Bay Area Best Deals on NEW 2010 Toyota PRIUS

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius

The following NEW 2010 Toyota Prius are available right now in the
Bay Area at discounted prices

Model Ext Color Int Color
Option Package Price
2010 Prius Sandy Beach Tan Package #II $21,944
2010 Prius Classic Silver Dark Gray Package #II $21,950
2010 Prius Blue Ribbon Dark Gray Package #III $22,688
2010 Prius Black Ash Leather Package #IV + Navigation + Solar Roof $28,908
2010 Prius Blizzard Pearl Ash Leather Package #IV + Navigation + Solar Roof $29,364
2010 Prius Blue Ribbon Ash Leather Package #V + Navigation + 17″ wheels $28,852
2010 Prius Black Ash Leather Package #V + Navigation + 17″ wheels + Adv Tech
(Prices include everything but tax and
license fees.)

Bay Area Special Deals on 2010 Prius Get Even Better!

With the slow economy, stable gas prices, and the negative publicity around earlier product recalls, there has been a buyer’s market for the 2010 Prius all year.   Now, with the end of the model year approaching, and 2011’s just around the corner, the deals are even better.  We’re able to get our clients unheard of prices of $800
below dealer invoice on a wide selection of models and colors.   This includes a $500 rebate from Toyota.  And it also includes 2 years/25K miles of prepaid maintenance.

Or, skip the $500 rebate and take advantage of special 0% financing on all new 2010 Prius for 36 months.  Great
lease rates are available as well.

It’s expected that the 2011 model will be almost identical to the 2010… except that the prices will be higher and the special incentives will be gone.   So now is a good time to take advantage of the low prices, special deals and plentiful inventory and
grab a great deal on the Prius of your choice.   We can even get you top dollar on your old car by selling it on consignment.   For more details, call Gene at (510) 282-0348

One of the distinctive features of a Prius is that when it is driving at low speeds in electric mode it is very quiet. So much so that pedestrians often don’t hear it coming. Turns out this is a growing problem.

Recent government data has shown that hybrids are twice as likely to be involved in accidents with pedestrians at low speeds compared with cars with conventional engines. As the number of hybrids on the road grows, pedestrian crashes are increasing at an alarming rate.

In response, Toyota yesterday announced a device that can be added to a third generation Prius (2010 model and newer) that will make a slight humming noise simulating the sound of a regular internal combustion engine. The device goes on sale in Japan at the end of this month, and will cost around $150.

Availability in the U.S. is still being studied, but look for this to be a growing issue as the number of alternative fuel, and therefor quiet, vehicles increases. Perhaps they could offer a device that hoots like a spotted owl.

Toyota Announces Plans For 2010 Prius Plug-In

The 2010 Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) made its North American debut on Wednesday at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Prius PHV has a first-generation lithium-ion battery. This is the same type of battery that powers laptop computers, and it allows more power to be packed into a smaller space. The newer battery will allow a Prius to drive in electric-only mode for longer distances and at higher speeds than a conventional Prius. You can recharge the battery by plugging it into a standard power outlet, otherwise the car reverts to standard hybrid operation using the gas engine as the primary motor. If your driving patterns are mostly short distances at lower speeds, a plug-in version of the Prius could dramatically increase fuel efficiency.

The arrival of a plug-in version of the Prius has been widely anticipated, and on Wednesday, Toyota made the official announcement that it was introducing a small number of these cars into the U.S. No word on when a larger rollout would occur.

Toyota has also launched a plug-in hybrid vehicle Web site on which consumers can follow the program’s progress and track the performance of the demonstration program vehicle fleet, it said in a statement

Toyota said the U.S. program will allow it to “gather real-world vehicle-use feedback to better understand customer expectations for plug-in technology. On the technical side, the program aims to confirm, in a wide variety of real-world applications, the overall performance of first-generation lithium-ion battery technology, while spurring development of public-access charging station infrastructure.”

Toyota is no doubt looking over its shoulder at the widely publicized Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid scheduled to be introduced late 2010. If the Prius brand is to retain its image as the most fuel efficient vehicle in America, it will have to adopt plug-in technology. Depending on the economy and the price of gas, expect to see these cars in dealerships in the second half of 2010.