Toyota Prius PHV

Toyota Prius PHV

Toyota Prius PHV

 

Toyota Motor Corporation announces the launch of the redesigned Prius PHV in Japan, and sales will begin at all Toyota, Toyopet, Toyota Corolla and Netz dealers nationwide on February 15. Toyota has been working on enhancing its product lineup significantly, and is positioning plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) as the pillar of next-generation environmental vehicles after hybrid vehicles (HVs).

With the new Prius PHV, Toyota has greatly advanced on the environmental performance that is characteristic of the Prius lineup, along with the powerful and smooth drive which is an attribute of an electric vehicle (EV). Futuristic advanced equipment has been added and charging convenience greatly improved, thus evolving the new Prius PHV into a prime vehicle. In January 2012, Toyota launched the Prius PHV with the goal of promoting vehicle electrification.

Advanced Exterior Styling:

A sharp futuristic face with an advanced look has been made possible with a large grille featuring clear acrylic resin and quad LED headlights. The headlights are equipped with the Adaptive High-beam System, which recognizes other vehicles, based on the taillights of the vehicle ahead and the headlights of on-coming vehicles, and shields them from the high-beam light. The rear design is a distinctive feature of the Prius PHV, which includes the "double-bubble" glass in the rear window, high-mount brake lights connected by a single red line, and rear combination lamps.

 

 

 

 

Environmental and Driving Performance:

The use of a large-capacity, lithium-ion battery, combined with efficiency improvements in the plug-in hybrid system, has increased the EV mode range to 68.2 km and the maximum EV mode speed to 135 km/h7, thus greatly expanding the electric-only range. To achieve powerful acceleration performance, the Prius PHV also features a dual motor drive system, using both the electric motor and the generator as the drive force.

The use of a dedicated heater for the traction battery and the world's first8 automatic air conditioner with a heat pump and gas injection function which helps prevent the engine from coming on during EV mode operation. The 1.8-liter high-efficiency engine achieves a high hybrid fuel efficiency of 37.2 km/L.

 

Enhanced Charging System:

Standard charging uses AC100V/6A from a standard household outlet and it therefore requires no special wiring. Outside of the home, the Prius PHV can be charged at Toyota dealers and at any of the charging spots operated by Nippon Charge Service LLC (Minato-ku, Tokyo). The Prius PHV features the world's first8 "solar charging system" in mass-produced cars. This system supplies energy from sunlight to the traction battery. When the newly added EV Power Supply Mode has been selected, the vehicle's external electrical power supply function can supply household electricity without the engine being turned on.

 

Latest Equipment:

The Toyota-first 11.6-inch T-Connect SD navigation system and DCM, which are standard (except in the S grade), improves visibility and operability. Additionally, the diverse T-Connect DCM Package connected vehicle service, which assures customers a safe, secure, and convenient experience with their vehicles, is provided free of charge for the first three years following vehicle registration.

 

 

Safety Performance:

Toyota Safety Sense P, a collision avoidance assist package, is offered as standard in all grades. The Prius PHV has achieved ASV++, the highest rating in the JNCAP15 Preventive Safety Performance Assessment.

 

Source : http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/15055900/

 

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