Toyota says new Prius Prime Hybrid comes with improved battery pack which ensures more power and cruising range
Toyota showcased Prius Prime hybrid at Paris Motor Show. The Toyota Prius Prime showcased at Paris Motor Show looks sleek and lively. It looks very much stylish and bears Toyota’s new design language.
In terms of design, the Prius Prime features sleek four-LED adaptive headlamps, a black large and aggressive front grille, vertically positioned LED daytime running lights. Also the bold multi-spoke alloy wheels, nicely curved roofline, floating roof design, shark-fin antenna, wide and unique shaped sleek LED taillight make the car attractive. The car is based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which makes it lightweight and therefore fuel efficient.
Also Toyota claims that, all new Prius Prime is 60% is improved in terms of torsional rigidity and 0.25 drag co-efficient as well. So far, the design has improved the aerodynamic efficiency apart from giving the car a stylish sleek appearance. Dimensionally, the Prius Prime measures 4,645mm in length, 1,760mm in width and 1,470mm in height. Therefore it is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor.
Inside the cabin it offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, 4.2-inch colour dual Multi-Information Display (MID), panoramic sunroof. Most interesting part of this car is the powertrain, which has been improved to offer more cruising range. Toyota claims that, the new car can run up to 50km in all-electric mode, while it runs 100km with just 1-litre petrol.
Power comes from a 1.8-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol engine combined with dual electric motors and a 8.8kWh battery pack. Toyota claims, its EV power has been increased by 83%. The battery volume has been increased from 87-litre to 145-litre, while the battery power has been doubled from 4.4kWh. The battery takes 3 hours and 10 minutes to get fully charged, and also it gets a fast charging system, which charges the battery to fullest in 2 hours.
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