2018-2019 Toyota Prius is, without exaggeration, the most famous hybrid car in the world. Already a lot of people have made their choice in favor of an economy car, but the developer does not stop at the achieved results and is constantly working on improving performance by providing new, more effective operating time. The technology of Hybrid Synergy Drive – under this name lies the further development of the model, the 2018-2019 Toyota Prius. The new car is called 2018-2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. From now on, he can not only generate energy when driving, but also to store it for future use, being charged from a conventional household outlet.
2018-2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is a so-called full-hybrid vehicles. Hybrid Synergy Drive technology allows the car to significantly increase the share of usage of the electric charge, further increasing fuel efficiency.
Long and unhurried “strength test”
With the introduction of rechargeable 2018-2019 Toyota Prius in no hurry. Back in 2007, exactly ten years after the appearance of the first generation Prius model, began testing 20 prototype Plug-in Hybrid, four of which traveled the roads of Europe.
the second phase of testing was launched in with the participation of 600 cars already. They worked in the private and public companies in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. 2018-2019 Toyota Experts meanwhile carefully collected all the necessary information about the everyday life of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, developing a parallel project to build recharging stations fast, working with leading energy companies.
The high-tech new product successfully passed the test of real life and has gone into serial production. The tests yielded quite interesting information, with full evidence of the expected efficiency. Energy Charge 2018-2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid enough to overcome 25 kilometers with zero emissions of harmful substances, purely on electricity in the EV mode. Based on test data, a typical daily urban average distance of the vehicle, it is kept just within these limits.
2018-2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid in looks like a Prius with a simple classical hybrid. But in some respects still different. The car has an extra back cover is similar to the cover of the filler gas tank. However, underneath the socket to recharge the battery, and says what the appropriate designation.
In addition, a list of the visual differences Plug-in Hybrid from the hybrid model includes:
- Silver door handles;
- Chromed grille;
- Exclusive 15-inch alloy wheels;
- The rear lights with LEDs;
- Nameplates «Plug-in Hybrid».
By tradition, the emblem of the hybrid 2018-2019 Toyota and Lexus vehicles have a background of blue and cute exterior design is also highly effective in terms of aerodynamics. This family of new-generation Prius the frontal air resistance coefficient is 0.25.
Interior – thoroughly thought through
The instrument panel in the 2018-2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is designed quite convenient that the driver is not distracted eyes off the road and freely took all the necessary information about the operating modes. Selector gearbox control located at the bottom of the center console, as they say – at your fingertips. Nearby is a roomy compartment for coins, and above it placed the control unit air conditioner and monitor infotainment 2018-2019 Toyota Touch system. Even the acoustics for a hybrid vehicle is assumed special – JBL GreenEdge Premium Sound System with eight speakers that in order to save battery power, uses less electrical energy, without compromising the quality of the surround.
Efficient hybrid drive 2018-2019 Toyota Prius
The power plant 2018-2019 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid in consists of a gasoline engine, electric motor, generator and power supply – Lithium-ion battery. Compact battery weighs 80 kilograms and has a capacity of 4.4 kW / h, and 1.8-liter petrol engine develops 99 horsepower with a torque of 142 Nm. Power Distribution Unit allows you to use only the electric motor or petrol engine together with the work, which leads to a total capacity of 136 horsepower. On electric Prius Plug-in Hybrid overcomes 25 km, after which turn on an ordinary car hybrid mode.
Features 2018-2019 Toyota Prius figures
Weight Prius Hybrid from 2018-2019 Toyota is only 1425 kg. He was 55 kilograms heavier than normal 2018-2019 Toyota Prius, but can also comfortably take five people and cargo in the luggage compartment volume of 443 liters. rear seat backrest can be folded in a 60/40 percent split, which will increase the space to 1120 liters of luggage.
Economy car is able to perform the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.4 seconds and accelerate to a maximum of 180 km / h. Fully charged and fueled with petrol Prius Plug-in Hybrid from 2018-2019 Toyota has a range of 1,200 kilometers, and the traction of the car battery is fully charged from a household mains voltage of 220-230 volts in just 1.5 hours.
The minimum gas mileage the 2018-2019 Toyota Prius is 2.1 liters per 100 km, while in hybrid mode (HV) car will consume no more than 3.7 liters per hundred kilometers. It is worth noting that in electric mode (EV) gasoline engine will still run if the electronic brain decides that currently power the car is not enough.
In the line of 2018-2019 Toyota hybrid vehicles present and model Prius Plus, which sold in Japan under the name 2018-2019 Toyota Prius Alfa and is a 7-seater family wagon.