VANCOUVER, BC – MARCH 19, 2019 – Toyota Canada brings an electrifying display of environmentally conscious vehicles to the Vancouver International Auto Show this month – and the best part is, they’re all production models that are available to test drive during the show. The all-new Toyota Prius AWD-e – the first all-wheel-drive Prius offered in North America – headlines the selection, which also includes the Prius Prime plug-in gas-electric hybrid and the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan.
“British Columbians have long acknowledged the importance of protecting the planet by embracing environmental responsibility and were early adopters of Toyota’s advanced, efficient, and low emissions vehicles, so we’re delighted to offer a broad range of advanced powertrain vehicles for test drives during the auto show,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We’re especially looking forward to introducing auto show visitors to the new electric all-wheel-drive edition of the Prius, which takes everything that BC drivers love about the Prius then adds the all-weather confidence of power at all four corners – perfect for weekends on the slopes or any other adventure you’ve got in mind!”
Toyota’s test drive event will feature plenty of real-world choices that highlight the many benefits of the company’s advanced powertrain technologies. These include:
- The 2019 Prius AWD-e – available in three trim levels, featuring a newly-developed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery designed to provide excellent performance in cold-weather conditions. With a starting MSRP of just $28,990, the Prius AWD-e is just $1,000 more than a front wheel drive model, yet is also equipped with several additional style, comfort and convenience amenities.
- The Toyota Mirai - a zero-emissions hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric sedan. To learn even more about hydrogen-powered automobiles, guests of the show can also visit the H-Tech booth at the convention centre.
- The Toyota Prius Prime - a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid model with a cruising range of more than 1,000 km.
- A broad range of additional Toyota hybrids that suit any size family or lifestyle, such as the Toyota Camry Hybrid midsize sedan, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid midsize SUV and Toyota Prius c compact hatch.
The Vancouver International Auto Show runs March 19-24 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Visitors may register for a test drive at Toyota’s designated space in the entry hall. In addition, visitors are encouraged to explore the full range of stylish and fun-to-drive options at the Toyota display, including Toyota sedans, coupes, crossovers, SUVs, minivans and pick-up trucks. Plus, explore Toyota’s advanced yet user friendly technologies such as Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 and Entune 3.0.
For more information about vehicles and technologies, visit media.toyota.ca. To reach a Toyota spokesperson at the Vancouver International Auto Show, please contact:
Public Relations, Toyota Canada Inc.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 8 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.