Toyota Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car at the New York International Auto Show on April 12th, making this the second consecutive year Toyota earned the World Green Car title. From its 640 miles EPA-estimated total driving range to advance safety and convenience technologies, the new Prius Prime is a force to be reckoned with in the alternative fuel category. Keep reading to see how the Prius Prime beat out the competition!
What are the World Car Awards?
The World Car Awards (WCA) is a program created and implemented by automotive journalists from all over the world. These journalists deliberate and decide which vehicles are worthy of awards in the categories of luxury, performance, design, urban appeal, green technology, and overall quality. Dedicated to ensuring that this competition is carried out with the utmost objectivity, credibility, and integrity, the WCA draws on the experience and expertise already developed by various other award programs throughout the world.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Winning Features
When it comes to fueling the green initiative of today’s drivers, Toyota makes great strides at developing products that both stir the emotions of their customers while meeting their mobility needs. The 2017 Prius Prime captured the awe of judges by excelling at benchmarks like minimal tailpipe emissions, smallest fuel consumption, and use of a major advanced power plant technology (beyond engine componentry). Other notable features that impressed the judges include the Prime app that allows you to control your Prius Prime through your smartphone, the available Predictive Efficient Drive for boosting efficiency, and the Star Safety System that features innovative safety technologies.