Hybrid Toyota Prius updated and got all-wheel drive

Hybrid Toyota Prius updated and got all-wheel drive

November 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Hybrid Toyota Prius corrected appearance, interior and technical stuffing

At the Los Angeles Motor Show debuted an updated hybrid Toyota Prius. For the model, the interior and the interior were modified, and a system of all-wheel drive was added under the name AWD-e (it was at the Prius and before that, however, only in Japan). It will be available as an option.


The new transmission on the rear axle is equipped with an additional 7.2 horsepower electric motor, which helps the car when starting and accelerating. When it reaches 10 kilometers per hour, it turns off, and the car again becomes front-wheel drive.

In addition, the rear electric motor is activated by electronics when the front wheels slip or to stabilize the car. However, in this case, the range of the engine is limited by the speed of movement. It can only turn on up to 69 kilometers per hour.

The main power plant, issuing 122 horsepower, remained the same. New Toyota Prius is still equipped with a 1.8-liter aspirated capacity of 96 forces, an electric motor in front, a CVT and a battery pack with a capacity of 6.5 ampere-hour. On all-wheel drive cars, lithium batteries will replace nickel metal hydride.

Externally, the updated Prius can be found on new headlights and bumper, as well as other lamps. A 11.6-inch vertical multimedia system screen will appear inside the car.

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