Toyota, the Japanese car producer is all geared up to broadcast the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime in late 2016. The carmaker proclaims that the next gen Prius will have a plethora of re-enforced features. Nathan Kokes, the communications manager at Toyota believes these changes will maximise the energy efficiency of the vehicle to a great extent. Furthermore he adds that it will have a very Tesla like move.
Toyota first gave a sneak-peek of the Prime at the New York Auto Show in March 2016. However, now it’s giving the hybrid, its west coast unveiling at Disrupt SF 2016 ahead of the official full release.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Specs
2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an improvised take on the brand’s popular hybrid, with more emphasis on the EV aspects of the automobile. Furthermore it boasts a battery with double the driving capacity and many more interesting tweaks. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime boasts a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with an electric drive motor. And an enormous 8.8 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack.
In a solo charge, the battery can thrust the car for up to 22 miles at 84 mph, enough for a regular travel. When the battery saps, the vehicle reverts to hybrid mode to conserve electricity and reuse it. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will comprise a seating arrangement for five people and a hatchback for cargo, offering a bounty of usable space.
A CNET report reveals that the car will also have TNGA – Toyota New Global Architecture. Additionally, this vehicle will be much lighter. This will be a consequence of using special supplies such as carbon fiber for the back hatch, aluminum for the top and high-tensile strength steel throughout the shaft.
The first thing that will come to anyone’s notice will be the huge 11.6-inch infotainment screen fixed on the center. Furthermore, on the top of this vast screen is a dual 4.2 inch color TFT screen that shows essential car info. Info such as velocity, distance covered and gas.
For alleviating accidental incidents and occupant safety, buyers can opt for Toyota Safety Sense package. The effective safety technology comprises pedestrian recognition with automatic braking, vigorous radar cruise control, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic warning.
A Musical Ransom
The Japanese automaker anticipates to have a USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control for this particular vehicle. iPhone users can also utilize Siri with Eyes Free mode for enhanced car assistance.
Music lovers will totally relish this Hybris’s elective finest Entune sound system. A system with 10 JBL GreenEdge speakers built up in six different locations.
Furthermore, there's Entune Media bundle with an AM/FM radio pause feature, HD Radio, weather and traffic update and 3-month free subscription of SiriusXM. A true musical ransom.
2017 Toyoto Prius Prime will hit dealerships in the fall of 2016. Nevertheless, Toyota is yet to expose the price range of the car. However considering all the amazing features this grandeur has to offer, a minimum of $30,000 can be forecasted. Toyota, the Japanese car producer will reveal the exact pricing and availability soon. However, for now this automobile is a potentially great choice for an EV curious clientele who want to keep a foot plant in the conventional gas-powered car monarchy.