ has already shown winning form in picking up the 'Best MPV' title in What Car? magazine's 2012 Green Awards.

The honour for Prius+, Europe's first seven-seat full hybrid, recognises its impressive fuel economy and emissions
performance, as tested by What Car's own True MPG programme, as well as its flexible and user-friendly interior design.

"As well as giving  Prius+ green credentials that no other seven-seat MPV can match, its low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions make it cheap to run as a company car and mean that you don't pay any road tax," said What Car's judging team.

"Prius+ is as practical as a good MPV should be, too. Clever packaging means there's space for five adults to sit in comfort. Each of the middle-row seats slides, folds and reclines individually, so you can share out space between the second- and third-row seats. The boot is a good size in five-seat mode, too."

Chas Hallett, What Car? Editor, handed the award to Jon Williams, Managing Director and President Toyota (GB), at a presentation evening in London.

"No other seven-seat MPV can run emission-free in town for short periods the way Prius+ can," Hallett said.

"It's also very well equipped and specified, economical to run and comes with the reassurance of Toyota's five-year/100,000-mile warranty. It's a great car that allows motorists who need the convenience of seven seats to reduce their impact on the environment."


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