The outlet near the booth, Toyota looked at the show in New York to put the Prius charge and acquired the new plug-in hybrid version called Prime.
The Japanese eventually succumbed to competitive challenges and showed plug-in hybrid version, although continually stressed that focus exclusively on hybrid technology. The word Prime chose for the plug-in hybrid version of the Prius is not random, as it means better, with Toyota talking about the most technologically advanced model and pilous Otero armament Prius.
It has the same internal combustion engine of 1.8 liter Atkinson cycle hybrid Prius, which has a power of 105 hp and torque of 147 Nm while achieving the thermal efficiency of 40%. Of course not missing the lithium-ion battery capacity 8.8 kWh, which enables purely electric movement (for 35 km. And up to 135 km. / H), and can be charged from household current to 5.5 hours when the intensity the current is 120V and the half time when 240V. Together the range of plug-in hybrid Prius Prime reaches 965 km., The average consumption is extremely low just 1.4 liters / 100 km. And C02 emissions of no more than 32 g. / Km.
The Toyota Prius Prime differentiated aesthetic with new LED front lights mentioning in Mirai, while design and changed back, as are “C” shaped and communicate. It is worth mentioning that the hood is made of aluminum while the tailgate from carbon fiber. In the interior, the main change lies in the large touch screen of 11.6 inches that occupies the central console.