Not into the rally part but the efficiency was excellent!
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Oct. 4, 2012
2012 Toyota Prius PHEV - $35,700 Canadian to start and a 117.6 mpgUS equivalent combined rating on the Canadian Transport test cycles.
For the third straight year, the Toyota Prius PHEV led Toyota Canada to victory in the Rallye Vert de Montréal, a world championship of “green” rallies and the only Canadian stop on the global FIA Alternative Energies Cup circuit. In addition, a Lexus CT200h reached the podium with a surprising second place finish!
The PHEV placed first in fuel consumption at 65.33 mpgUS with the Lexus CT 200h recording a 54.7 mpgUS result.
The PHEV drivers also finished first in the speed accuracy portion of the scoring with the CT200h placing a strong second.
The PHEV is built using the same hybrid powertrain as that included in the regular Prius hatch, CT200h and Auris overseas.
The PHEV was driven by Vinh Pham, Toyota Canada’s Advanced Technology and Powertrain Engineer, who was assisted by navigator Alan Ockwell. Pham was also behind the wheel when Toyota Canada claimed the title in 2011.
Past titles can be found in the following: