Heard the news about Toyota’s latest offering? If not, let me be the one to tell you. Toyota had recently launched the newest member of their family of cars, at least here in the Philippines. Introducing, 2009 Toyota Prius . So what’s so special about this car?
The all new 2009 Toyota Prius is special as it is the very first hybrid car available in the Philippines. Toyota Prius is equipped with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy drive, meaning it can run on either three things: gas, electricity or both depending your driving needs. At start up and slow cruising speed, the car can run solely on the battery. When you speed up, the engine kicks in for more powerful performance.
The car is very energy efficient achieving a mileage rating of 38km/l. Imagine that. It’s more than triple my current fuel efficiency rating. Aside from that, it has clearer emissions and engine power comparable to traditional 2.4 liter power blocks. Sure is a winner. For sure, this will be my next car.
Garry De Castro is a personal finance advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), investor, stock market trader, blogger, and IT practitioner. He started sharing and writing financial articles 2008 just to share his financial learnings to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.