The Toyota Prius, which appeared on the automotive scene in 1997, was the first hybrid car in the world. If she was shunned at the start, she was then able to find its devotees to be among the electrified vehicles to be sold around the globe. This technology that combines a gasoline engine with an electric group, is now essential to meet the future standards “pollution control” of europe.
The Prius is still based on the platform called TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture), GA-C, just like the Corolla and the RAV-4. It now has the benefit of a version equipped with an electrical system, four-wheel drive (AWD-i). A small electric motor supplementing is thus grafted to the rear axle, and can make the car pull to 4×4 if conditions require, between 10 and 70 km/h.
Otherwise, she enjoys a discreet restyling, which is reflected by the optical journals, rims, previously unpublished, and two new colours: deep red and turquoise blue. Inside, the changes are not significant, but we include a charger of smartphone by induction largest and a centre console modified.
The version equipped with the device AWD-i made a call to a battery nickel-metal hydride, so that the traction works with a lithium-ion battery. The deliveries will commence in February and the rates remain unchanged, except for the entry of-the-range Dynamic that appears to be 30 to 300 euros instead of 30 800 before.
With the change of platform, the Prius has a discrete restyling, which is reflected by the optical journals, rims, previously unpublished, and two new colours: deep red and turquoise blue. Toyota