The 2017 Prius Prime will be longer, wider and sits slightly lower than the previous model. All Prime models will be set standard with LED lighting, and Intelligent Parking Assist is available for drivers to choose as well.
There is an available 11.6-inch HD central multimedia screen that’s similar to the average sized tablet. It comes standard with a backup camera for safety, and drivers can get available Toyota Safety Sense P for added protection.
The Prius Prime will be powered by the traditional Toyota Hybrid Synergy Driver powertrain system that’s used to power the standard Prius hybrid models. It works by combining a gas engine and an electric motor with a continuously variable transmission for the most efficient outcome. One of the most unique aspects of the Toyota Prius Prime is that it can be plugged in at home to be recharged. Drivers don’t have to use a special outlet to charge the vehicle. There is a cord supplied for charging, and it will take about five and a half hours if you use a standard household outlet. If you have a 240-volt power source, then charging time will be cut in half.
The cabin of the Prius Prime sets it apart from the other Prius models on the lineup. It offers seating for four passengers, which gives it the vibe of a high-end luxury coupe. The center console runs from the front to the back, which separates the back seat passengers. A 60/40 split folding rear seat is standard, and the cabin is designed to be quiet, which makes for a comfortable ride.
All models with the central media screen will come set with standard navigation and an available full color heads-up display. With Toyota Safety Sense P, the Prius Prime will combine the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic Braking. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist as well as Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with full stop technology are also included. Automatic High Beams are also a part of the system, and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert are available as an additional feature.
Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel will have to hold off until the Prime arrives to our lot later this Fall 2016.