Toyota Prius: The First Toyota Hybrid CarBy Vic on June 29th, 2016
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On the lookout for a vehicle that is similar to Toyota Vios in the Philippines? Fret not because your search ends today! We’d like to introduce to you the Toyota Prius, the first Toyota hybrid car. It comes from the same worldwide-trusted brand we all know and love, which delivers quality service to our customers, ensuring that each drive brings a smile to the faces of our customers. So read up on one of the greatest creations of Toyota – the Prius.
The Toyota Prius first went on saile in Japan in 1997. A game changer designed with a modern-edge structure, an exterior based on the Toyota Mirai, and the most fuel-efficient hybrid car available in the market. Another thing that makes it unique from the other Toyota cars is the fuel economy, especially of the latest Prius – the fourth generation model (2015-2016). Driving the 2016 Prius is also much better compared to the previous Prius’ third generation model (2009–2015) because of the improved brakes, comfortable seats, and better interiors.
Exterior and interior
The look of the 2016 Prius is surprisingly striking, thus, the description “engineered to cheat the wind and win over the crowd.” The lighting is newly designed as well, featuring Bi-LED elements in its headlights which include integrated fog lights, accent lights, and LED taillights sure to make your drive more efficient. It also has 17 inches alloy wheels which will definitely make heads turn as the Prius passes by.
Some sedans do not have enough space inside and has a boring or uninteresting look. Toyota 2016 Prius changes this as the interiors give you a futuristic and advanced look: a 7 inch touch-screen display, 4.2 inches color dual Multi-Information Display (MID), and wireless charging for your smartphone which definitely exudes the driver and the passenger a fun drive. Drives are noisy sometimes due to the gravel road, wheels, and cars outside, but Prius has a new suspension suited for a relaxed and stable drive that retracts unwanted noise outside. To add to this, Toyota was able to give 2016 Prius SofTex-trimmed steering wheels, giving you tilt and telescoping adjustment for better driving comfort as it offers control over the audio and Bluetooth which can be seen on the MID.
The 2016 Prius also comes with a blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic wipers, leatherette upholstery with contrasting white stitching, unique rear bumper styling and leatherette upholstery with contrasting blue seat stitching heated front seats, a power driver seat with adjustable lumbar, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, a pre-collision warning system, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, a passenger seat cushion airbag, seatback storage pockets and a rear cargo cover. All in which are part of the Toyota Safety Sense package.
In Edmunds track testing, a 2016 Prius was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds due to the EPA fuel economy rating of 52 mpg combined (54 city/50 highway).