New Hybrid Toyota Prius Prime 2017, prices and equipment

At the New York International Auto Show 2016, the premiere of the rechargeable version of Toyota Prius 4, received the prefix to the name of Prime. What is remarkable, for this modification of the Japanese great redrew the design model. In general, the design of the new Prius has turned on the fan. But the Toyota Prius plug-in-hybrid 2017 looks much more interesting source. It completely changed the front, changing the design of head optics, grille and bumper. A stern Toyota Prius PHEV, and will at all difficult to confuse with any other car due lanterns incredible shape. Rear bumper, by the way, was also subjected to audit. Inside, rechargeable hybrid and some changes have occurred. The architecture of the front panel in the Toyota Prius Prime (2017) has not changed, but the screen infotainment system on the center console has increased to an impressive 11.6 inches diagonally. Front row seats for some reason deprived of the center seat, leaving only the two side chairs.
The main technical filling in the new Toyota Prius Prime is the same as the regular version. The movement pattern results in a 1.8-liter petrol engine capacity of 98 hp (142 Nm), which makes 72-horsepower (163 Nm) electric motor. But under intense acceleration generator and begins to play the role of an additional electric motor. Thrust is transmitted to the wheels through a stepless variator. But the battery is completely different – the lithium-ion capacity of 8.8 kWh (on the predecessor was 4.4 kWh), while the standard version – 1.3 kWh (nickel hydride) or 0.75 (lithium). In its full charge voltage of network 110 required 5.5 hours and at 240 – half. The company reported that the pure electric Toyota Prius Prime 2016 is able to overcome about 35 kilometers at a speed of 145 km/h (machine previous generation could only 18 km away), but it is still lower than that of competitors in the face of the Hyundai Ioniq (50 km) and the Chevrolet Volt 2 (85 km). The total reserve of a fully charged battery and tucked under the lid 42.8 liter tank claimed 965 kilometers, so that the average rate would be about 4.4 liters per hundred. In this case the manufacturer assures that more than half of Americans can and do get from home to work and back without spending a drop of gasoline. Sales of the new Toyota Prius Prime in the United States will start in the autumn of 2016, the price is not specified. The standard equipment of the hybrid includes eight airbags, climate control (you can remotely control it using the Prius Prime Apps applications), navigation, heated front seats, feature wireless charging for smartphones and complex security systems Toyota Safety Sense. For an extra charge available seats imitation leather upholstery, color head-up display, automatic parking system, JBL audio system with 10 speakers and so on.

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