Impressive 3l/100km (94mpg) will catch the eye - Michael McAleer - The Irish Times
The Prius brand is well-established, customers are waiting for the new car and, to cut to the chase, we can assure them it is worth waiting for. For a start, there’s the headline-grabbing fuel economy of 94mpg in old money or 3 l/100km in modern parlance. Emissions are now 70 g/km. Internal space is noticeably improved: whereas the previous iterations were more akin to booted hatchbacks in the guise of a Focus saloon or a rival to the likes of the Golf, this version is well able to mix it with the rest of the mainstream saloon car market.
The cabin has also been improved. Even within the Toyota range hybrids are increasingly an option on most models. Yet the Prius makes a statement the others don’t and remains a benchmark for the format. Fuel economy of 3 l/100km (94mpg) is still a headline figure in anyone’s book. And there is a host of technology to help you reach that target, including a points system that gives you tips on being a better eco-driver.