Colchester, Connecticut (PressExposure) November 30, 2009 -- The 3rd generation Toyota Prius that was introduced during the spring of 2009 has yet again redefined automotive standards for hybrids. Toyota of Colchester, a leading Toyota dealer from Colchester serving Columbia,Salem, Lebanon and its surrounding areas presents the 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid.
The Toyota Prius Hybrid has been the benchmark for hybrids, delivering superior fuel economy and very low emission levels. The 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid has raised these standards a notch higher by giving an impressive combined EPA estimated fuel efficiency rating of 50 miles per gallon.
The 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid features the patented Hybrid Synergy Drive system, with significant improvements over previous models. Quieter and roomier than previous models, the 2010 Toyota Prius is equipped with advanced standard and optional features such as a moonroof with solar panels, four driving modes, Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA) and steering wheel touch controls.
Toyota engineers have combined a careful refinement of existing systems with new technology essential to power next generation automobiles. During the development of the 2010 Toyota Prius, more than 1,000 patent applications were filed worldwide.
The new, larger 1.8 liter Atkinson cycle, 4-cylinder engine (98 horsepower, 5,200 RPM) generates better performance and also improves highway mileage. The 2010 Prius can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. By producing greater torque, the new engine can run at lower average RPM on the highway, thereby consuming less fuel.
Complying with class-top level collision safety performance, The 2010 Toyota Prius accommodates increasingly strict safety requirements. Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, front and rear side curtain airbags, driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags and driverâs knee airbag are standard equipment.
More information about the latest hybrid from Toyota can be obtained from Toyota of Colchester. The leading dealer for Toyota near Columbia, Toyota of Colchester provides comprehensive vehicle reviews and customers can also schedule a test drive online. They can also receive special online, lease, and finance offers on brand new Toyota models.