Toyota is very sure that their one shining example of an electric vehicle can be made for a fraction of what an ordinary EV can be created for. In a sense, Toyota is spending more trying to use less waste in order to electrify a broad lineup of amazing plug-in hybrids. It’s already evident that hybrids are going to keep being significant as part of the automakers portfolio. The Prius is an incredible car that comes with a buzz in it’s step. So it’s no surprise that the Prius Prime as a hatchback can outdo the problems that had plagued models in the past.
Since 2017, the Prius Prime has been enacting enough strength with it’s PHEV fuel-economy benefits. All while the electric range and the acceleration rate would be easily impressive.
Toyota has since given the Prius Prime a huge overhaul with everything from the smallest badge adjustments to the most desirable changes seen in the air dam.
At this point, the second flap upon the rear fender is already a huge seperator from the SAE J1772 charging port. Beyond that, the mechanicals are very transformative, as the Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder is lengthening from the former 1.8 to 2.0 liters, with a huger output in horsepower and a respectable torque at 150 hp and 139 lb.-ft respectively. Additionally, the engine is in cahoots with the 161-hp permanent magnet of the AC electric motor propelling the front wheels, all while the secondary motor is a part of the Toyota Prius Prime’s very own 220 horsepower that surpasses the original 121 horsepower from 2022.
Toyota has been able to grow the Prius Prime’s very own lithium-ion-battery capacity to 10.9 kWh, approximately. In Eco mode, the throttle is surely enjoyable as it moves up to speed with e-propulsion at a respectably speedy rate.