Advanced safety and driving support systems. New Generation Toyota Prius Safety Sense, the latest active safety package with advanced and improved functions, is standard on the all-new Prius grade. The range of detectable items has been expanded even further.
- The fifth generation Prius gets a sharper design with sporty styling.
- Based on Toyota’s second generation TNGA platform.
- There are two strong-hybrid and one plug-in hybrid powertrain option.
- Gets vehicle-to-load functionality and the plug-in hybrid variant also gets a solar charging system.
- The plug-in hybrid powertrain produces 223PS and takes 6.7 seconds to reach 100kmph.
There is a specific stereotype associated with the Prius whenever one thinks of it. Probably because of its bland looks and driving dynamics that didn’t appeal to anyone. But things are set to take a turn as the new generation Prius has been introduced in Japan with a new and improved hybrid powertrain along with new styling cues.
The overall look of the new generation Toyota Prius is somewhere between an evolution and a revolution of the older model. We say this because the changes are many and extensive, giving it a sporty outlook, the swooping design is still like a Prius – we say it with a good intention.
The raised sloping bonnet carries cues from the previous-gen model but the new C-shaped headlights are sharper and sleeker. The profile is perhaps the best angle to view the new Prius with its clean lines and a sloping roofline, which meets a straight rear end.
The 19-inch wheels complement the wheel arches well and the suddenly upright rear end makes it look like a crossover. The sloping roofline merges into the boot lip spoiler, below which are the single strip tail lights that span the rear width of the car.
The design of the cabin is clean and follows an all-black theme with a contrasting red stripe outlining the dashboard. The steering wheel is thick and chunky with two spokes – perhaps the only chunky element inside the cabin which gets bigger screens for infotainment and driver’s display like Toyota’s bZ pure electric vehicles.
Toyota has equipped the new generation Toyota Prius with the latest ADAS features along with enhanced functionality with the help of an increased range of detectable objects. It also has a vehicle-to-load function that allows it to power external equipment using the vehicle’s battery. Remote functionality operated by a dedicated mobile application is offered to perform small manoeuvres, especially convenient when parking in tight spaces.
The fifth-generation Prius is based on Toyota’s second-generation TNGA platform and gets three hybrid powertrain options, including two pure-hybrid and one plug-in hybrid powertrain. The former gets an electric motor paired with either the 1.8-litre petrol or the larger 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 140PS and 193PS respectively.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain includes a 2-litre petrol unit with a larger battery pack than the current model, which Toyota claims offers a 50 per cent increase in EV-only driving range. The combined output of this powertrain is 223PS and it takes 6.7 seconds to accelerate to 100 kmph on the speedo.
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