January 15, 2009
2008 Toyota Yaris hatchback (top); 2010 Toyota Prius. Click image to enlarge
Montreal, Quebec – The Toyota Yaris and Toyota Prius have won the titles of best-in-class for fuel efficiency in the 2009 ecoENERGY for Vehicle Awards. The announcement was made at the Montreal International Auto Show.
Earlier this week, Toyota unveiled the all-new 2010 Prius at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which is expected to achieve an average 3.8 L/100 km.
The current 2009 Prius, named Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Vehicle, is rated at 4.0 L/100 km for city driving, and 4.2 L/100 km for highway.
The Yaris, with manual transmission, took Canada’s Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact, for the fourth straight year, with figures of 6.9 and 5.5 L/100 km for city and highway, respectively. The Yaris has won the award every year since its introduction to Canada.
“Canadian drivers have always been energy-smart and environmentally aware, but never more than over the past year as we experienced record-high prices at the pump,” said Stephen Beatty, managing director for Toyota Canada. “When they shop for a new vehicle, consumers rely on information like the ecoENERGY fuel efficiency ratings to make smart choices. That’s why winning these awards is such an honour for Toyota.”