There’s no question that Toyota is the leader in what comes to hybrid cars. And whenever you’re talking about one, you always remember about Toyota Prius. If you’re looking to buy a new hybrid car, then you’ll be glad to know that the 2018 Toyota Prius is just around the corner. Looked by other manufacturers as a role model, let’s take a look at what you can expect from the new 2018 Toyota Prius.
2018 Toyota Prius Release Date
The 2018 Toyota Prius was already announced and it should be arriving in dealers near the end of the year or in the beginning of 2018.
2018 Toyota Prius Price
Despite the price of the new 2018 Toyota Prius wasn’t yet released, we are only speculating about the price. Considering what has been happening in the past, we believe the 2018 Toyota Prius price will start at around $26,500.
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2018 Toyota Prius Redesign and Changes
There are some severe changes in the exterior of the 2018 Toyota Prius. You can expect for this hybrid car to be not only wider as much longer when compared with its current version.
The front of the new Prius is also suffering a major restyle. The fascia is getting further folds and headlamps are slimmer and incorporate the LED technology. But the changes aren’t exclusive to the front. At the back of the 2018 Toyota Prius, you’ll notice a new wraparound the taillamp layout that is incorporated into a looter.
However, Toyota wanted to maintain the weight down on the Prius. So, they opted to use lightweight aluminum hood, carbon-fiber mitigate, and high-strength steel.
One thing they opted to maintain from the 2016 Prius version was the automated grille shutters to help with the wind resistant performance.
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2018 Toyota Prius Specs
Under the hoods, the 2018 Toyota Prius comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine accented by a 60 kw electric motor. In terms of transmission, you can expect to see a variable automatic transmission that is able to generate about 134 of horsepower.
If there is one thing that Toyota is known for is for their efficient cars. And they maintain this standard on the new 2018 Toyota Prius since the car features a mixed fuel economy of 50mpg. However, you need to know that your fuel economy will vary depending on the driving method you choose. 2018 Toyota Prius includes the EV, Power, and Eco driving methods.
2018 Toyota Prius Interior
In terms of the interior of the 2018 Toyota Prius, it is filled with high-quality materials, the latest technology, and a huge range of security features.
Some of the Prius features are offered through a smart device application. This application will allow you to know how your public battery chargers are, is helpful for others to examine billing routine, allow you to control the climate, among others. In terms of connection, and just like many rumors were stating, the 2018 Toyota Prius includes voice acknowledgment, USB port, phone connection, and Bluetooth-audio. In case you have an iPhone, you’ll be glad to know that you’ll be able to take advantage of the Siri Eyes Free. The Prius also features a double 4.2 inches TFT display screens.
In terms of security measure, the Prius is well-equipped since it includes the Toyota’s Safety and Security Feeling P collection. This collection includes different packages like the lane-keeping, automated stopping, automated high-beams, and pre-collision discovery with pedestrian acknowledgment. Another great feature that is included is the Intelligent Auto Parking Aide.
One of the things that we were expecting to see in the 2018 Toyota Prius but that they are not included are the back cross-traffic alert and the blind-spot tracking.