Prius World's Most Advanced Car Design Front design
An assertive lower grille and radiator opening in glossy black enhances aerodynamics and cooling.
New design cuts into the fender for a sportier and cutting-edge appearance.
Integrated into the large lower grille for more prominence.
Daytime runnnig lamps
Integrated daytime running lights with signal lamps for improved safety.
New power retractable mirrors provide parking convenience while lens-shaped sides turn indicators enhances night visibility.
Rear combination lamps
New layered design incorporates the brake lamp for highly advanced styling.
Driving Pleasure Center meters
A feature is the touch tracer display which displays the switches integrated into the steering wheel in the meters when they are touched, helping to suppress the driver’s eye movement while operating them.
It projects various driving information on the lower windshield glass directly in front of the driver, minimizing eye movement. In addition to manual setting, an automatic display luminosity function optimizes the visibility of information.
Electronic shift lever
With light-touch operation, it automatically returns to the home position after shifting, enabling smooth shift operation.
The parking range switch lets the driver change to the parking range with one touch.
Smart Entry & Start System
When carrying the Electronic Key, all doors can be unlocked by simply gripping a door handle, and the hybrid system can be started by simply depressing the brake pedal and pushing the power switch.
Steering wheels controls
Steering wheel is fitted with touch tracer switches for added safety.
Power and Eco drive modes deliver extra power or increased fuel efficiency when desired. EV mode runs the car solely on electric motor.
Performance Hybrid Synergy Drive
<strong>Evolving HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive)</strong><br /><br />
The HSD seamlessly combines the best characteristics and optimizes operation of the highly efficient gasoline engine and powerful electric motor based on driving conditions, to deliver both smooth responsive driving performance and low fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
MacPherson struts (L-shaped lower arms, gas-filled shock absorbers with a stabilizer bar)
Torsion beam (Trailing arms, gas-filled shock absorbers)
Careful shaping of the exterior and a focus on reducing air resistance helped achieve a top level in the world Cd gure of 0.25.
For excellent fuel efficiency, the engine automatically cuts out when the Prius is stopped in track. Even while driving, the engine will cut out in response to driving conditions.
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To use the engine and the motor effectively in various driving conditions and speeds, it precisely integrates and controls their operation to realize optimum fuel efficiency and low emissions.
A compact, light and powerful motor is achieved with a reduction gear that increases torque for more power and seamless acceleration. A power split device between the engine, motor and generator functions as an Electrically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission. Ample generator electricity provides excellent acceleration.
Fuel efficiency is enhanced by Atkinson-cycle, cooled EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), electric water pump and intake-side VVT-i.
Comfort Audio system with back monitor
JBL premium auto speakers provide total music enjoyment while the 6.1" display with back monitor function makes parking easier.
Front passenger upper & glove box
This unique dual compartment provides ample storage space.
With integrated USB and mini jack connectivity for total music freedom.
Auto air conditioning system
The powerful performance of the compact lightweight system ensures quick cooling of the cabin. Its efficient use of power contributes to excellent fuel eciency. It also features a pollen removal mode and clean air fillter.
Luggage space (for 3 sets of golf bags)
Luggage space (for 3 sets of golf bags)
Various storage spaces
Front cupholders and storage space under the center console
Rear cup holders
Rear armrest is equipped with twin cup holders for equal convenience to rear passengers on both sides.
The slim design of the front seatbacks contributes to the excellent knee room in the rear seats. Retractable saddle-type headrests on the rear seats enable good rear visibility.
Providing convenience and exibility, the front seats recline for comfort, and the 60/40 split rear seats fold down to accommodate dierent combinations of passengers and luggage, and larger items.
The highly efficient packaging is the product of the “minimum exterior, maximum interior” design, creating a spacious interior that can be enjoyed in all seats, together with ample luggage space.
Low emissions Hybrid system indicator
Hybrid system indicator
The operational status of the engine and hybrid system is displayed on a real-time basis.
1 min. / 5 min. consumption
The fuel consumption history up to 30 minutes prior in five-minute intervals is displayed. Additionally, instant fuel consumption is displayed, making fuel consumption comparison possible.
Drive mode switch
The drive mode switch allows the driver to choose between 3 driving modes to suit their driving style: Power mode, Eco mode and EV (Electric Vehicle) mode.
The use of ecological plastic helps to reduce CO2 emissions compared to petroleum-based plastics.
The pro-active use of recyclable materials includes TSOP (Toyota Super Olen Polymer) and RSPP (Recycled Sound-Proong Products).
The pursuit of environmental performance extends to the production plants. The Tsutsumi Plant in Japan was designated a model plant in an on-going project that aims to realize a sustainable plant through a range of initiatives that include generating 50% of electricity by solar panels and recycling water. These activities will be spread from the model plant to Toyota plants around the world.
Safety SRS Airbags
To help reduce the impact to occupants in a collision, the Prius is equipped with SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) driver airbag, SRS front passenger airbag, SRS driver knee airbag, SRS side airbags, and SRS curtain shield airbags.
In the event of rear-end collisions, front seats with Active Headrest contribute to reduction of neck impact by moving the headrest diagonally upwards cushioning both the head and back at the same time.
Crash safety body
It is comprised of a high integrity cabin with front and rear crumple zones that help absorb impact energy in a collision. It also incorporates an omni-directional compatibility body structure that pursued the coexistence of vehicles of different weight and height in a collision, and a body structure to help reduce injury to pedestrians.
EPS-VSC integrated control system
The system integrates and controls braking control such as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), the driving force control of Traction Control System (TRC), and Electric Power Steering (EPS).