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The Toyota hybrid comes of age

All-new Toyota Prius looks stranger than ever, but it’s also a better alternative to the default diesel

17th April, 2016
The new Toyota Prius is as refined on the motorway as it is anywhere else

Through the years, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I dislike almost all installations of the continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Instead of having set gear ratios and letting the engine speed vary according to how fast you want to go, CVT automatics operate on the principle that the engine is at its best at certain speeds depending on requirements. So they vary the gear ratio, continuously.

While I can’t deny that...

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