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Toyota Canada wins third title Rallye International Vert de Montreal

The Prius plug-in hybrid finishes first in the categories precision and energy efficiency, while the Lexus CT 200h finishes in second place

For the third consecutive year the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV or for Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle) leads a Toyota Canada is win the rally Green Montreal, the only Canadian ordeal circuit Cup of alternative energy FIA world championship rallies "green".

The Prius PHV, with its unique Hybrid Synergy, has completed the first plane energetics performance while consuming only 19 liters of petrol on the 530 km-proof, with an average fuel efficiency of 3.6 L/100 km. Additional honor for the Toyota family, the Lexus CT 200h has managed the second best performance with 4.3 L/100 km. In these times or other manufacturers compare the performance of their products to that of the Prius, these remarkable results demonstrate that the Prius remains the reference among the vehicles 'green'.

The Prius plug-in hybrid also finished first for precision. One of the key elements of the victory rally is the combination of results in terms of consumption with the results in terms of precision. Finishing first in both categories, the plug-in hybrid Prius wins Rally decisive way, followed closely by the CT200h.

"The Prius PHV has amply demonstrated that the use of its all-electric mode selectable for short trips and use of its hybrid system has high performance for the rest is a winning combination," stated Stephen Beatty, director of activities environmental Toyota Canada Inc. "The key to the victory of the Prius Plug was its powertrain, which allows the driver to manually select without difficulty the electric mode or hybrid mode. The exceptional performance of the Prius PHV and CT 200h rally Montreal is a convincing demonstration of the depth and extent of Toyota leadership in the field of engineering of eco-friendly vehicles. "

The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is built around a hybrid powertrain that has proven, technology that Toyota offers on the market for over 10 years. At the end of August, 15,636 of these vehicles had been sold on the planet. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid is now available in Canada.

Thanks to the victory of the plug-in hybrid Prius Montreal rally, Toyota Canada deserves a place in the Rallye Monte Carlo Energies Nouvelles, which will run in March. The ordeal of Monaco is the oldest and most prestigious green rally in the world. This will be the first rally of the 2013 calendar Cup alternative energies FIA.

The Prius Plug was driven by Vinh Pham engineer in the Department of Technology and propeller tip Toyota Canada group, and Alan Ockwell who acted as navigator. Vinh Pham also was driving when Toyota Canada has won the title in 2011.

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