The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is clearly, well, polarising to look at, but fact of the matter is that the new model is actually quite impressive.
What makes it so impressive? Well, this time – or more correctly, for the first time ever – the Prius is actually a bit of fun to drive. Toyota’s chief, Akio Toyoda, has made it a priority for the brand to create cars that get your blood pumping, get you excited when you’re behind the wheel.
The new Prius is much more responsive to drive. The steering is quicker to react, the suspension is a bit firmer and that means it feels more connected to the road and it also corners with more precision.
But it’s still a Prius that means that the drivetrain is a petrol-electric hybrid system which, in this generation, has seen some improvements to efficiencies that means it claims fuel use of just 3.4 litres per 100km.
And probably the best thing about the Prius is that you can drive it pretty maliciously, and it won’t use much more than 6L/100km. We saw closer to 5L/100km on test, and it copped a hiding.
Check CarAdvice.com for more on the Toyota Prius.