Toyota Prius 2023 plug-in hybrid with 2-liter engine was introduced
As expected, Toyota unveiled the 2023 fifth-generation Prius in Europe minutes before. The Toyota Prius 2023 introduced in the European market is a plug-in hybrid, and it is said that in the coming days, the hybrid model of this car will be introduced to customers and enthusiasts of non-European markets to compete with other models in this segment.
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In the European market, the 2023 Toyota Prius will only be available as a plug-in hybrid. This car uses a 2-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that can produce 220 horsepower and transmit it to the wheels. The new generation Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid experiences an increase in power of 99 horsepower compared to the previous generation, which is equipped with a 1.8-liter engine along with an electric motor. The previous generation of this car can produce 121 horsepower with the help of this engine.
Toyota Prius plug-in The 2023 hybrid uses a 13.6 kWh battery pack, while the previous generation Prius plug-in hybrid had an 8.8 kWh battery. Toyota has installed this battery pack under the rear seats of this car. This Japanese car manufacturer group has also announced that the 2023 Prius plug-in hybrid in all-electric mode can travel about 50% more distance compared to its current generation, which is considered a more advanced approach in Toyota engineering.
Although Toyota has not published an official announcement in this regard, but considering that the previous generation Prius plug-in hybrid traveled 63 kilometers in full electric mode, this new model with a full charge of the battery and in full electric mode can probably cover a distance of travel about 94 km.
Customers and enthusiasts of this new Toyota car can order the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid with a solar roof if they wish. This roof model is able to charge the car's battery on sunny days and even while moving. Of course, this Japanese car manufacturer group has not yet announced how much the use of this roof can increase the travel distance of this car.
The appearance of Toyota Prius 2023 plug-in hybrid, although it has similarities with other products of this company, but it benefits from very significant changes compared to the design of its previous generation. In the new design of this car, Toyota Peak has moved the roof to the rear and this action has brought a coupe-like style to the new generation Prius 2023. The new Toyota product is 50 mm lower than the previous generation, and the distance between its two axles has also increased by 50 mm. We should also mention that the final length of this car is 46 mm less compared to the previous generation. and we see an increase of about 22 mm in the width of this car. The Toyota Prius 2023 plug-in hybrid has a bow-shaped design, body lines and a curved roof. This design will greatly help to improve the aerodynamics of this car and reduce the drag coefficient or the air resistance coefficient, and it will also have a positive effect on the fuel consumption of this car. It is used by Toyota Crown Sport, which is a compact crossover of the Japanese market, and in addition, this design style has been used in the headlights of other products of this company, such as the Toyota bZ3 electric sedan. The interior design of the Toyota Prius 2023 plug-in hybrid is derived from the island-shaped design style, which includes three parts: the peripheral parts, the driver's module and floating displays.
It is worth noting that this design style is also used in the cabin of Toyota's bZ4X electric crossover. In this style of design, the displays stand out from the dashboard and are not integrated into the dashboard. This design is seen in most modern cars today. The cabin of this car is made of high-quality raw materials, and the interior lighting adds to its charms.
The multimedia display that stands out from the dashboard, has a good place right in the middle of it. The only physical key of this screen is placed in the lower right corner of it and two narrow vents of the air conditioning system separate the keys related to the ventilation control from this screen. In this section, the keys for controlling the temperature of the seats and adjusting the temperature of the cabin can also be seen.
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