Prius wins New Car of the Year award

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Public vote sees Prius win 2019 New Car of the Year.

Toyota Prius has been awarded New Car of the Year in the 2019 Auto Express Driver Power survey.

Prius – the world’s original and best-selling self-charging hybrid car – recorded an emphatic Driver Power performance. It also topped the survey’s Compact Family Car category and the best ranking for miles-per-gallon performance and running costs for a second consecutive year.

The honours are all the more significant for being based on the opinions and real-world experiences of thousands of UK motorists.

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Steve Fowler, Auto Express Editor-in-Chief, said: “The Toyota Prius has long been the world’s biggest-selling hybrid, but according to our readers it’s also Britain’s favourite car.

"Its rating of 93.22 per cent means it’s not only the Driver Power New Car of the Year 2019, but also ranked the number one Compact Family Car and the top choice for buyers who place fuel economy and running costs at the top of their list of priorities. The results are proof, if any were needed, that hybrid cars are here to stay.”

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Andrew Cullis, Toyota GB Marketing Director, said: “Prius has won many awards over the years, but success in the Driver Power survey is particularly significant as it directly reflects the great satisfaction owners have in their vehicle.

"Their enthusiasm and appreciation demonstrates how Prius remains the touchstone for the benefits our self-charging hybrid technology and our commitment to making ever-better cars.”

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Published: 17 April 2019

Information correct at time of publication.