This past March, and the latest evolution of the IMA system, Honda launched to great fanfare the new model Insight. With a base price of around 20,000 Euro (15, 500, 20 Indian Rupee), was announced as the first hybrid then low cost … and Toyota seemed to tremble. In ecological selling first mass-produced hybrid model of history, the Toyota Prius attacked him where it hurt most, pure appearance. It was just a matter of waiting: the answer was ready.
Only months later, the third generation Toyota Prius fights harder than ever. To start lowering prices and, no doubt (then will see), which also advances in capacity, comfort and safety. However, what really distinguishes the Toyota Prius, which makes it different, is its character hybrid car. And, hence, the improvement is also notable because although basically provided the same system, with the redesign of a 90 percent Component Toyota has approved both consumption and lower emissions in its history: 3.9 l/100 km and 89 g / km of C02, figures 14 percent smaller than the previous generation and comparable only to the small Smart CDI. Amazing, considering that power also increases.
Features of Toyota Prius hybrid car
- Advances in capacity, comfort and safety
- 1.5 liter engine with 78 hp is passed to one of 1.8 and 99 hp, also 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle VVT-i
- Air cooling has a maximum voltage 650 V amplified
- New higher capacity batteries made ??by Panasonic.
- Available in white, Cream, black and Orange colours
The new Toyota Prius Price in USA, the heat engine, the fuel-now is a new bill. Of a 1.5 liter engine with 78 hp is passed to one of 1.8 and 99 hp, also 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle VVT-i variable valve timing. Optimized combustion chambers, crankshaft and valve train system also features a redesigned power management and with a new electric water pump only operates when the engine has caught the ideal temperature, what happens now much earlier.
Meanwhile, the electric motor of the new Toyota Prius also experienced significant improvements. Now, air cooling has a maximum voltage 650 V amplified and is capable of delivering up to 60 kW of power (equivalent to 82 hp, 14 more than before). Again and, unlike other hybrids like the Honda Insight , this engine can drive alone and from the start the new Toyota Prius , with the help of a 42 kW generator and new higher capacity batteries made ??by Panasonic. But it also helps in accelerating the engine.
With its gasoline engine and electric drive, the new Toyota Prius develops a combined output of 136 hp (previously 111) and superior performance: acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 10.4 seconds at 180 km / h speed maximum. In practice, and for two intense days of tours in Sweden for a first approach, the new Toyota Prius does not disappoint. Starts by electric mode button … and you have to believe it, because it sounds absolutely nothing. Yes, we step throttle and started to gain yards in absolute silence. If the battery level is optimal (it recharges quickly in braking and deceleration phases) can run with it in electric mode for up to a mile and almost 70 km / h.
The new Toyota Prius offers three driving modes. To ensure circular electric mode, we activate the EV-first option button and only suitable up to 50 km/h- , which completely disengage the gasoline engine whenever the level of battery charge advice. Otherwise it will not engage this mode. With the Eco mode -second choice-it works in combined use, giving priority to the electric motor movement when possible and adjusting throttle and climate change to lower energy expenditure.
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Review mechanical and new frame for the Toyota Prius. Reduce weight (1,370 kg) with the use of aluminum hood, tailgate, or brakes suspension arms, and the compact size of the hybrid system. The aerodynamic, with an elegant air pipe work under the floor, passing a Cx of 0.27 to a high 0.25.In jam, or stop at junctions or traffic lights, the new Toyota Prius active as previous generations Stop & Start system , stop-start engine, always an extremely soft, almost imperceptible, and very long even with the air conditioning high use. Thus, the duration of the detention, the consumption is reduced to zero.
Therefore, it is logical that saving the natural habitat of the Toyota Prius is the city, where no doubt more for the electric motor can be removed … but also a pleasant surprise road running. The electric drive support provides more power to push specific demands without increasing consumption. In addition, an automatic transmission CVT continuously variable and multi-speed (improved to get always the best speed of the combustion engine), and increased gasoline engine capacity (increases torque and allowed to circulate at lower engine speeds – to 120 km / h the motor runs at 2,180 rpm, 290 less than before), also contribute to savings like cheap used cars in Uganda, Africa.
Yes, in the new Toyota Prius should not abuse much the highest speed of the combustion engine looking for great acceleration, because the increase in loudness and loss of comfort will be higher than the performance benefit. If seeking maximum performance for safe overtaking or additions, a third and new way to use Power -third option allows you to leverage the full power of the Toyota Prius, with a change management faster and accelerator.
A road also emphasizes the greater poise won for the third generation Toyota Prius. In this sense the wider track-and -20 mm-revised suspension with McPherson front end with greater resistance to twisting and increased pivot angle, and a very simple rear optimized extensional flexibility and improve stability damping- high speed and ride comfort. In total, after our demanding and unfriendly jam-awesome tours in Stockholm, we find the evolution: more comfortable, the new Toyota Prius consumed only 4.5 l/100 km, a figure undoubtedly extraordinary.