Toyota wins ‘Green Engine of the Year’ 2010 International Engine of the Year Awards with Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain
 
- Featured in the 2010 Prius, Toyota’s full hybrid powertrain remains an industry benchmark for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions 
- Toyota has won a total of 22 International Engine of the Year awards since the awards began in 1999
 
Toyota’s engineering excellence and long-standing commitment to sustainable mobility leadership have been rewarded with wins in the ‘Green Engine of the Year’ and ‘Sub 1.0-litre’ categories at the 2010 International Engine of the Year Awards.
 
The victories represents a true international recognition, with both Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) engine and 1.0 VVT-i engine (available in certain markets outside of North America in Aygo, Yaris and iQ models) having been tested and judged by a panel of 72 automotive journalists from 35 countries. Toyota’s latest success reinforces the company’s International Engine of the Year track record, with 22 wins (out of a total 144) since the awards began in 1999.
 
The 2010 International Engine of the Year judges praised Toyota’s HSD powertrain as “The essence of mechanical, electric and electrical ingenuity in one affordable package”, "still the best green technology available on the market -reliable and durable, with very low real life CO2 emissions” and "more powerful, polished and parsimonious -the latest, thoroughly redesigned version of Toyota’s iconic hybrid drivetrain is better in every way that counts".
 
Green Engine of the Year – Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)
With the 2010 award, this becomes the fourth time in the past five years that Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain has been voted as ‘Green Engine of the Year’. Toyota HSD’s globally recognized powertrain technology is one of the most successful in the history of the awards, with a total of 11 titles.
 
Toyota’s HSD, as featured in the 2010 Prius, is 90 per cent newly-developed, with significant improvements over the system used in previous Toyota hybrid models. The Toyota Prius’ Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain delivers performance and power, all while using less fuel and lowering emissions. The 2010 Prius achieves a combined fuel consumption of just 3.8 L / 100 km and Tier 2 Bin 3 emissions. The 2010 Prius improves power by 22% while simultaneously improving fuel consumption by 7% compared to the previous generation.
 
 
Engine of the Year Awards – Toyota Honour Roll
1999
  • Best Eco-friendly: Toyota Hybrid (first generation Prius)
  • Sub-1.0-litre: Toyota 1.0-litre (Yaris)*
  • 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre: Toyota Hybrid (first generation Prius)
  • International Engine of the Year 1999: Toyota 1.0-litre (Yaris)*
2000
  • Best Eco-friendly: Toyota Hybrid (first generation Prius)
  • 1.0 litre to 1.4-litre: Toyota 1.3-litre VVT-i*
     
2002
  • 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre: Toyota 1.8-litre VVTL-i 190 (Celica, Corolla, Matrix - certain models only)
2004
  • Best New Engine: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (second generation Prius)
  • Best Fuel Economy: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)
  • 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)
  • International Engine of the Year 2004: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)

2005
  • Best Fuel Economy: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)
  • 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)

2006
  • Best Fuel Economy: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)
  • 1.4-litre to 1.8-litre: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive® (Prius)
2007
  • Best Fuel Economy: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive ® (Prius)
  • Sub-1.0 litre: 1.0 VVT-i (Aygo, Yaris)*
 
 
2008
  • Green Engine of the Year: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive ® (Prius)
  • Sub-1.0 litre: 1.0 VVT-i (Aygo, Yaris)*
     
2009
  • Sub-1.0 litre: 1.0 VVT-i (Aygo, Yaris and iQ)*
     
2010
  • Green Engine of the Year: Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive ® (Prius and Auris HSD*)
  • Sub-1.0 litre: 1.0 VVT-i (Aygo, Yaris and iQ)*

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*Engine or model not available in Canada