Owner driven passenger vehicle for general transportation.
Prius is considered the first mass produced hybrid (electric/gas) vehicle and was seen as major solution to air pollution from burning gasoline. It is ideally suited to stop and go driving of urban streets. The car runs on battery power until a speed of 20 mph is attained, whereupon gasoline engine kicks in.
Prius was introduced to the Canadian market in October 1998 at The National museum of Science & Technology in Ottawa by Toyota Canada, for sale at Toyota dealers in 2000. This prototype is one of five donated to Canadian Museums and Science Centres. The Prius is the word's best selling hybrid (as of 2010). Over 14,000 have sold in Canada, and more than 1.7 million have sold internationally. *Sales figures as of 2009.
METAL BODY & PARTS/ GLASS WINDOWS, MIRRORS, PARTS/ SYNTHETIC PARTS/ FABRIC SEAT COVERINGS & ROOF LINING/ RUBBER TIRES
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MICA GREEN EXTERIOR/ LIGHT GREY SEAT COVERING, ROOF & WALL COVERING, CARPET/ TWO SHADES OF TEXTURED LIGHT GREY ON DASHBOARD/ GREY STEERING WHEEL/ BLACK SYNTHETIC WINDOW FRAMES, BUMPERS, WIPERS, CONTROLS, PARTS/ METALLIC CONTROLS & PARTS/ RED & WHITE SYNTHETIC LAMPS/ BLACK RUBBER/ FLAT GREY PAINTED RIMS
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METALLIC LETTERING READING "Hybrid" & "PRIUS" ON TRUNK/ WHITE LICENSE PLATES FRONT & BACK WITH RED & BLACK LETTERING READING "[LOGO] TOYOTA/ PRIUS"/ LABELS UNDER HOOD IN JAPANESE CHARACTERS & READING "HFC134A"