Although the Prius only launched in Japan on 18 May, it sold so well that it became the country’s best seller for the entire month. And while the car’s had all of June to notch up sales, it’s still great to see that it’s repeated the feat.
That’s not the only good news for the next Prius, though. At the end of June, it was awarded Car of the Year 2009 by WhatGreenCar.com.
The judges were impressed with several of the 10-car shortlist – including the iQ which, despite being described as a two-seater in the video above, can comfortably seat three adults and a child. Though they commended three cars, they agreed that new Prius ‘stood head and shoulders’ above the rest.
“This year’s judges… were unanimous in their acclaim for the new Prius,” said WhatGreenCar managing editor Dr Ben Lane.
“In addition to the new model’s best-in-class cradle-to-crave environmental credentials, the panel particularly commented on the way the car seamlessly integrates green features as part of its design.
“If Apple made a car, it would probably be the third generation Prius,” he added.