2023 Toyota Prius PHEV particulars – 69 km EV vary, 13.6 kWh battery, photo voltaic roof returns 8 km vary per day
Following the introduction of the all-new Prius plug-in hybrid (PHEV) lately, Toyota has revealed further particulars of the fifth-generation hybrid mannequin. The brand new Prius PHEV is ready to be launched in Europe by mid-2023.
When it comes to powertrains, the brand new plug-in hybrid Prius is powered by a 2.0 litre Dynamic Pressure Engine paired with an electrical motor to ship a complete system output of 223 PS (164 kW). The upper output additionally means the Prius now takes simply 6.7 seconds to get from 0-100 km/h (in comparison with the 11.1 seconds earlier than). Regardless of the bigger engine displacement, Toyota mentioned that the brand new Prius is as gasoline environment friendly because the earlier 1.8 litre mannequin.
It’s now additionally revealed that the battery pack that makes up the Prius’ PHEV powertrain is a brand new 13.6 kWh lithium-ion unit. The battery pack options larger vitality density cells for optimised packaging and is now compact sufficient to be fitted beneath the rear passenger seat.
Except for decreasing the automobile’s centre of gravity, the brand new lithium-ion battery pack additionally gives the Prius with an EV vary of 69 km – a 50% enhance in pure EV vary in comparison with the 40-50 km vary supplied within the earlier technology mannequin. A photo voltaic roof can also be accessible to generate electrical energy whereas on the transfer.
Toyota claims that it will probably generate as much as eight kilometres of EV vary each day. It may even absolutely cost the automobile’s battery if parked for a number of days. Additional particulars of the Prius’ dimensions had been additionally revealed. It’s 50 mm decrease, 22 mm wider and 46 mm shorter than earlier than, with a 50 mm longer wheelbase. The brand new Prius is now supplied with as much as 19-inch wheels.
The cabin of the all-new Prius is constructed upon the brand new Island Structure framework for a spacious and uncluttered inside as it’s divided into three zones – environment, a driver module and a floating instrument panel. Forward of the driving force is a seven-inch TFT LCD show. Instrument panel illumination is linked to notifications from the Toyota Security Sense driver help system, with alerts projected in numerous colors.
On the side of security, the Prius’ Toyota Security Sense system now options an enhanced entrance digicam with twice the ahead detection capabilities from earlier than, together with a wider lateral and vertical view. This enables the digicam to detect close by objects earlier whereas additionally figuring out a wider vary of potential hazards equivalent to roadside objects. Radar sensors have additionally been fitted to the entrance aspect part to help the pre-collision system, lane hint help and entrance cross-traffic alert options.
The elevated detection vary additionally means pre-collision alerts now embody motorbike and oncoming automobiles, along with enhanced car and pedestrian avoidance. The pre-collision system works in tandem with the brand new Intersection Collision Avoidance Assist to detect pedestrians crossing when the car is popping and react to automobiles crossing a junction.
The brand new Proactive Driving Help alerts and helps the driving force with steering and braking help offered by the Impediment Anticipation Help system. The Deceleration Help function slows the car down when the accelerator is launched with various ranges of deceleration in keeping with approaching turns or site visitors. The Prius’ Steering Help function, alternatively, detects the upcoming street course and adapts the facility steering energy to help smoother cornering.