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Toyota Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Defending champion Toyota Canada participates with a Prius plug-in hybrid Prius and two Rallye International Vert de Montreal, as part of the Alternative Energies Cup FIA.

Raymond Durand, FIA champion twice, will lead this year Prius

Three Prius Toyota Canada Inc., two plug-in hybrid, will participate in the Rallye International Vert de Montreal in 2011 in order to defend the record of first place in the 2010 hybrid categore and demonstrate to Canadians and drivers around the world powertrain hybrid Prius plug-Toyota is effective and powerful.

The Rallye International Vert de Montreal is a green three-day rally 600 km which puts vehicles of technology to challenge to be as efficient as possible. The meeting this year, to be held from September 30 to October 2, will oppose fuel-efficient vehicles that use alternative energy sources or fuels such as gas, electricity, propane, biofuel and diesel . The rally will start at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve then go through Lachute, South Shore, Boucherville and downtown Montreal, with the fall colors in the background.

Toyota currently leads in the hybrid of Alternative Energies Cup Manufacturers' Cup 2011 FIA who travels the world each year category. The rally is the 8th International Montreal stage of the Alternative Energies Cup FIA and its only Canadian stage.

This unique North American event ratified by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and its Canadian representative, the National Sports Authority (ASN), is part of the Alternative Energies Cup, an FIA World Championship which took place in more than 10 countries during its five years of existence.

"We are here to defend our title and we believe in the qualities of our vehicles and our drivers, stated Stephen Beatty, Director and Senior Manager Chief Environment Toyota Canada Inc. No other vehicle tech n has proven as the Toyota Prius, which is present on Canadian roads for 10 years and has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. We are confident that the Prius Plug is again ready to meet this challenge Ecological this year. "

The Toyota Prius Plug-in is based on the unmatched environmental performance of Hybrid Synergy Drive (Hybrid Synergy Drive ®), while providing the necessary flexibility to meet the needs of drivers. "

This is Raymond Durant will lead the Prius with the Christian Fine browser. He won the FIA ​​championship two years in a row and wins Rally in Monaco, San Marino has, Belgium and Iceland.

This is Vinh Pham, an engineer working on Toyota Canada technologies and advanced powertrains, which will drive the Prius plug-in hybrid. It will be accompanied by seasoned rally driver Peter Nytko, who also works at Toyota Canada, as navigator. Mr. Pham participated regularly racing Sigma Racing Time Attack Series driving the Team Lexus IS 300, and he participated in the design of the Team Lexus GS 450h who won in 2007 and 2008 Targa Newfoundland Rally in the hybrid category.

The second plug-in hybrid Prius will be led by Mathieu L'Estage and Yanick Napert, an experienced duo who participated in the rally racing for 10 years across Canada.

To follow the blog posts, view photos and read updates on the Prius Plug-in green Rallye International de Montreal, visit the Facebook page of Toyota Prius Plug Canada: www.Facebook.com / ToyotaCanadaPriusPlugin.

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