While it is no secret that Toyota knows a thing or two about hybrids, when this innovative company recently unveiled its latest hybrid at the New York International Auto Show even their biggest sceptics were left in awe. If you have ever considered investing in a hybrid now is the time to make your move, because there has never been a vehicle that combines style, power and comfort with eco-friendly features like the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. Let’s take a closer look at what makes it so special.
While the Toyota Prius has long been known for its impressive fuel efficiency the 2017 Prime has taken this to a whole new level. Not only does it offer an economy rating of just 1.96L/100km, it is equipped with the largest Prius battery pack ever so you can stay in EV mode more often. A low weight/high strength structure minimises drag, regenerative braking captures energy normally lost during deceleration and diverts it back into the battery, and even charging the battery is ultra-efficient, requiring just 5.5 hours to fully charge using a standard household outlet. Best of all, on a fully charged battery and a full tank of regular gas this amazing vehicle has an estimated range of 965km!
Spacious and comfortable
The new Prius is 2.4 inches longer and 0.6 inches wider than the previous model and while this might not sound like much you certainly notice the extra space when you step inside. Featuring a four seat cabin, the new Prime provides plenty of room for all on board and the 60/40 rear seats can fold flat with ease to drastically boost cargo space whenever you want or need it. High tech sound insulating properties ensure that every ride is a quiet one, each seat has been ergonomically designed to provide maximum support and the use of quality materials throughout the vehicle means it feels just as good as it looks.
Toyota is well known for its industry-leading safety features and the new Prime is no different. Toyota’s Safety Sense P suite comes standard and includes everything from lane departure alerts, pre-collision detection and automatic high beams through to dynamic cruise control and there are air bags everywhere you could want or need them. Those looking for even more protective features have plenty to choose from, such as blind spot monitoring, Intelligent Parking Assist and even rear cross-traffic alerts.
Charged and connected
Staying in touch with friends, family or clients while you are on the go is easy in the new Prius. Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity is in full effect, a handy USB port makes keeping your devices charged up simple, while voice recognition technology means you can control more of those many features without turning your eyes from the road. Siri Eyes Free functionality is available for iPhone users looking for their own in-car personal assistant and those with a Qi-compatible smartphone can upgrade to enjoy inductive charging capabilities.
The 2017 Prius Prime will be available later this year and there is no better place to get yours than here at Noral Toyota. Our team of experts are among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry, we offer a range of flexible financing options and if you are looking to trade in your current ride we’d be happy to give you a great deal. Give us a call, visit us online or drop by and see us here at 10129 MacDonald Ave Fort McMurray.