The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is one of the most efficient hybrids you’ll find, offering better comfort, power, and handling than ever before.
Here are five reasons to be excited about the upgrades the Prius Prime PHEV provides.
The Prime Has Exceptional Fuel Efficiency
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is the most fuel-efficient, Toyota-made hybrid yet. It boasts a combined (city and highway) fuel consumption of 1.8L/100km on a full battery charge. When its charge runs out, you get an estimated 4.3L/100km combined fuel efficiency.
The Prime’s efficiency is made possible by 40km range in EV mode. Once fully charged, the Prius Prime allows you to use less gasoline while driving, mixing EV mode with gas, and maximizing every kilometre on the road. You can drive up to 1,035km with a full tank of gas and a fully-charged battery in the new Prius Prime.
You Get Standard Upgrades Compared to Previous Models
The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is significantly upgraded over the 2019 edition, including a bolder look and a more comfortable driving feel.
A newly added fifth seat replaces the rear-centre console, adding more room for back seat passengers. Furthermore, rear passengers get two USB ports for convenient connectivity. As for front-seat passengers, the seat heater buttons have been relocated to improve usability across the board. Apple CarPlay and Sirius XM satellite radio are standard too.
Black interior accents replace the previous white ones, offering a more premium feel. Plus, there’s a new sun visor extender, essential during those summer days.
You Can Ride in Fine Style
The 2020 Prius Prime is a hybrid that makes a profound statement, boasting bold colours like midnight black metallic and supersonic red. You also get striking tail lamps and LED headlights as well as dual-wave rear glass. This type of glass is slightly concave and aerodynamic, helping to reduce air resistance and improve airflow.
The interior is sophisticated, featuring soft-touch materials, heated front seats, a driver-centric console and available Qi wireless charging. The modern black satin chrome finish also provides an elegant feel on the steering wheel and dashboard.
The armrest is foldable, giving you extra flexibility for long, taxing road trips.
The 2020 Prius Prime Has Wide-Ranging Technology and Safety Features
The 2020 Prius Prime is equipped with an 11.6” display screen. It’s built with smartphone logic, allowing you to swipe through various settings and controls while keeping navigation on the screen. You can also customize your charging schedule and activate the A/C or heater at the end of a charging cycle with climate preparation.
The Prius Prime’s use of electric power steering and front-wheel drive are aided by vehicle stability control and traction control. Plus, there’s Safety Connect, which includes automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator, and enhanced roadside assistance. The Roadside Assistance Response Centre is the first point of contact when you’re facing an emergency. You can call an agent through a toll-free number, and they will put you in touch with the right authorities to resolve your issues on the road promptly.
Prime Performance for a Prime Vehicle
The Prius Prime is adaptive, meaning it switches between electric-mode only, gas-mode only, or a combination of the modes according to driving conditions. In EV mode, for instance, a generator produces power from the turning of the engine. Or, a one-way clutch engages the generator as a secondary motor for additional power, allowing you to accelerate up to 135 km/h. This mode gives you zero emissions from the tailpipe without compromising performance.
It comes with 121 net horsepower and a regenerative braking system. The braking system converts braking energy into electric energy to help recharge the battery on the go. The battery is meant to last. You can charge the Prius Prime fully in only 5 hours and 30 minutes with a 120V outlet (standard household outlet)—that’s the fastest charging time in its class. With a 240V outlet, that time drops to just over two hours.
What About Maintenance and Warranties?
With the way the Prius Prime PHEV is designed there’s no need for additional maintenance compared to a conventional vehicle, in part because the engine is off at times while you’re in electric-only mode. There is no starter, alternator or belts that need to be replaced and the battery is designed to last for the vehicle’s life.
Plus, with an eight-year, 160,000 km hybrid component warranty, you have long-lasting protection to go with that limited maintenance.
Visit Georgetown Toyota today and experience the excitement that comes with the 2020 Prius Prime.