Toyota Prius was a front-wheel drive since its inception, and while updated 2019 Prius holds that the subject is alive, it is the addition of all-wheel drive for some rest electrified.
Toyota introduced a raft of changes to the 2019 Prius, the most important being a & # 39 is the addition of an additional four-wheel drive. To the front of a conventional compound 1.8-liter gas I4 engine and electric motor power the front wheels through the continuously variable transmission. Now, there is also an additional electric motor from the back independently turn the rear wheels – but only when he is called.
Rear rear traction motor to provide from 0 to 6 miles per hour, and afterward, he will push if necessary up to 43 miles per hour. Otherwise, the car will continue to operate as a front-drive car, increasing fuel economy, which would be lost for ever on the system. According to the estimates of its AWD Toyota Prius returns 52 miles per gallon city and 48 miles per gallon highway.
Four-wheel drive will be available only at the two highest trim 2019 Prius, XLE and Limited. Base L Eco lining oriented to direct the economy, with an estimated fuel economy of 58 miles per gallon city and 52 miles per gallon highway. All other FWD variants are estimated to reach 54 miles per gallon city and 50 miles per gallon highway.
What is interesting is that the Prius will actually have two different types of batteries. While GO Prius will sport a lithium-ion battery, AWD variants will use a nickel-metal hydride battery, which fits under the rear seat, without impacting on the & # 39; the amount of cargo. All versions of Prius have huge 65.5 cubic feet of cargo space and a split rear seat for Haulin & # 39; long material.
While the fourth-generation Prius has always been a love it or leave-it look, is bound to be even more polarized today, the Toyota thought it necessary to bring it closer to the Prius plug-in hybrid Prime. Standard LED lights lost a bit of what went down the bumper, and from the back, the taillights have been raised up and turned towards the center of the hatch. There is not clear that anything else, that's for sure.
As before, the gauge cluster mounted in the middle of the dashboard, with the available head-up display, bringing relevant information closer to the driver's field of view. While the AWD model package of the standard 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, opt for the limited trim replaces that with a terrifying 11.6-inch vertical screen of the Prius Prime.
Toyota to standardize their security in almost every car, and not from 2019 Prius & # 39 is no exception. He packs Toyota Safety Sense P set of driver assist systems, including Autobrake, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane warning and automatic high beams.
Toyota still has not said when the 2019 Prius goes on sale, but we will manage it for only two weeks, so make sure to keep your eyes pointed to the Roadshow, to find out what additional electric engine costs. Pricing information must come closer to the car's release.
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