Since recently, introduced, new generation Prius, has not brought a satisfactory outcome, Toyota has made this model even better. We can think of it as a standalone model, or just as a special variant of the base model. 2017 Toyota Prius Prime presented to the audience at the New York Auto Show. In short, it is the most advanced hybrid ever in Toyota’s model line up. According to the company, a worthy opponent this model on the market does not have. And after the presentation, there were those who wondered whether people will buy this car?
Experience with the base model Prius, for the company was great and very important lesson. The reason for any attack on the hybrid model, is the reaction of those who fear him. Models who neglect the existence of the oil industry, present a danger for them. Although not SUV, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, its trump see to the minimum fuel consumption, and increased range crossing only on electric drive.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Specs
It was not enough just to improve propulsion system. Toyota’s 2017 Prius Prime done visually different to the Prius model. Altered the dimension of the front or rear of the vehicle. New Prius Prime is bigger than a standard Prius model. 6 cm longer, 1.5 cm wider and 2.5 cm lower. Increase of dimensions not changed the configuration in the interior, because the new model is intended to drive four people. Visual changes, the audience commented as very handsome and sophisticated.
What attracts much more attention than the appearance of the vehicle is the fact that the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime consumes only 1.4 liters of fuel per 100 km. Solely on electric drive, the vehicle exceeds 22 miles at a speed of 135 km/h. The total autonomy of the vehicle is 600 miles, or 965 km. Which means that this car during the day there is no need to visit the gas station. The hybrid system of the Prius model Prime, makes 1.8 L Atkinson motor and lithium-ion batteries of 8 kW. The batteries can be charged both on the dedicated cells, as well as at home. The time from five hours to be shortened even three times if batteries are charging the cells. The emission of harmful gases, in this model is 32 grams of CO2 per km.
In addition to the standard package of equipment from the base Prius model, which includes the Toyota Safety Sense system, the new Prius Prime 2017 will possess a number of other functions. 11.6 – inch multimedia system is what attracts the greatest attention in the interior of the vehicle. The latest technological achievements have largely been applied in all new models, notably the Japanese auto industry.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime will be released in the fall of 2016 to US market. Price is not yet known. Some sources however state that the price will not deviate significantly from the price of a standard Prius model.