With the rise in the demand for environmental friendly cars in India, Toyota’s been always ahead of the game. Back in 2010, they got their Prius car to India.
But cut to 2016, after a success of the Camry Hybrid in India, Toyota is all set to get the 2017 New Prius Toyota to India.
The car is more angular now. It’s got an aggressive posture and a very futuristic back. The Prius is 60 mm longer, 15 mm wider and 20 mm lower than its predecessor and the extra length provides an extra legroom for the rear passengers. Boot capacity has also increased from 445-litres to 502-litres.
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Talking about automobiles, the new Toyota Prius is powered by the hybrid powertrain that consists of a petrol engine along with an electric motor. The 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC VVT-I motor with EV44, Eco, and the Power modes deliver 97bhp power and 142Nm of torque. The electric motor works in tandem with the petrol engine and also sources power from a lithium-ion/nickel-metal hydride batteries.
Toyota claims new Prius Toyota comes with 10 percent increase in fuel economy and a 40 percent increase in thermal efficiency. The hybrid car also comes with the 4.2-inch instrument cluster display, touch-screen infotainment system, new automatic climate control system and the colour head-up display (HUD). For your smartphone, Toyota has also loaded it with the Qi Charging and JBL speakers.
The new version Toyota Prius price is expected between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is coming to India in a January 2017.