Monday, March 28, 2016

What We Know About Prius Prime

2017 Prius Prime
-Toyota estimated 120 MPGe
-Toyota estimated 22 miles of EV range
-EV only speeds of up to 84 MPH
-Similar MPG performance to the new fourth generation Prius
-11.6 touch screen embedded in dash (better quality screen than other Priuses)
-Available HUD
-Toyota Safety Sense (pre-collision braking, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic cruise, full stop technology, rear cross traffic alert)
-8 airbags
-Prius Prime is 2.4" longer and .6" wider than previous generation
-Quad LED headlghts
-Backup camera
-Aluminum hood
-Carbon fiber hatch
-11.3 gallon gas tank
-Total gas and EV range, estimated by Toyota at over 600 miles
-A new HSD system with between 30 and 50% new and different parts compared to the 4G Prius
-8.8 kWh lithium battery pack (exact chemistry or manufacture source not yet disclosed)
-New dual motor drive system
-120V charging takes 5.5 hours, less than half that for 240V
-1.8 liter Atkinson cycle motor, same as other 4G models with 40% thermal efficiency
-Four seat cabin
-Increased sound insulation
-Electric compressor on HVAC system and new heat pump
-Remote heating and cooling
-Center gauges are 4.2" TFT MFD, user adjustable content
-Wireless Qi charging for phones
-Entune
-Prius Prime apps to remotely manage vehicle charging, track and compare MPG, locate charging stations and more
-JBL GreenEdge audio
-USB 2.0 port
-Intelligent Parking Assist 
-Intelligent clearance sonor
-Late fall 2016 delivery

Not all features will be available on all models. Packages still being determined.

Images courtesy of Toyota.

I'm working on my thoughts and video. Look for that very soon.