For all of you around the world who are interested in eco-oriented transportation, maybe I can suggest an appropriate vehicle. This car has been presented last March in New York, and the name of the model is the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. We all know that Japanese manufacturer is the “world’s hybrid leader” thanks to its well known qualities, the new 2017 model is no exception, thus, it comes with the latest safety and convenience features. Its new look is certainly refreshing, the interior is enriched with advanced tech features and its high MPGe figures are great news for the potential customers. The competition in the green car market is tough and strong, I can mention rivals such as the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion Energi or Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, and which model will be the most successful, time will tell.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Redesign
The outer appearance of the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime reveals a car with powerful character lines and recognizable Prius spirit. At the beginning of the review, I said that the new 2017 model comes with some exterior changes. The front fascia is upgraded. There we can notice horizontal quad LED headlights. I cannot forget LED wing-shaped taillights and daytime running lights. Compared with the older model, the new edition is 2.4 inches longer. Also, the new car is 0.8-inch lower and 0.6 inches wider. Additionally, it comes with an aluminum hood and we can find plenty of high-strength steel. And on the end, I must mention a carbon-fiber liftgate. These features are here to improve its aerodynamic efficiency.
The interior design of the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is roomy, the car can accommodate four passengers and a pleasant ride is guaranteed. Inside the cabin we can find 11.6-inch infotainment screen. I must also mention dual 4.2-inch color TFT multi-information displays, heated front seats and navigation. Automatic climate control, Bluetooth music streaming and a Qi wireless charging is also a part of the standard equipment. As for the security problems, the new 2017 model features lane departure warning with steering assist, rear cross-traffic warning and pedestrian detection. The new Prime will have blind-spot monitor, eight airbags and much more.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Engine
Beneath the hood, the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is powered by a gasoline engine and electric motor. The gasoline engine is a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and the battery pack has an 8.8-kWh capacity. It offers 120 MPGe in EV mode. While in EV mode, the car reaches a top speed of 84 miles per hour. And on the end, I must mention that this hybrid can cover up to 22 miles on battery power alone.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will hit the market this fall. The starting price of the 2017 model will be around $30,000.