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TOYOTA Prius Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 1997
Engines: Hybrid
Body style: Hatchback
 

2018 - Present

Adding an all-wheel-drive system to a car was never a bad idea. But when that happened to one of the most known hybrid vehicles in the world, it's great news. Toyota has succeeded in promoting the Prius as one of the most important revolutions in automotive history. It was the car that made the hybrid vehicles desirable. Despite its arguable design, it was a big hit. It was introduced in...

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  TOYOTA Prius 1.8L CVT (98 HP)

  TOYOTA Prius 1.8L CVT AWD-i (98 HP)

2015 - 2018

When someone says Hybrid car, everyone thinks about the Prius, the car that started the hybrid hype in the world. And, in 2016, it reached its fourth generation. It is amazing what Toyota could achieve in 20 years of technology between the first and the fourth generation of the Prius. The original concept of an internal combustion engine coupled in parallel with an electric motor worked fine ...

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  TOYOTA Prius 1.8L VVTi CVT (122 HP)

2011 - 2016

The Prius was the car that started the hybrid era in automotive history. It wasn't the only one, but it was the most successful model on the market. But the Japanese didn't forget to upgrade the car and, in 2011, the Prius received an update. On the outside, the third generation of Prius had a new headlight design and a smaller grille under the hood. It almost looked like a slot to ...

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  TOYOTA Prius 1.8 Hybrid CVT (136 HP)

2009 - 2011

The third generation of the Toyota Prius was introduced at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. While the fuel-efficiency was not a big surprise, the styling did. The Prius revolutionized the car industry. It was the first mass-market hybrid vehicle that was sold well almost everywhere in the world. Its uncommon shape made it easy to spot on the road and that ease the hybrid revolution....

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2006 - 2008

Toyota introduced the second generation of the Prius in 2004 for the world market and, in 2006, it refreshed the lineup revealing new options and smarter features. The Prius was the car that started the hybrid revolution. It wasn't the first hybrid, but it was the first that enjoyed considerable success among the customers. Despite its odd shape and bland interiors, the Prius convinced i...

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2004 - 2006

The Prius’ history dates back in 1997 when the first car was sold in Japan. Selling worldwide started in 2001. The completely redesigned Prius was recreated as a larger, more powerful and refined hybrid with an improved fuel efficiency. The aerodynamic design along with the unusual interior made the Prius quite unique. Good quality materials were used for the cabin, with nice and intuit...

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1997 - 2004

The 1997 Toyota Prius was a milestone in the car industry. It was the beginning of the hybrid revolution and it all started when the Japanese car-maker helped an engine with an electric motor. In 1997, Toyota introduced the Prius on the Japanese market. It was a car built for a purpose: to be fuel-efficient and practical enough. On top of that, it was offered at a good price for those times. ...

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