Toyota Prius The Hybrid Market

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Toyota dominates the hybrid market, but its one plug-in model was around for just a few years before it was canceled in 2015. Less than two years later an all-new model has rolled out and it sports the Prius Prime name. The 2017 Prius Prime is the fourth model in the Prius family name and shares its platform with the standard Prius. The subcompact Prius c hatchback and the wagon-line Prius v are the other models. The Prius Prime is available in Plus, Premium, and Advanced grades. Because the Prius Prime is all new for 2017, there are no changes. Both the Prius and Prius Prime are built on the new Toyota New Global Architecture, what will yield additional non-hybrid models. Exterior: 6 It has been said that “beauty is in the eye of the …show more content…

Where the instrument panel is normally located, swaths of plastic material covers that area. The panel is located on top of the dashboard above the center stack. Every interior feature has an ultra-modern look, including the air vents, the steering wheel, and the transmission shifter. Hard plastics and soft touch materials dominate with much sculpting across the dashboard, between the seats, and on door inlays. Unlike some Prius models, the Prius Prime seats four, not five. Bolstered bucket seats up front and a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with a center armrest containing two cup holders are in the rear. All four seating positions offer ample head, shoulder, hip, and leg room. Fabric-trimmed seats are standard. Our test Advanced model came with Softex seats, material also wrapping the steering column and located on the door armrests. It has the look and feel of leather, is easy to clean, and resists spills. Environmentally conscious buyers will appreciate not just the material, but also Toyota’s decision not to use real leather. Standard equipment includes keyless entry with push-button start, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and a tilt and telescopic steering column. A power driver’s seat with lumbar support is one optiion you’ll definitely want. Performance: 8 Primary power is supplied by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with 95 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. Also at work are a pair of electric

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