We have 13 plug-in hybrids on the U.S market and one of them is Toyota Prius. The most recent 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in will be named “Prime” and it will replace the current Prius Plug-in Hybrid. As we know, Toyota Company is “world’s hybrid leader and they justified our expectations with the latest model as well. The previous Prius finished manufactured in June of 2015, but now this model is back, offering more MPGe, the extraordinary look, and more standard features. According to Toyota, the anticipated model is the best-equipped Prius in the model’s history. Toyota also says that this model offers the highest MPGe than any other plug-in hybrid on the market. This claim is certainly a very good thing for the latest model. Continue reading the following review and you will find out and learn more interesting things about the approaching model.
2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in – Luxury and Elegance Design:
The exterior design of the forthcoming 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in is very attractive and it is guided by the principals of minimum air resistance. Of course, there is going to be some redesigns on its exterior and if you look more carefully there’s a bit superfluous styling thrown n here and there. Probably the most noticeable and most important visual change is the front fascia. Here we can see that the flat quad LED headlights are in line too upright daytime running lights. We can also find LED technology in the wing-shaped taillights. A small, rectangular fog lights are located on the sides of the bumper and this fact will certainly improve road vision in tough wheatear condition. The future 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in is going to have the 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels. When it comes to dimensions, the approach plug-in is 2.4 inches longer, 0.6 inches and about one inch lower than its predecessor.
Inside the cabin, the resulting 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in has very futuristic interior design. The first thing you notice when you get inside is very big 11.6 inches’ infotainment touchscreen display located in the center of the dashboard. Above this display, you can find the smaller ones or a more precisely dual 4.2-inch color TFT multi-information display that provides some important information about the vehicle. The cabin is spacious and a bit increased compared to the earlier model, so we can expect extra cargo space. Some of the available equipment inside the cabin includes SofTex leatherette upholstery, Entune sound system with 10 speakers located in 6 different locations, HD Radio, dual-zone climate control, very supportive front seats, USB, Bluetooth, wireless, and many others.
2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in – Under the Hood:
The most recent model will use Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology which combines an electric motor and a gasoline engine trough the planetary-type continuously variable transmission system. For the full charge you need 5 and half hours, but if you want to charge it on 240-volt that time is cut in half. The capacity of the battery is higher than in the previous model and it is going to be 8.8-kWh. Furthermore, the internal combustion engine is the same as before or more precisely a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder. Altogether, the latest 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in offers 120 MPGe and that is a very good improvement compared to the previous model, around 26%. On electric drive only, you can drive it for 22 miles.
2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in – Dispatch Date and Price Expected:
The release date of the upcoming model will be by the end of 2016. We don’t know its starting price; actually, that information is currently unavailable. But considering all the equipment, the price for this model should start from around $30.000, or perhaps a bit over. Some of its main rivals are Ford Fusion Energi and Chevrolet Volt.