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Have you ever had a cronut? These crispy fried pastries meld the tender flakiness of a croissant with the deep fried decadence of a doughnut, creating a sweet treat thatís unlike anything else in your bakerís display case. Go ahead and try to find something similar. Even on a good day, that soggy, week-old baklava heís been hawking is a poor substitute.
Twenty-odd years ago, Toyota began developing a cronut of its own, an automotive half breed that blends the attributes of a traditional gasoline-powered car with the those of an electric vehicle. By combining an internal-combustion engine with a high-capacity battery pack and an electric motor, they essentially invented the modern hybrid. Like a delicious half-breed pastry, the companyís Prius was born.