Prius once signaled an owner’s desire to be as green as possible. 20 years ago there was little choice, and although Honda had several goes at hybrid vehicles, none took hold. It meant Toyota virtually had that niche to themselves.
In the 20 years since launch, 35,947 Prius, Prius C and Prius V have been sold.
Over the last few years, Toyota has refined its hybrid drive, originally called “synergy drive” by the marketing department.