The complete history of the Toyota Prius in 89 words

In the same way that the Toyota Prius doesn’t waste fuel, we aren’t wasting any words in this post. Here is the model’s history in 89 words, which is the amount of CO2 in grams that the current-generation Prius emits per km. Why not tell us about your Toyota in less than 100 words below?

Prius development began in 1994, code-named ‘G21’.

Toyota Prius first gen

Domestic market sales started on December 10 1997.


Prius was Japanese Car of the Year 1997.

Prius JDM

Exports started in 2000.

Prius side profile

UK sales began on October 19 2000.

Prius first gen sunshine

Second-generation UK sales started on January 2 2004.

Prius 2 press

It set a EURO NCAP record for child protection.

Prius EuroNCAP

Third-generation UK sales began on August 1 2009.

Prius white profile plate change

A new 1.8-litre powertrain debuted.

Prius hybrid engine

The car won eight international design awards.


A special edition celebrated a decade of UK sales in 2010.

Prius 10

Global sales passed three million in 2013.


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