After almost twenty years of shaping the world view on alternative energy vehicles, and more than 8 million global sales, Prius is setting out to change the world again.
The new Prius serves as a hallmark for the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), an initiative designed to push the boundries of development and design.
Prius' sophisticated exterior styling is defined by a distinctive silhouette and low-slung stances. The combination of an attractive form with a functional aerodynamic performance features strong body lines and newly designed front and rear lights giving the exterior a strong, purposeful look.
The 7” touchscreen display audio also displays reversing camera image with moving dynamic backing guide lines, Bluetooth handsfree phone capability and audio streaming. All Prius Hatch models feature a JBL Audio System with 10 speakers, designed to enhance sound throughout the cabin.
Prius Hatch GX with Touring Package and the ZR models feature Satellite navigation system with SUNA traffic channel. SUNA Traffic Channel broadcasts real-time traffic information directly to a compatible navigation system, keeping the driver informed of adverse traffic conditions ahead and suggesting alternative routes to avoid congestion.
Rest assured with the new Toyota Safety Sense package. Available across the Prius range, this technology is designed to help support your awareness and decision-making in all types of traffic. Complete with Pre-Crash System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with steering control function, all speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with automatic brake control and Automatic High Beam (AHB).
With a 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating, the Prius has plenty of active and passive safety equipment onboard, including seven airbags to protect the driver and passengers, as well as Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and ISO fixing points.
One button push is all it takes to activate Prius' impressive HUD system. Use it to check out the vehicle's speed and Hybrid System Indicator information, which is projected onto the inside of your windscreen. HUD is both height and intensity adjustable, for comfortable referencing day or night, no matter how tall you are.
Acheiving 3.4L fuel economy (/100km combined) or 3.5L (/100km extra-urban motorway) of driving in the ADR 81/02 (Australian Design Rules) was no easy task. It involved the creation of a vehicle that actively favours electricity over gas whenever possible, and yet can use both in perfect harmony to perfectly match the desires and needs of the driver.
The Prius has been designed with ultimate driver and passenger comforts in mind. From steering wheel switches, to audio screens, safety features and rear seat comfort, the Prius Hatch has you covered.
Making sure the driver can access all aspects of the vehicle’s comfort, convenience and trip information while maintaining concentration on the road ahead is a complex task, but the Prius matches it.
In addition to the streamlined design, you can also scroll through Multi-Information Display (MID) touchscreen options from the 4-way MID controls on the Prius’ steering wheel.
For customers with a Qi wireless charging device, there is a handy charging panel. Just place your device on the pad, and your device will charge automatically (iPhone shown above as reference only.)
From here you can modify convenience settings such as air conditioning system preferences, audio settings and the energy consumption details of your journey.
There’s a reason you see so many Prius’ on taxi fleets. These hardworking companies cover thousands and thousands of kilometers per year; many of the trips are short distance hops too, which adds to the fuel burn of many cars.
But with the Prius’ Hybrid Synergy Drive ensuring power and economy are delivered in equal measure to get the most out of a tank of fuel, there are better returns for the company as well as the guilt-free benefits of a more environmentally-friendly fleet.