There are different imported hybrid vehicles, which gained the reputation in Pakistan and Toyota hopes to maintain the lead with the introduction of new Prius. Toyota spends the fortune on the promotion of their brand and its recent release. The launch of the new Prius did not get the attention and the company gets the updates of the Prius model, which was selling in Pakistan. The company wants to know what the new model of the vehicle looks like and the first look at Toyota Prius 2017 is:
The new vehicle, Prius is providing in the market in three variants with two trims in each grade and it is still unclear, which will be provided in auto market in Pakistan. There are some of the features of the newly redesigned Prius, which will sport.
- Two Eco models focus on improving the battery systems
- Three models pack a bigger infotainment screen and navigation
- Three touring variants add better seating
- Blind spot monitors are added to four models
- Four models provide additional comfort and bigger wheels
The viewers will like to take the deeper look at new Prius 2017.
Engine, Styling and Performance
The new vehicle, Prius is added with the updates and it is highly efficient 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine, which is paired with electric motor to generate 121 of combined horsepower. The vehicle gets the combined rating of 52 mpg because of the new battery pack and the base Prius has two feature nickel metal hybrid battery, which is weighing less and have more energy.
The updated design of the vehicle, Prius is very different from the 2016 model. A lot of effort puts in to make the look of new Prius different from the older versions. Everyone is not fan of the newer front look of the car.
The front side of the car has lower and sleeker nose with odd shaped fog lights. On the back side of the car, there is jumbled mess and it is not pleasing on the eye. The design of the car is subjective matter so some people may prefer to design it like this.
The performance of the vehicle, Prius is marginally better. The vehicle has number of new efficiency boosting technologies to improve overall essence of the vehicle. Top speed in EV mode is estimated to be around 84 mph, when you compare it to previous models, which were clocked at 62 mph.
Comfort and Quality
The vehicle, 2017 Prius is improved with the provision of better comfort to drivers and the passengers. The interior side of the vehicle is added with two different flavors, the grey upholstery and two-tone beige colors. The front seats of the vehicle gives better back support and better shaped cushions. There is additional soft touch material, which is used inside the car with hard plastic and it does not feel inexpensive.
There is enough space on interior side and ergonomically designed to get better driving. Prius has keyless entry and it gets started with electronic key. Toyota provides effortless control and it has introduced the steering wheel switches to enable drivers to keep their hands on steering wheel. The vehicle gives the Driver Switch Mode to connect it to the portable music devices. Toyota replaced the main panel with touch screen with ultra responsive and the screen is sleek 7 inch panel with the provision of drag and flick controls. The interior has compact and cleaner look.
When you look at the safety and protection, Toyota is fairly well and it is provided with several features in new Prius, which is added with:
- SRS Airbags
- Anti-locking Braking System
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Lane Departure Alert With Steering Assist
- Pre-Collision System
- Automatic High Beams
- Crash Safety Body
- Front and Rear Disc Breaks
Specifications and Price
The vehicle, Prius is expected to price about 4,499,000 rupees and different sources told that it would be available in seven different colors.