The new fifth-generation Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is ready for purchase after making its debut in November 2022 across the globe.
The three available engines for the most recent high-tech PHEV vehicle are a 140 horsepower (hp) 1.8-liter hybrid, a 196 horsepower 2.0-liter hybrid, and a 223 horsepower 2.0-liter plug-in hybrid.
Engine and electric motor output are present in all power hybrid vehicles.
The “Hybrid Reborn” concept, which is highly modernized and exudes a love-at-first-sight quality, was used to develop the new, advanced vehicle. It offers an amazing experience and mesmerizing driving performance.
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The Prius PHEV achieves a 30.1 km/liter fuel average on 17-inch wheels, per the WLTC test ratings. In contrast, the Prius PHEV achieves an average fuel efficiency of 26 km/l on 19-inch wheels.
It has a sporty, dynamic shape that evokes high-performance driving, as well as a lower grille made of metallic silver and taillamps in smoky grey that showcases technological advancement.
The HEV and PHEV versions of the brand-new Prius have the exact same body design. However, individuality is exhibited through subtle variations in color scheme, shape, and interior.
Prius PHEV Specifications
The Prius PHEV’s unique external power supply system allows it to provide power in a sufficient amount to handle emergencies. Through its external power supply mode, the car battery can supply electricity for use outside, including for leisure and other purposes.
With a maximum system output of 164 kW of power, it achieves a high level of dynamic performance.
Nevertheless, the car’s 26.0 km/L fuel economy on 19-inch tires is very good. While offering 30.1 km/L when fitted with 18-inch tires.
Additionally, San’s direct path to carbon neutrality is provided by a plug-in power system, which is a crucial powertrain option.
Toyota is continuously developing electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and hydrogen engines, to become carbon neutral and give customers around the world a variety of options.
The electric motor’s range is 105 km with a 17-inch wheel and 87 km with a 19-inch wheel after a full charge takes about 4.5 hours using a domestic 200V power outlet in Japan.
A second-generation roof-mounted solar charging system gives the Prius PHEV its efficient operation. Toyota uses the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association Labeling Guidelines to determine the annual driving range of 1,250 km for electric-only vehicles.
A further feature of the Prius PHEV is vehicle-to-load (V2L), which enables it to power a typical Japanese home for five days.
As a hybrid vehicle rather than an all-electric one, the engine aids in this feature as well.
The Prius PHEV starts at close to Rs 9.4 million in Japan, which is very comparable to the Haval H6 HEV in terms of price. But its cutting-edge technology, practical features, and efficient powertrain will probably draw in those who can afford it.
The Prius PHEV makes daily commutes more exciting than ever thanks to its high-performance driving experience and refined environmental friendliness.
The new Prius PHEV is capable of using both a BEV and an HEV external power supply mode.
In a BEV power supply mode, electricity from the battery is used as an outdoor external power source.
During blackouts, disasters, and other emergencies, HEV, in contrast, uses a car as a power source.