Performance boost: The new Prius model is 26% more efficient than its predecessor. — AFP Relaxnews
Toyota unveiled its new Prius Prime on Wednesday at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, featuring an efficient model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The new Prius boasts the highest MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) of any plug-in hybrid, running on an estimated 120 or more MPGe – making it 26% more efficient than its predecessor. The Prius Prime also promises two times the electric range of the previous version and can power up to 84mph without leaving EV mode.
Safety and security get a boost on the Prime, using Toyota's Safety Sense technology. This feature includes pedestrian detection and automatic breaking, a blind spot monitor, a rear cross traffic alert and more.
Inside, the new Prius is getting some upgrades, including an 11.6in HD multimedia screen, while its exterior boasts a longer and wider, wind-busting shape.
The 2017 Prius Prime arrives in Toyota showrooms in the fall. — AFP Relaxnews
Source : http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2016/03/25/toyota-unleashes-new-prius-prime/