2013 Toyota Prius launched at Saudi International Motor Show
The new 2013 Toyota Prius has been launched at this year’s Saudi International Motor Show in Jeddah.
It is quite a surprising one, considering petrol prices are just over 50 fills per litre in Saudi Arabia. The Prius comes as a hybrid, with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine under the hood which produces 98 hp, connected to an electric motor. Both together combine to produce a total power of 134 hp. Torque is rated at about 142 Nm. The car is able to achieve a combined fuel economy rating of 4.7 l/100 km.
No price or launch date was given for the Toyota Prius, but rumours are it will have a starting cost of somewhere around SAR 100,000 with the first batch expected to hit showrooms in the first quarter of 2013. Saudi Arabia will be the first GCC country to offer the Prius officially as far as we know.