Toyota unveiled the all-new Prius hybrid sedan. Prius originally debuted in 1997 is the world’s first mass produced hybrid car.
With a 2.0-liter Plug-in Hybrid System, the new Prius, built on Toyota’s second-generation TNGA chassis, offers much enhanced acceleration and quietness over the outgoing model. While keeping the same degree of fuel efficiency as the previous model, the Dynamic Force Engine and lithium-ion batteries combine to produce 223 PS of peak power. The new Prius accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in about 6.7 seconds. A new 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery is added, extending EV range.
The new Prius, which is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture’s (TNGA) second-generation GA-C platform, has a coupe-like appearance and is lighter than the outgoing model. The cabin is roomy and uses the Prius’ new “Island Architecture” structure for a clean and roomy interior. While screens and controls are placed for maximum usability, the lower seating position gives the vehicle a sportier sensation.
The usability, look, and cabin comfort are prioritized in a newly designed instrument panel, which also prioritizes a clear layout with less obstruction of the driver’s forward vision. The instrument panel illumination is connected to Toyota Safety Sense notifications and communicates alerts through color changes. It combines a discrete, lower central screen with slim air conditioning controls.
Toyota Safety Sense is standard in all Prius grades. The new Prius features Advanced Park (with remote function), panoramic view moonroof, solar charging system, two 100 VAC / 1,500 W accessory power outlets and offered in total eight body colors.