2017 Toyota Prius Prime Redesign, Release, Changes

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With 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Toyota continues to surprise me. While other automakers are busy trying to improve their EVs and hybrid technologies, the Japanese automaker is proceeding with caution.  When we all expected a plug-in Prius with a huge electric range, Toyota has just improved the model slightly.

The automaker has only improved its range slightly and made the cabin more stylish. However, these changes seem to be forced by a recent development where rival automakers have produced more luxurious and affordable EVs and hybrids.

Toyota succumbed to customer pressure to roll out a Prius plug-in in 2012, seemingly without enthusiasm. Indeed, it was a half-hearted effort that promised some electric-only range but resorted to turning its gas engine on at every opportunity. Unsurprisingly, in our owner satisfaction survey the Prius Plug-in hybrid ranked well below the regular Prius. Clearly the company could do better.

It’s no secret that Toyota believes in hybrids and stays away from fully electric vehicles and, until now, even true plug-in hybrids. It seems that the automaker heard those EV-leaning buyers loud and clear, as evidenced by the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. With the fourth-generation Prius, the plug-in takes on a dedicated name, several styling detail differences, and, most important, the ability to go all electric no ifs, ands, or buts.

The outgoing Prius with only 12 miles of pure electric range seemed like a conventional vehicle compared to some rival models. Though the automaker has almost doubled its range to 22 miles, the new range remains below par compared to models like the Chevrolet Volt.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Price

Pricing for the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime has been set at $30,000 – $40,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Specs

The Prime carries the same Prius look we are all familiar with.  It continues the Prius principals of ‘minimal air resistance’. At the front, it features a new grille with automatic grille shutters. The grille is flanked by a pair of new horizontal quad LED headlamps and vertical LED DRLs.

The cabin accommodates four passengers comfortably. The front seats are heated while the rear seats have a 60/40 split folding capability. The seats are upholstered in a quality fabric.

Tech-wise, the Prime comes with an 11.6-inch Entune infotainment screen as standard. The up-to-date Entune infotainment system integrates various apps that allow the driver to manage the vehicle’s charging schedule, locate charging stations as well as manage the automatic climate control system using a Smartphone. A driver can even compare his driving score with other drivers on social media.

The rear is a bit bulging and features wing-shaped taillights which are also hooked up with LED lighting. Overall, the model features strong character lines and angular curves.

Other features include Qi wireless charging and two additional 4.2-inch display screens. Its automatic climate control is uniquely designed such that it focuses air flow specifically to where passengers are seated.

The vehicle is also equipped with the new Toyota Safety Sense P suite which offers an array of driving aids including lane departure warning with steering assist, automatic high-beams, pre-collision warning with automatic brake assist and pedestrian detection as well as dynamic radar cruise control with a stop function. In addition, rear cross traffic alert, Toyota’s intelligent parking assist and blind-spot monitoring can be had as options.

Dimension-wise, the Prime is slightly larger than its predecessor by around 2.4 inches and wider by 0.6 inches. It sits an inch lower than the outgoing Prius. Its body structure is made of high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber which translate to improved efficiency and performance.

The overall design is aerodynamic meaning the Prime will have one of the lowest coefficients of drag in the sedan segment. Its automatic grille shutters helps improve its aerodynamics even further.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime Engine

The new Prius Prime features Toyota’s upgraded Hybrid Synergy Drive system that combines a petrol engine and an electric motor. The pair is mated to a planetary-type CVT system which channels power to the front wheels. The new Prime can be charged from a standard household socket.

The petrol engine is carried over from the 2016 Prius. It is a 1.8 L Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine.  The engine is rated to return 120 MPGe which is a huge improvement (26%) from the previous model. The electric motor also provides an improved electric range of 22 miles as said earlier. The automaker has also raised the speed while on the EV mode to 84 mph.

Total system output is the same 121 horsepower as other Prius models, Toyota says. Due to gearing and the way its power and torque curves map out, the Prius Prime’s EV mode is the quicker one at low speed, while Hybrid mode becomes stronger and quicker above about 60 mph. Top speed in EV mode is 84 mph, which makes it more usable than the former Prius Plug-In’s (mostly theoretical) 62-mph top end in EV mode.

Customer deliveries of the Prius Prime aren’t due to start until November at the earliest, but Toyota allowed us an early, limited drive of development prototypes on a closed circuit in Japan (one Toyota prefers we don’t name). During that drive, we briefly eased up toward an indicated 84 mph on the speedometer without hitting a hard limiter. Toyota says the car can keep cruising at that speed using only its electric motors until it nears the bottom of the battery capacity set aside for EV mode. Toyota employs an 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery in the Prime, more than 12 times the nominal capacity of the Prius Eco’s 0.7-kWh lithium-ion battery.

The Prime’s engine is a little different from the standard Prius hybrid drive-train in that it uses a dual-mode generator system. This means the system can use both the generator and electric motor to boost its acceleration.

Its 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is recharged via regenerative braking which helps improve its fuel economy. The engine is also recharged via a household current for 5.5 hours while a 240-volt system can recharge the battery in half that time. Toyota also adds that when fully recharged and with a full tank, the vehicle can attain a range of 600 miles.

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