Toyota’s new car Toyota Prius Prime had topped customers’ expectations. The Prius looks very promising for the car industry, Toyota being estimated to sell over one hundred thousand cars. This enormous number is split between 3 models: the entry-level Prius C, The wavy-whacky new Prius, and the wagonoid Prius V. Starting with next year, Toyota will issue on the market another Prius, called Prius Prime.
The Toyota Prius Prime will have a carbon-fiber trunk made in Japan at Toyota’s Motomachi factory. This new Prius is called Prime because Toyota tried to implement their best features to obtain top performance and best efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime is one step closer to fuel economy and electric driving, considering the last model.
This new model has a double capacity of the battery. The battery pack of 8.8-k Wh, 95-cell explains the 265 pounds of 365-pound weight gain since the regular Prius. There is also a change of the capacity of the cargo, being reduced to 4.8 or 7.6 cubic feet.
The plug-in model allows its owner to use electric driving up to 25 miles, ten miles further than the last hybrid. The battery is replenished with the help of a smaller, but yet a higher-powered charger available at the board of the car. The device charges the battery even faster than in the case of PHEV.
The Toyota Prius Prime has better highway and city ratings than the Volt model, measuring more than ten mpg. The Prius figure topping of 124 MPGe is the proof that this car overcomes the Volt which registers 106 MPGe. The features of the car can be discovered and used depending on the way you drive it. The four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle of 95-hp 1.8-liter overruns Prius’ liftback.
In the past, the segmentation of the work was very well delimited. One motor was driving the wheels. Meanwhile, the other one handled starting the engine and charging the battery. That is the reason why the new Toyota Prius Prime has been equipped with a one-way clasp on the motor.
Are you excited enough about the features of this new Toyota Prius prototype? Would you be curious to take the car for a test drive?
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