Toyota introduced the updated Prius

Toyota introduced the updated Prius

September 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The novelty has received an expanded list of security systems and support for Apple CarPlay as standard.

Japanese automaker has updated the Prius model. The car already in its basic version boasts a 7-inch screen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa, as well as a set of Toyota Safety Connect security systems. Unfortunately, Android Auto is still not supported.

 The 2020 Prius will continue to be offered in L Eco, LE, XLE and Limited versions for front-wheel drive models, and all-wheel drive will be available in LE and XLE versions.

Toyota Safety Connect, which includes features such as emergency calls, a search for a stolen car, roadside assistance and automatic collision alert, is now standard and comes with a 3-year free subscription.

In addition, the 7-inch infotainment system features 6 speakers, 3 USB ports and one auxiliary audio jack, as well as improved voice recognition, Bluetooth, access to the phonebook and music streaming, Siri Eyes Free and a backup camera.

The most economical member of the Prius series is the L Eco version. The hybrid transmission, which combines a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with two motor-generators and a battery, remains unchanged.

The LE trim list includes Smart Key, a “blind spot” monitoring system with parking exit control. In the older version of XLE, the buyer will receive 17-inch wheels, seats with SofTex trim with electric and heated, as well as wireless charging for the phone.

Only in the top-end version, the hybrid Japanese car gets an 11.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and a premium JBL audio system, an adaptive front lighting system with automatic headlight adjustment and much more.

The Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance package is still the standard choice for the entire lineup and includes a pedestrian warning system, a lane departure warning with a return to occupied lane function, automatic high beam and active cruise control, which works at any speed.