2017 Toyota Prius Prime Specs & Features
One of the things we’re looking forward to the most this model year is without a doubt the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. A couple of years ago, the Prius Plug-in was discontinued from the lineup, but now it’s coming back as the highly-advanced Prius Prime. For the Prius Prime, the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive was completely redesigned to boost acceleration, improve fuel efficiency and provide a farther range than previous iterations.
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“At Toyota, we are reimagining and reengineering the automobile industry for the future of transportation – and when it arrives at our Toyota Dealers, the Prius Prime will be the most technologically advanced, most fuel efficient vehicle we have ever offered Canadians. The Prius Prime ups the ante on everything; power train performance, handling, style, safety and more.”
– Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc.
The new Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive utilizes a dual motor-generator drive system for the first time ever, which is what increases the acceleration. Its gasoline engine is new as well, a 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle that has a thermal efficiency of over 40%. Plus, it’s over 22-percent more efficient than the engine that was in the last Prius Plug-in with a full-electric range of over 35 kilometres.
The 2017 Prius Prime adds plenty more than just better efficiency and an all-electric range, it’s also jam-packed with tons of technology upgrades. Some of the technologies in the Prius Prime include a touch-sensor lock to open the door, an incredible display audio screen, SIRI Eyes Free, Qi wireless charging system, a full-color Head-Up Display, rain-sensing wipers and much more.
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