Hot on the heels of last week’s success at the ETA Green Car Awards, Toyota has picked up two awards for its fuel-efficient engines. The 2010 International Engine of the Year jury has named Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain as the ‘Green Engine of the Year’, while the 1.0-litre VVT-i engine found in Aygo, iQ and Yaris has won ‘Sub-1.0 Litre Engine of the Year’ for the fourth year in a row.
The results from this year’s J.D. Power and Associates/WhatCar? Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSS) are in, and it’s continued good news for Toyota. Not only did Aygo and Yaris achieve top ranking in the VOSS City Car and Small Car (Yaris equal top ranked) categories, Toyota also scored the highest rating for the Ownership Costs section, which covers issues such as fuel consumption, insurance and the cost of servicing and repairs.
It’s no surprise that we’re big fans of small cars here on the blog – the iQ has long been our favourite. But it’s not the only small Toyota that catches our eye. We love the Aygo too! Choosing between them is like asking a parent to chose between their children… And now, the choice just got even harder.
Toyota clearly doesn’t doubt the superb reliability of its Prius – selling the current model with a 60,000-mile warranty. There’s even less doubt about its Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain which comes with an eight-year warranty, but it’s nice to hear other people say it.