2018 Toyota Prius Redesign, Interior, Engine

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While many vehicle makers provide hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius works as the poster kid of the style. It’s a sign both of greenie prevalence in addition to a very easy target for critics. The competitors never ever rests, nevertheless, and also the brand-new plug-in version, currently called Prime, has actually shown up loaded with the current in performance, security, and also benefit rewards to make certain the brand-new 2018 Prius preserves its high account.

EXTERIOR

This 2018 Toyota Prius will have a longer wheelbase, a slightly wider with aluminum independent rear suspension. Even some sites showed the new Prius, those are just old Prius with new mouthy front fascia, slit-like headlights and a tall clipped tail and nothing more. The closest to the real new look of this car is Toyota Mirai, without front air intakes. Longer in the base will give him looks more like a sporty sedan, but that still will be a hatchback with rear-window wiper.

2018 Toyota Prius Release Date

INTERIOR

As the all ecology car, with important eco equipment, you may expect highly improved materials which have used for interior parts. For technology improvements, there is a large wireless charging pad for compatible mobile devices, and for some knowers, the whole cabin is something like the cockpit on the airplane for more open feel.

ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE

A new generation of the Prius is expected either in 2019 or early 2020; thus, this being a facelift, I don’t expect the model to come with any mechanical changes. As such, I believe the current 1.8 L, 4-cylinder gasoline engine will continue powering all Prius models with the exception of the Prius Prime, V and C variants. The engine combines with an electric motor to produce 121 hp.  The hybrid mill will still likely be paired with a CVT system that sends power to the front wheels.

While the base “Two “trim is equipped with a nickel-metal hydride battery, other trim levels are equipped with a lighter lithium-ion battery. In terms of fuel economy, the Prius returns 52 mpg on combined drives. The Eco trim which comes without features such as power seats as well as a spare tire to reduce weight returns as much as 55 mpg on combined drives.  If you want more from the Pius, you can opt for the plug-in variant of the model, dubbed “Prius Prime that offers 22 miles range on electric power alone.

2018 Toyota Prius Prime Release Date

PRICING AND RELEASE DATE

According to credible sources, Toyota will commence production of the Prius in the last quarter of 2017 with sales expected to begin in the second quarter of 2018. Therefore, I don’t think the automaker is yet to put a price tag on the model considering it is still too early. Due to the stiff competition in this segment, I don’t expect the model’s price to increase much from that of the current model. The current Prius prices range from $25,550 for the base trim to $30,000 for the top trim.

COMPETITION

The Prius competes with a host of other hybrids in this segment including the Kia Optima Hybrid, Ford C-Max Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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