2017 Toyota Prius Prime (Plug-In) Overview With Tons Of Photos And Videos
Several weeks ago, Toyota unveiled at the New York Auto Show next generation plug-in hybrid Prius, called the Prius Prime, based on the 4th generation Prius.
We have now compiled many of the never before seen photos and some new video of the 2nd generation plug-in Prius’ debut into one tidy synopsis.
First generation Toyota Prius PHV total sales have reached 75,000 units, including over 42,000 in the U.S. With upgraded performance across the board, the Toyota Prius Prime shouldn’t have any problems surpassing previous numbers.
Sales of Prius Prime in the U.S. is set to begin this fall (in all 50 states). Pricing however, is not yet announced.
The Prius Prime with a 8.8 kWh battery will be able to drive up to about 22 miles in all-electric mode, twice more than the original 11 miles found in the first gen Prius PHV. The electric motor will also be more capable giving the EV mode a top speed in the 80s (as compared to 62 mph in the Prius PHV).
Also available is an optional 11.6″ HD Multimedia Unit.
More about the options/specs here (including the super cool Japanese-only features like V2H technology, CHAdeMO outlet…and the ‘maybe’ coming solar roof option)
- up to 22 mile (35 km) expected all-electric range rating via a 8.8 kWh battery
- 120 MPGe fuel economy rating
- Full recharge in 5.5 hours using a standard household outlet. Charging takes less than half the time with a 240V source (3.3 kW in U.S.). (In Japan also with CHAdeMO)
Livestream From NY (from 7:20)
Toyota Prius Prime Exterior and Interior Walkaround:
Toyota Prius Prime