When the US market got the first Toyota Prius, a few years ago, the critics, and the reviewers, were pleased. Of course, the brand toyota is one of the best brands in the market that manufactures the best vehicle in town and when the brand announced Prius Prime, the market is waiting with bated breath.
The preview of the vehicle is surely out and the sleek design, speed, and performance of this new Hybrid-Plug in vehicle is worthy of notice and test drive. The vehicle will give an estimated MPG of 54/ 133MPGe. The stylish looks, front trims, Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS), and several other features shall make the Indian buyers look forward to the vehicle.
Toyota Prius Price in India
The Toyota Kirloskar is planning to bring out Toyota Prius at a price range of Rs. 38 lakhs to Rs. 39 lakhs tentatively.
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Toyota Prius Release Date in India
The Indian subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation is coming up with the latest Toyota Prius in 2017 January.
Toyota Prius Interior
The interiors of the hybrid plug-in vehicle are going to stun you as much as the exteriors. The plush interiors, seats, and the infotainment in all the models, especially of the advanced model, are going to make you love your car even more. Prius Prime is going to add several feathers on its cap with features like the 133MPGe approximately, which is a plus.
The car’s popularity will be because of its flexibility to help the drivers take it for long and short daily trips with ease. The EV mode, the Remote AC system, heated steering wheel, fabric heated seats, the illuminated vanity mirrors, auto dimming rear view mirrors, storage compartments, and cup holders are all features in the inside, which shall make the vehicle a top choice for those who love comfort as much as the performance.
You would not get a really big infotainment screen here in Prius’s 2017 model if you are looking for it. There are various types of mirrors that Toyota wants to offer – heated mirrors, Passenger illuminated visor mirrors and others. The vehicle offers various other safety features too like the Stability control, traction control and brake assist besides coming with airbags for the driver and the passengers.
Toyota Prius Colors
Toyota Prius shall come in seven colors – White Pearl Crystal Shine, Midnight Black, Silver Metallic, Hypersonic Red, Sea Glass, Blue Crush, and Abyss Grey Metallic. These three shall suit different buyers and since each of these colors look grand, you shall feel good driving in any of these three colors.
Toyota Prius Seating Capacity
There is a sufficient room for seating four people in the Prius. The elbow room and the head room is also perfect for those who do not wish to sit cramped inside the cabin.
Toyota Prius Mileage
Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive System offers to give the driver smooth performance. The EV mode drive shall be suitably comfortable for Indian roads. The fuel economy rating is 133MPGe, which is one of the best in the market, and the Prius is also offering a maximum electric range of up to 22 miles.
Toyota Prius Top Speed
The electric powered-Hybrid Prius shall offer an impressive speed of 84mph. The aerodynamics of the vehicle shall get due credit to reach this number.
Toyota Prius Features
The entire Hybrid Plug-in Toyota Prius Prime is going to be a stunner and there are plenty of things to look at while looking. The exteriors and the variants that are going to enter the market are all going to make you take a double take and check it out. The plethora of applications and controls in the Prius is going to be something that will wow you on first look.
The fact that Toyota has come up with a new and improved model of the popular Prius itself should be a signal to all the automobile fans. The car shall get features of being a little longer and shall come with an aluminum hood along with the carbon-fiber liftgate.
The Toyota Safety Sense TMP guarantees sufficient numbers of features like anti-collision, pedestrian detection, Automatic High beams, Steering Assist, and Full Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) among others.
Toyota Prius Boot Space
Toyota Prius Prime devotes a lot of space in the cargo area for the battery. This could be a complaint that many people might have. Still those who are still happy with limited space, shall find around 27.4 cu ft of cargo area to lug around.
Toyota Prius Specification
As you check the front of Toyota Prius Prime, you shall not be able to miss the trendy LED headlights, which has given a good room to the front grille. There is not much of flimsy design otherwise on the front bumper to distract your attention from the vehicle. The Toyota Prius 2017 will have grille shutters for aerodynamics that shall make you look forward to sit behind the wheel once at least for test drive.
Toyota is full with features and highly advanced technology besides the ones, which were already there in the previous model. The brand’s Toyota Safety Sense TMP is there besides the hybrid plug in battery, which powers up the vehicle well enough.
The Hybrid Synergy Drive System is one of the top-notch tech pieces to bring in speed and performance to the CVT transmission engine. The car shall get full energy in 5.5 hours, which is sufficient for a long drive. The fuel tank shall hold around 11.3 gallons of fuel to give good backup to the vehicle on any given day.
Toyota Prius Models
Toyota is launching Prius in three models – Prius Plus, Prius Premium, and Prius Advanced. The Prius Plus will have all the basic technicalities like the TSS-P, QUAD LED Projector Headlights, and Smart Push button start features.
The Prius Premium shall have 11.6 -inch HD Multimedia display, Qi compatible wireless smartphone charging among other features. The Prius Advanced shall have additional features like the Color Headup Display or HUD, Blind Spot Monitor, Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS), and Integrated LED fog lights among other features.
Toyota Prius Dashboard
The first striking feature on the dashboard in the upcoming Toyota Prius is going to be the 11.6 inch HD infotainment system. There are features like the pinch and swipe, along with many others. The Entune App would integrate several other apps and shall help in easing the driving experience.
You shall get keyless entry, Steering wheel audio controls, adjustable steering wheel, and cargo shade. The Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite, six speakers, USB 2.0 port, with iPod Connectivity, and hands-free phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth and the AM/FM cache radio make the vehicle a trendy one for those who love fun and drive.
Toyota Prius Engine
Toyota promises the buyers and drivers a lot of distance and whether it is the battery or the 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle, four-cylinder gasoline’s engine, the brand keeps the promise. The two motors MG1 and MG2 make up for top speed and performance on the road.
For the regular hybrid, it gives 53 to 55mpg on highways and city roads and the PHEV mode gives 124MPGe. Power and torque are equally interesting. The car promises to give around 640 miles on full battery on any given day. This is interesting since the emission is low in the hybrid mode too.
Toyota Prius BHP
The hybrid Toyota Prius gives a horsepower of 121, which is quite good for those who love speed and without consuming too much of power. Reach from 0-60 mph in 10.5 seconds easily.
Toyota Prius Cruise Control
The dynamic cruise control is perfect for all types of roads and in India, you shall need to have this in your car. The Toyota Prius has full-speed Dynamic Cruise Control,which is one of the reasons to fall in love with the vehicle.
Toyota Prius Dimensions
Toyota Prius comes at a length of 4,540mm, width of 1760mm, and a height of 1470mm.
Toyota Prius Ground Clearance
The vehicle will offer a ground clearance of 5.7”, which is good for those bumpy roads to your weekend gateway.
Toyota Prius Exterior
The Toyota Prius scores high on looks and we shall not complain. That tail light or the front façade, and the stylish trim, makes one long for such a stylish car. The buyer shall get LED DRL with on/off feature, LED Taillights, and stop lights, heated power mirrors with folding feature, 15” 5-spoke alloy wheels are also what shall remind you of the Toyota Prius’s previous model. The roof-mounted antennae, the sunroof, and the low bi-LED low projector headlamps are what you shall find in this latest Toyota Prius.
Toyota Prius is one of the most stylized sedans that have made a comeback with this Liftback model. Hence, the automaker has come with all the necessary features, and with many features and specs. Besides these features and specs, the buyers shall also be able to go for upgrades any time. The roof pillars, and the door panels in shiny and textured black are going to make the buyers interested in this sporty vehicle.
source : thecarconnection.com