Toyota has revealed the first set of pictures and details of the all new fifth-gen Prius. The new Prius gets three powertrain choices – a plug-in hybrid set-up, which will at first be the just powertrain choice for Europe, and two full-hybrids that will be accessible in different business sectors like Japan and North America.
The new Prius, because of its stylish design, presently has a much more coupe like appearance. Its design is in accordance with Toyota’s more current models and has styling signs from the new bZ full-EV range and furthermore some design components from the as of late revealed Crown.
The full-width LED light bar at the back is additionally difficult to ignore. It’s lower, more extensive and has a more drawn out wheelbase than the ongoing Prius. However, the general length is more limited. The new Prius’ inside is inspired by the bZ4X EV SUV and has dedicated floating screens for infotainment and instrumentation.
Toyota will sell the Prius just as a plug-in hybrid in the European market. The powertrain incorporates a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an all out result of 220 horsepower. This is a 99hp improvement over the active model’s electrically helped 1.8-liter engine that produces 121hp.
The new European-spec Prius gets a 13.6kWa battery, which is situated under the back seats. Toyota has reported that the model has 50% more full-EV range than its ancestor, which could be around 90km instead of around 60km prior. Toyota will also offer the Prius plug-in with an optional solar roof panel.
Toyota has sold the Prius in earlier generation in the Indian market, however because of its high cost, it didn’t track down numerous purchasers. There is no insight about the new Prius coming to India at any point in the near future, in any case, Toyota has shifted focus towards strong-hybrid powertrains in India.
The brand as of now sells strong hybrid models like the Camry hybrid sedan and the Hyryder hybrid SUV and will likewise present the new Innova Hycross in India on November 25 equipped with a strong hybrid powertrain.