Information released by Toyota Motor Corp. regarding its substantially upgraded ’04 Prius puts Toyota another step ahead in the hybrid-vehicle competition. All-new ’04 Prius approaches mid-size proportions and promises marked performance improvements. The ’04 Prius is larger, has more power, uses higher voltage, has less aerodynamic drag, better performance and a 15% better fuel economy rating. Toyota suggests the new Prius’ fuel economy now is about 55 mpg (4.3L/100 km) in ...

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