2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid wins international awards for best engine, fuel economy...
2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid is winning a lot of awards recently. The latest of them is "International Engine of the Year 2004" for Toyota Prius Hybrid Synergy Drive System announced in Germany with highest score ever recorded in competition. The jury comprised of 56 motoring journalists from 24 countries worldwide. Some of the other awards it got are:-
`` Best New Engine of 2004
`` Best Fuel Economy Engine
`` Best 1.4-liter to 1.8-liter
The 4 awards made Prius Hybrid Synergy Drive as the maximum awards gainer in the engine awards history. Over 28,000 Prius with Hybrid Synergy Drive have been sold world wide in the 1st quarter of 2004.
Toyota would become first manufacturer to offer both SUV and passenger car with the launch of Highlander Hybrid.
The awards show the acceptance, popularity and importance of hybrid technology worldwide.