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Toyota Celebrates Prius 20th Anniversary With New Special Edition

Posted at Fri, May 29, 2020 9:30 AM

For 20 years, the Prius has been continuously redefining every aspect of the sedan class. As the world’s first production hybrid car, the Prius stood poised to change the face of the automotive industry – and looking back now, it is quite obvious that it did. In the last two decades, Toyota has sold over six million Prius cars worldwide, and in 2019 Prius sales in the U.S. reached nearly two million. The Prius is without a doubt the most recognizable hybrid vehicle, which is why Toyota has decided to commemorate its 20th anniversary by providing us with the special 2020 Edition. From top to bottom, this special edition is a gorgeous piece of automotive engineering, and to help you learn more, we here at Westbury Toyota have compiled all the details.

A Standout Appearance

The 2020 Edition Prius is, to put it simply, eye-catching. It is based off the XLE trim, which comes with all the bells and whistles, and will be available with two exterior color choices: The brand new Wind Chill Pearl and the striking Supersonic Red. To compliment those color choices, the 2020 Edition will have emphatic black trim and a bevy of distinctive features, such as a sharp rear spoiler and blackout headlights. To complete the look, the 17-inch alloy wheels will have black inserts, mirror housing, and B-pillars. In terms of aesthetic features exclusive to the 2020 Edition, you can expect to see black trim on the interior A-pillars, a black shift knob, and the “2020” insignia on both the fob and the floor mats.

Efficient And Safe

Despite the brazen, sporty design of the 2020 Edition, it is still a Prius, which means that it will still provide drivers with all the hybrid efficiency it has become known for, as well as the top-notch safety technology and features that Toyota consider a priority. The 2020 Edition has a rated estimate of 54 miles per gallon (mpg) when driving in the city, 50 mpg when cruising the highway, and 52 mpg combined.

The Prius already features standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), and coming in 2021 for this special edition is the improved TSS 2.0, which includes the following:

  • Road Sign Assist
  • Pre-Collision System with Low Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Bicyclist Detection
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert

As you can see, the 2020 Edition is more than equipped to handle any potential hazards or scenarios you might encounter while out driving.

Providing Luxe Practicality

Even though the Prius is rated as a midsize sedan, the front-wheel drive (FWD) models offer up 50.7 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats folded down, which is actually more than what some small sport utility vehicles (SUVs) provide. The XLE trim of the special addition gives you even more in terms of practical convenience, bolstered by some nice creature comforts such as a SofTex trimmed telescopic steering wheel and a heated 8-way powered driver’s seat, remote illuminated entry, and the Qi wireless phone charging tray. As well, you can expect to find a 7-inch touchscreen display, compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, advanced voice recognition, and an integrated backup display camera.

The 20 Year Milestone

The Prius has irrefutably paved the way in terms of hybrid vehicle reception and development, and what better way to commemorate 20 years of importance than releasing this unforgettable 2020 Special Edition? Everything about it from appearance to interior luxuries, from fuel efficiency to safety features make it a car that gives you all that you would already expect from the Prius while bundling in some surprising, refreshing upgrades. There will only be 2020 of these remarkable special edition vehicles released, so if you find yourself more than a little interested, do not hesitate to call or pay a visit to Westbury Toyota!

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