Test your knowledge: When was the Toyota Prius launched?



WE’LL WAGER Toyota’s Prius hybrid is older than you think. Do you know in what year it was launched in the UK? It was actually on sale in Japan before that (knowing when is worth extra points). Meanwhile, for a Brucey Bonus, tell us when the Prius concept car was first revealed at a motor show.

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The Toyota Prius was first introduced to the world, in concept form, at the 1995 Tokyo motor show. It went on sale in Japan in December 1997 and sales of the Prius began in North America, Europe and elsewhere in 2000.

Interestingly, Toyota Motor Corporation launched another hybrid, the “Coaster Hybrid EV”, in August 1997 — four months before the Prius first went on sale.

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