He let the others did a fine show in every way, showing off gaudy robes and declaring performance mind-boggling. He has observed almost in the shadow, at all intimidated that they could subtract the limelight. Then, after having removed a veil of dust abbot, it went up on the catwalk, with an experience unique and “numbers” almost unattainable. The second generation of hybrid sedan Toyota Prius Plug-in is between us. And after its debut in New York, aims to be first lady also at the Paris Motor Show, he cloaked the same platform as the fourth generation of the “cousin” Prius and the innovative solar charging to the roof.
Estimated 100 km on one liter of petrol and 50 km in electric mode: the values declared at the top of the category for the new plug-in hybrid that Japan brings with it a significant increase in size (16.5 cm in length and +1.5 cm in width) than the previous generation, called Prius Hybrid, in front of a 20 cm sunken portion. Changes which favor the reduction of the Cx (drag coefficient) of 0.25 hours. The result which combine the extensive underbody coatings and adaptive front air intakes that open and close depending on the needs of the cooling system.
According to Toyota, the plug-in hybrid version of the Prius would be the most technological ever. A record which would be competing elements such as the use of aluminum for the bonnet and the Joint thermoplastic polyurethane to carbon fiber (CFRP) ?? sophisticated solution that brings to mind the electric BMW i3 and i8 ?? for the tailgate, as well as the air conditioning heat pump with natural gas injection, able to cool the passenger compartment even in the driving mode with zero emissions without that the thermal engine is started. And yet, the heating of the cells in the event of particularly cold temperatures and the solar charging to the roof. The latter capable of powering a dedicated battery, responsible for providing energy to the 12-volt socket compensating for auxiliary loads and reducing the consumption of the main unit. An advantage estimated at 5 km of autonomy day.
Lithium battery 8.8 kWh
Like the “classic” Prius ?? hybrid without the plug ?? Plug-in Hybrid version relies on the combination of a 4-cylinder 1.8 16V petrol Atkinson cycle with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion 8.8 kWh ?? in the past by 4.4 kWh ?? rechargeable in 3 hours and 10 minutes thanks to a common household outlet. This results in a maximum power of 122 hp and a maximum speed in pure electric mode of 135 km / h against the previous 85 km / h. Between different driving modes in detail, include a new “Battery Charge” setup that uses the internal combustion engine to generate power and recharge your cells when you are traveling in a hybrid configuration.
In interior stand out the new 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, the head-up color display and 4.2-inch TFT screen of the instrumentation, strong configurable graphics according to the wishes of the driver. The housing of the more powerful battery at the base of the load compartment is bringing a boot capacity of 350 liters with five people on board. The dedicated app suite, now a must for any plug-in hybrid car, it goes to voice commands and the package for the Toyota Safety Sense Security, based on the interaction between cameras and radar so you can count on the automatic emergency braking , detection of pedestrians, adaptive cruise control, recognition of road signs, warning of involuntary exceeding the lane line and the automatic management of dazzling. Finally, there are quality accessories such as inductive charging for smartphones, and the Asst.