The Toyota Prius is a petrol hybrid sedan that is available in India as a Completely Built Unit. Engine capacity the Prius is a 2ZR-FZE four cylinder engine which is paired to a 70 hp electric motor and the powertrain is mated to a CVT automatic transmission. In terms of comfort and convenience, the Toyota Prius available with there is a three zone air conditioning unit that can set separate temperature for the driver, co-driver and the rear occupants.
The Heads up Display is available as a standard fitment and makes it easy to read out information
Different driving modes available in the Toyota Prius enable the driver to choose between electric and hybrid driving modes
The lower coefficient of drag of 0.29 enables the Toyota Prius to achieve impressive mileage figures
The Toyota Prius is a measures 4,540 mm in length, 1,760 mm in width and 1,490 mm in height. The front houses an Auto High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamp and an LED DRL unit in the only variant available on sale. The petrol variant has a 15 spoke 17 inch alloy wheel. The rear houses a combination lamp and LED tail lamp units. Body coloured outside rear view mirrors have indicators integrated in them, while the seats come with memory function, electric adjust and anti splash retention.
Inside the cabin, the Toyota Prius has a three zone climate control for the driver, co driver and a different temprature control for the rear passengers. Keeping in mind that most buyers would be chauffeured around in the sedan, audio controls, rear AC controls, sun shade control and electric reclining seat controls are provided in the rear armrest. The touchscreen unit is easy to use with large icons for easy visibility. The combination of black, beige, wood and silver accents for the cabin colour and layout has an upmarket feel.
The Toyota Prius is powered by a 1,798 cc petrol engine for the only variant on offer with an additional electric motor. Power and torque generated for the petrol engine is 96 hp at 5,200 rpm and 142 Nm at 3,600 rpm respectively. The engine is paired with a 71 hp electric motor that has 163 Nm of torque.
The Toyota Prius has one gearbox option, a E CVT unit which sends the combined 121 hp of power is sent to the front wheels via this transmission. The gear changes are smooth and the powertrain has been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
The only variant of the Toyota Prius comes with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, Vehicle Stability Management and hill start control come standard.
Certified mileage of the Toyota Prius is 19.16 kmpl which is acceptable for its segment.
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