More economy on new Toyota Prius

Category: Hot Car News

It is difficult to believe, but first hybrid copy Toyota Prius debuted in the world market in 1997. After twelve years the Japanese concern has presented on a motor show in Detroit the third generation of hybrid model Toyota Prius.

Though hatchback Toyota Prius has kept the recognised design and is still completed with batteries NiMH, Toyota it was possible to create almost absolutely new model. Third generation Toyota Prius differs the special profitability, reached thanking better hybrid system on 90 %. On the average on 100 kms the car uses 4,7 l of fuel. The car is more economic than first model Prius on 25 %. This indicator managed to achieve all for 12 years.

The following generation of a hybrid hatchback is completed 1.8 l with the petrol motor power of 98 h.p. Present version Prius has under a cowl the 70-strong engine in volume of 1.5 l. Dispersal to first “hundred” at the car occupies hardly more than 10 sec, that for a hybrid result quite worthy. Dynamics of the car managed to be improved at the expense of installation of more powerful engine and modernised hybrid system Hybrid Synergy Drive, it is spoken in the official press release.

The novelty allows to use three modes of driving: EV, Eco and Power. The first mode is provided for driving on low speeds only on energy of batteries. Eco provides the best fuel consumption, and mode Power will approach fans to arrange sometimes races from a traffic light to a traffic light.

As an option on Toyota Prius it is possible to establish light-emitting diode headlights which consume less electric power, than standard optics. The transparent roof with additional solar batteries which will ensure functioning of ventilation is at additional expense accessible also.

Third generation Toyota Prius will go on sale in the spring of this year in Japan and the USA. Hardly later the model will disperse on the markets of other countries of the world.