The Toyota Prius: Already 20 years old!


The Japanese automaker has been consistent when it comes to environmental issues, road mobility and eco-friendly use of its vehicles. The Prius has been a pure reflection of this for the past 20 years, although it was first introduced in 1997, but launched in 2000.

Sherbrooke Toyota in the heart of the Eastern Townships, near Lennoxville and Forestville, is a dealership like no other. It shows an unprecedented zeal for customer service and hospitality, in addition to offering you the best promotions and prices in the entire region. Today, it introduces us to the Toyota Prius.

The Prius Celebrates its 20th anniversary!

Toyota is a forerunner in environmental and hybrid technology. From the very first Prius in 1997 to the present day, more than 13 million Toyota hybrid vehicles have been sold in more than 90 countries around the world. There’s a good reason why this Toyota is one of the world’s leading hybrid vehicles. At your Toyota dealer, come discover and configure your all-new 2020 Prius. Year after year, occasion after occasion, our customers have a craze for hybrid cars, both new and used Toyota vehicles.

Come and discover in our showroom the all-new 2020 Prius AWD-e, the result of an in-depth redesign of the vehicle. It’s Toyota’s best-priced opportunity. In addition to its comfort and elegance, the 2020 Prius, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, offers you the option of electric all-wheel drive (AWD-e). What’s behind the new AWD-e? First of all, this electric all-wheel-drive system is more energy efficient and therefore more eco-friendly. In the case of the 2020 Prius, we’re talking about a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 L/100 km.

With this new traction, you’ll have a greater sense of security and better traction on the driver’s side. What’s more, this traction is great and doesn’t require a centre differential, a torque divider or a front/rear drive shaft. In fact, the 2020 Prius uses a magnet-less independent electric motor, a first for Toyota Canada, which drives the rear wheels from 0 to 10 km/h and then, when the situation requires it, up to 70 km/h. This all-new system provides the rear wheels with the required power when you start, drive or stop. What’s even more exciting is that the system recognizes when all-wheel drive is not required, resulting in fuel economy. It’s already estimated that electric all-wheel drive will account for 65 percent of all future Prius sales.

A noteworthy Japanese ingenuity is the introduction of the 2020 Prius AWD-e as the basic technological standard with an upgraded powertrain and technology package. The new Prius also uses a new, more compact Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack, this time with excellent winter performance and increased durability.

Like all other models in the lineup, the Prius AWD-e benefits from the hybrid synergy system, combining a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine with two electric motor generators with continuously variable transmission. The 2020 all-new Prius is quiet and efficient. It also meets high environmental and air quality standards.

The size of these hybrids remains unchanged, as does its cargo capacity, which is 1855 litres when the rear seats are folded down in its 60/40 configuration. For sports enthusiasts, the 2020 Prius is available with rear crossbars that allow you to easily transport larger accessories, such as a bicycle, water skis or a kayak.

Prius’ interior is spacious, its cabin attests to this, as do its comfort and elegance features. You’ll have heated front seats, a heated reclining and telescopic steering wheel, automatic climate control and much more.

Sherbrooke Toyota: At the Heart of Innovation!

Come and discover the all-new 2020 Prius and take advantage of promotional offers at Sherbrooke Toyota in the heart of the Eastern Townships, near Lennoxville and Forestville; we’re waiting for you! And happy Prius holiday!