Old Tech But New Appearance Of 2017 Model Year Prius

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Gala premiere of a brand new 2017 model year Toyota Prius took place at an automotive Congress in America. The latest version of the Prius has become the highlight of the model year and gained even more dynamic and aggressive look. Automotive critics have noted the great similarity of the new car with Toyota electric car on hydrogen power – Mirai.

When potentially you can actually buy a Prius and the actual prices yet classified by the Toyota Company.

Since the end of November 2016 in Japan began implementation of a Prius, and after in the other markets.

New Toyota Prius price is supposed to rage from $25 000 up to $35 000.

Update: Pricing for US market revealed, starting from $25,570 up to $30,900 for high-end trims.

Spaceship Design

The Prius has a recognizable streamlined design, sharp features front and rear optics, and even still the layout of the body with aggressive format. The exterior of the car has suffered a number of design innovations.

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2017 MY Toyota Prius is developed on an improved platform, characterized by a low center of gravity and improved reliability the simplicity. When designing the hybrid hull used lightweight alloys of metals are characterized by sufficient rigidity, allowing to protect the driver and improve maneuverability.

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Also, changed the rear suspension in the semi, came fully independent. Fuel consumption, thanks to the innovative engine, is reduced by ten percent and should not exceed more than five liters per 100 km. The engine presented here is a petrol one and eight liters and an electric drive. Engine power will be about a hundred and fifty horse powers.

Update: Toyota Prius for 2017 model year features updated hybrid powertrain producing 121 HP combined power (gasoline engine plus electric motors), based on the same 1.8L Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine, producing 95 HP. The fuel efficiency rated by EPA as 50 mpg in highway, and 54 mpg combined cycle.

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The dimensions of the New Toyota Prius designers is slightly enlarged. Machine length increased by six cm, and the width increased to values of about one meter seven hundred sixty centimeters. Clearance of transport will be lower by half an inch, which will improve the controlling of transport by reducing the air flow passing from the bottom of the car.

The first vehicle is done using several variations of the batteries, for the ordinary version of the Prius and energy-efficient – Prius Yoko. Also a new variation of the Toyota Prius will be more safe for driving due to the following innovations: the Automatic decrease of speed with danger of collision. Warning about collision. Support to maneuver. Automatically turn on far light of headlights. Improved device support speed.

Update: Fuel-efficient version of the car named Prius Eco in the US market, features 58 mpg city rate.

All-new Interior

Toyota Prius interior also promises to surprise fans of this hybrid, as it is designed more unique. All internal equipment, including two display placed in the middle of the front panel, there are new design steering wheel and console.

The interior design of the new generation Toyota Prius, of course, as futuristic and fantastic, like the look of the hybrid. On top of the center dashboard mounted digital multi-function instrument panel that provides the driver all necessary information, on a wide Central console color touch screen multimedia system, just below the block of management of climatic installation and provide button activation of auxiliary functions.

More Space

Original and stylish designers have designed the area of the transmission control of the vehicle with a vertical platform for placement of direction control joystick, Parking brake button and Drive Mode and EV Mode buttons, and an place on a central tunnel, which is induction charging smartphones (just put the phone down and it charging).

The driver’s and front passenger’s seats are comfortable, but despite its brave look (an anatomical profile backrest, pronounced side bolsters support) do not provide adequate support in turns. It is gratifying that the front row seats enough for people with growth under 190 cm. Interesting, sitting on the rear seat passengers will not complain about the lack of legroom, but the ceiling is the top of the prop to have. All because of the dome roof, starting rapid decline right over the rear seats.


2017 Toyota Prius
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection, Atkinson cycle, 2 AC electric motors
Displacement 1.8L
Power/torque 95 HP (121 HP combined); 105 lb-ft
Transmission CVT automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Length 178.7 in
Height 58.1 in
Passenger volume 92 cu ft
Cargo volume 25 cu ft
Performance
0-60 10.5 sec
Top speed 114 mph
PRICE RANGE: $25,570-$30,900 (est)
Competitors: Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai Ioniq, Honda CR-Z

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  • Safety4.7
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.4
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy5
Summary

Long-waited Toyota Prius hybrid successor is shocking people by its design, controversal futuristic look and questionable ergonomics. Is it better than previous generaton? We will find out when it will be released.

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