Back-to-back ecoENERGY Awards for Toyota Prius v and Toyota Tacoma
Thirteenth consecutive year for a Prius vehicle winning an EcoENERGY Award Tacoma is Canada’s most fuel-efficient pickup for third straight year
TORONTO, ON., (February 14, 2013) – The Toyota Prius v, which has been on the market for less than two years, had its status confirmed as the country’s most fuel-efficient wagon, winning a second consecutive ecoENERGY Award. It marks the 13th year in a row that a vehicle from the Prius family has received an ecoENERGY Award.
In addition, Toyota’s versatile Tacoma pickup truck continues to be the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class after winning a third consecutive ecoENERGY Award from Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency.
“From the time the first Prius went on sale about 15 years ago, it has been synonymous with automotive environmental leadership,” said Stephen Beatty, Managing Director and Chief Environmental Officer at Toyota Canada Inc. “Over the years, the Prius brand has grown into a broad family of offerings, each fulfilling a unique niche in meeting the different lifestyle needs of Canadians but all deliver the exceptional fuel efficiency associated with our proven hybrid powertrain.”
Toyota Prius v – most fuel-efficient station wagon
The most versatile member of the four-vehicle Prius family, the 2013 Toyota Prius v has class-leading interior space, delivers advanced performance and features iconic Prius styling. While boasting advanced acceleration, braking and ride comfort, the Prius v still maintains remarkable fuel efficiency, claiming an ecoENERGY Award at 4.5L/100 km city/highway combined. In addition, tailpipe emissions are a fraction of those from a conventional crossover.
Toyota Tacoma 4X2 Access Cab – most fuel-efficient pickup
With sporty performance, surprising versatility and the ability to handle the toughest driving conditions, the 2013 Toyota Tacoma continues Toyota’s long-standing tradition of excellence in compact pickup trucks. The 4X2 Access Cab features a thrifty yet powerful 4-cylinder engine and a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. It has room for four adults plus a six-foot cargo bed. It was named an ecoENERGY winner for fuel efficiency with a combined city/highway rating of 8.8L/100 km (manual) or 9.4L/100 km (automatic).
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.