The new Toyota gas-electric Prius hybrid not only comes with more power, acceleration and driving range. It’s also more stylish, scrapping the rather stodgy angular body for a sleekly futuristic look.
Speaking of the powertrain, the car gets a 2.0-litre Plug-in Hybrid system which delivers 223 Ps of maximum power and it can hit 100 kmph from a standstill in just 6.7 seconds.
Then there is a 2.0-litre Series Parallel Hybrid System which produces 193 Ps.
For features, the Toyota’s Prius comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof which allows in a lot of light to the cabin.
The PHEV models are equipped with a second-generation solar charging system which achieves a more efficient conversion of solar energy into electricity.
There are also two 100 VAC / 1,500 accessory power outlets, one at the back of the centre console and one in the cargo space.
Users can select the BEV external power supply mode, which uses power from the battery only without having to start the engine or the HEV external power supply mode.
This recharges the battery from the engine of the remaining power is low.
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