Toyota Prius Plug-in is the 2012 Urban Green Vehicle image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota managed to grab the 2012 Urban Green Vehicle award for its 2012 Prius Plug-in, after being selected from the finalists by an independent panel of automotive journalists who had to review several cars and trucks in the North American urban settings.

“We are pleased with the recognition of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in as a well-designed, smart and attainable vehicle, especially in an urban environment. We’re confident that the Prius Plug-in’s extended electric range, selectable EV mode, expected 87 MPGe and quick home charging are among the features that helped Toyota secure this distinction”, said the vice president of Toyota product communications at Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Jim Colon.

The Toyota Prius Plug-in will also be among the winners and finalists to be honored at the Annual Urban Wheel Awards on Sunday, January 8 2012, in Detroit, hosted by the EDEF (Emergin Diversity Education Fun).

“This is the Prius everyone has been waiting for. Endowing the world’s favorite hybrid with the ability to run purely on electric power for significant distances and recharge itself from an AC outlet remade and exceptional urban green car into ideal urban green car”, said the editor-in-chief of the Decisive magazine, Conrad Bell.

The Japanese automaker managed to sell over one million Prius models in the United States since the first generation of the vehicle was introduced back in 2000 and the Prius Plug-in is joining the Prius Liftback and the new Prius v in Toyota’s lineup.