Prius Planet's Favourite Hybrid Introduction Advanced Technology 1.8-litre 2ZR-FXE engine
It features various advanced technologies such as the Atkinson- cycle, a cooled EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system, electric water pump and intake-side VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing – intelligent) to enhance fuel efficiency.
Careful shaping of the exterior and a focus on reducing air resistance helped achieve a top level in the world Cd figure of 0.25.
Supplies ample electricity to the motor, contributing to excellent acceleration performance.
A lightweight body and reducing the weight of various components contribute to the excellent fuel efficiency.
The adoption of a reduction gear contributed to enabling a lightweight, compact form for the high output motor.
Compact and lightweight, the high output battery supplies optimum electricity to the motor.
Power Control Unit
Optimises control of DC electricity from the battery and AC electricity for driving the motor and generator, and boosts battery voltage up to a maximum of 650V.
Features to help reduce power consumption include the LED tail and stop lamps and the highly efficient air conditioning system with Solar Ventilation.
Power Split Device
Integrated with the engine, motor and generator, it functions as an Electrically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission.
Increases the motor’s torque, producing excellent driving power, and contributing to the seamless acceleration.
Performance 3 Drive Modes - switch
The drive mode switch allows the driver to choose between 3 driving modes to suit their driving modes to suit their driving style: Power Mode, Eco Mode and EV (Electric Vehicle) Mode.
Expanding driving pleasure
In addition to its environmental credentials and exceptional fuel efficiency, the Prius free-flowing performance generates exhilaration, heightening your driving pleasure.
Optimising airflow management
Applying advanced aerodynamic theory, the design comprehensively took a considered approach to aerodynamic performance. It helped to shape the Prius unique design, contributing to fun-to-drive performance and outstanding fuel efficiency.
The HSD seamlessly combines the best characteristics and optimises operation of the highly efficient gasoline engine and powerful electric motor based on driving conditions, to deliver both smooth responsive driving performance and low fuel consumption and exhaust emmissions.
Reducing Weight and energy use
In addition to the HSD, every facet of the Prius was redefined to help enhance fuel efficiency. Besides reducing the vehicle weight as much as possible, we focused on reducing energy consumption by integrating various energy efficient technologies, such as those for power saving, throught the car.
Advantages of the Prius hybrid system.
<strong>Engine stop</strong> For excellent fuel efficiency, the engine automatically cuts out when the Prius is stopped in traffic. Even while driving, the engine will cut out in response to driving conditions. At start-up, the Prius drives only with the motor.
<br /><br /><strong>Regenerative brake system</strong> This system coordinates control with the compact, lightweight ECB (Electronically Controlled Brake System) to provide the optimum braking force relative to brake pedal operation, at the same time enabling highly efficient energy regeneration with the engine completely stopped.
<br /><br /><strong>Highly-efficient control</strong> To use the engine and the motor effectively in various driving conditions and speeds, it precisely integrates and controls their operation to realise optimum fuel efficiency and low emissions.
The excellent power generation of the motor combines with the 1.8-litre engine to endow the Prius with the acceleration performance associated with 2.4-litre class cars. In addition, careful attention paid to refining handling performance and driving stability contributes to driving pleasure.
Enhancing fuel efficiency extended far beyond optimising the performance of the newly-developed 1.8-litre hybrid system, to include enhancing the circulation efficiency of the air conditioning refrigerant and saving energy use through various technologies such as using an exhaust heat recovery system and reducing power consumption (Solar Ventilation System, the use of LED tail lamps, etc.). By all these measures, we also considered excellent practical fuel efficiency.
The key to reducing emissions is realising a very high level of fuel efficiency, to optimise performance while minimizing the emission of harmful substances including CO2 (Carbon Dioxide). Naturally, the Prius meets strict exhaust emissions regulations in various countries around the world.
Driving with the motor only, contributes to the quietness of the Prius, both for the occupants and peaceful surroundings. The optimum placement of noise-absorbing, noise-insulating and vibration-damping materials contribute to the excellent quietness of the cabin.
Exterior Agressive and Large Front Air dam
Agressive and Large Front Air Dam
15" Alloy Wheels
The Wheels project an image of agile driving performance
Stylish front headlights
The new Prius has projector type headlamps illuminating a crystal clear path ahead
The LED tail and stop lamps use significantly less power and have a very long life.
Electric Retract Door Mirrors
The electric retract door mirrors with side turn signal lamps clearly inform other drivers of your intentions.
Interior Head up Display
It projects various driving information on the lower windshield glass directly in front of the driver, minimizsing eye movement, In addition to manual setting, an automatic display luminosity function optimises the visibility of information.
The 5 inch screen of the Eco drive monitors show an array of information to support fuel-efficient driving. The drive mode switch allows the driver to choose between 3 driving modes to suit their driving style: Power Mode, Eco Mode and EV(Electric Vehicle) Mode.
Electronic shift lever
With light-touch operation, it automatically returns to the home position after shifting, enabling smooth shift operation. The Parking range switch lets the driver change to the parking range with one touch.
Center meter display
The touch tracer feature displays the switches integrated into the steering wheel in the meter, reducing the driver's eye movement while operating them.
Comfortable interior space
Attention to details and ample cabin space add awarm feeling of comfort
Safety ABS with EBD
Feel safe with the ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) which gives a stable braking performance in both regular and difficult conditions.
The System integrates and controls braking control such as VSC and ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution), the driving force control of TRC (Traction Control System), and EPS. For instance, when cornering on slippery roads, the system controls the amount of steering torque assist of the EPS by coordinating conventional functions such as VSC and TRC, to help realise excellent controllability and driving stability.
To help reduce the impact to occupants in a collision, the Prius is equipped with SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) driver airbag, SRS front passenger airbag, SRS driver knee airbag, SRS side airbags, and SRS curtain shield airbags.
In the event of rear-end collisions, front seats with Active Headrest contribute to reduction of neck impact by moving the headrest diagonally upwards cushioning both the head and back at the same time.
Projector Head Lamps
The new Prius has projector type headlamps illuminating a crystal clear path ahead. The vertical turn sign and fog lamp configuration giva a sporty feel. The LED tail and stop lamps, use significantly less power and have a very long life. Side turn signal lamps integrated into the door mirror clearly inform otherdrivers of your intentions.
Crash Safety body
It is comprised of a high integrity cabin with front and rear crumple zones that helps absorb impact energy in a collision. It also incorporates an omni-directional compatibility body structure that pursued the coexistence of vehicles of different weight and height in a collision, and a body structure to help reduce injury to pedestrians.
The highly efficient packaging is the product of the “minimum exterior, maximum interior” design, creating a spacious interior that can be enjoyed in all seats, together with ample luggage space.
The slim design of the front seatbacks contributes to the excellent knee room in the rear seats. Retractable saddle-type headrests on the rear seats enable good rear visibility.
A USB port and an auxillary audio jack allow portable music player connectivity. The touch panel of the audio system acts as the interface for the connected player, and also displays song information
Smart Entry with Push Start
When carrying the Electronic Key, all doors can be unlocked by simply gripping a door handle, and the hybrid system can be started by simply depressing the brake pedal and pushing the power switch.
The Prius features a JBL audio CD player with Bluetooth support, and Blutooth hands-free calling capability. The *-speaker sound system provides clear and enhanced sound in every seat. The system's touch panel and steering switches enable easy operation*.
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Hands-free calls require amobile phone with Bluetooth hands-free call support or a Bluetooth adapter(sold seperately). Check whether your phone is certified to work with the system. Please inquire at your local dealer for details.
Auto air conditioning system
The powerful performance of the compact lightweight system ensures quick cooling of the cabine. Its efficient use of power contributes to excellent fuel efficiency. It also features a pollen removal mode and clean air filter.
The back monitor improves safety by giving the driver arear view of the car. The rear camera ensures easy and smooth reversing while parking in a garage or during parallel parking*.
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*The back monitor shows a limited area. To help ensures safely, be sure to look at your surroundings before you proceed.
Platform and suspension system
It features a new platform to satisfy the vehicle's basic performance that includes collision safety, stability, controle and ride comfort, as well as aerodynamics. The platform combines with the suspension, which was optimised for roll rigidity and torsional rigidity, to provide a high level of stability, controle and ride comfort.
Utility Luggage space(for 3 sets of golf bags) Front passenger's seat upper box and glove box
Front cupholders and storage space under the center console Rear Cupholders Center Console Box with detachable upper tray Seating arrangements
Providing convinience and flexibility,the front seats recline for comfort, and the 60/40 split rear seats fold down to accommodate different combinations of passenger and luggage, and larger items.