Toyota Motor Corp. says it has “tremendous success” with its hybrid electric car.
The automaker announced a new model, the Prius Prime, at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and the new Prius hybrid was shown off at the Tokyo Auto Show last month.
In a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday, the company showed off its new Priuss hybrid at a preview event in Tokyo.
“It’s a really great car, the first generation,” Toyota president Akio Toyoda said at the event.
Toyoda’s Prius said it was “a step forward” from its predecessor, the Toyota Prius, which debuted in 2011.
But the Priuss Prime is different.
It has a higher torque output and a bigger battery pack, making it more powerful and faster than its predecessor.
Toyota said the Priuses new Priuses powertrain is more efficient and quieter than the predecessor, making the car more fuel efficient.
If you’re a regular driver in Japan, you might not think much of the Prios new powertrain, but it will help you save money on gas and make it easier to get to work, the automaker said.
While Toyota says the Priu is a “great value,” it won’t be available in every market, and it doesn’t have the sales-force benefits of some competitors.