In June, Quebec became the first city in Canada to receive the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. Toyota chose Quebec considering the fact that over half of the plug-in vehicles on roads in the nation are driven by Quebecers. While we don’t have any confirmations about the next model year of the Prius Prime, nor when or if it will spread out to other cities in Canada like here in Edmonton, there is of course plenty of speculation & rumors.
[ READ MORE: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Specs & Features ]
“The Prius Prime is the all-new plug-in hybrid that goes the distance – offering futuristic style, advanced technology, and an ultra-efficient power train that lets drivers travel more than 1,000 kilometres on a single tank of gas with a full battery charge. The Prius Prime does all this, and more, with absolutely no sacrifices to style, comfort or amenities – as drivers will soon discover.”
– Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc.
Possible Prius Prime Packages
If the 2017 Prius Prime does carryover to the 2018 model year, it will likely – though not definitely – still be available in its two different possible packages, the base and the Prius Prime Technology. The base model features a pretty packed 7” display audio system, climate and automatic temperature control, a heated Softex-clad steering wheel, two separate multi-information displays in the instrument cluster including an eco-drive monitor and the Toyota Smart Key System which features Push Button Start.
The Prius Prime Technology on the other hand adds an incredible number of technologically-advanced features. A premium audio system kicks things off tied to a much bigger 11.6” HD multimedia system, a Qi wireless charging system allows you to charge your devices, a full-color HUD gives you pertinent information right on the windshield, the Intelligent Parking Assist system, rain-sensing wipers, LED fog lamps and other safety features.
We’ll keep you posted here on the website with any information that becomes available regarding the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime or its possible availability here in Edmonton.