Automotive Toyota Prius Cockpit

Published on November 19th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Toyota Prius 2023 Model Facts That You Might Not Know

Detailed information about the all-new Prius.

In case you were wondering, the word ‘Prius’ means “to go before” in Latin. The Toyota Prius has led the expansion of HEVs over 25 years since it was first launched as a new-generation eco-car with outstanding fuel efficiency.

Interestingly, coming with the tagline “Just in time for the 21st century,” the first ever battery powered Toyota Prius was first launched in 1997 as the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car.

The model’s second generation introduced the Prius’ distinctive monoform silhouette for the first time and delivered even better fuel efficiency with the inclusion of an evolved Series Parallel Hybrid System (THSII).

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid

This was followed up by the third generation introducing a larger 1.8 litre engine which improved driving performance and fuel efficiency as well while the fourth generation introduced the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform to deliver a more evolved driving experience.

So, with this fourth generation Prius, the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform is used to deliver improved environmental performance and an evolved driving experience.

Meanwhile, total cumulative sales of the Prius worldwide have reached about 5.05 million units, accounting for a reduction equivalent to at least about 82 million tons of CO2 emissions as of March 2022.

While the hybrid system had its start with the Prius, almost every model these days, from compact cars to SUVs, minivans, and commercial vehicles, has a hybrid version.

The Prius has evolved under the “Hybrid Reborn” concept into an exhilarating package with stylish designs that users will fall in love with at first sight and captivating driving performance.

Toyota’s aim was to create a car that owners will continue to love and drive.

The new Prius inherits the unique monoform silhouette of the original and employs a wide and low stance with large-diameter tires to create stylish designs that appeal to the senses.

With the fifth-generation hybrid system and second-generation TNGA platform, the new Prius delivers comfortable driving performance that makes users want to keep driving.

Moreover, while almost every imaginable model of car these days be it a sedan, SUV, minivan or even commercial, it all started with the humble Toyota Prius.

This time around, the development team decided that the Toyota Prius needs to renew itself and present a whole new look while still retaining the iconic look that we have all come to know over the years. This new Prius will ensure the car appeals to a wider audience.

Toyota Prius Dashboard

Furthermore, the entire automotive industry is experiencing a once-in-a-century shift with a whole bunch of next generation powertrain options being made available to us resulting from the new energy vehicle (NEV) boom.

To ensure the Toyota Prius remains competitive in this highly competitive environment, it needs to look good and we think they have succeeded. What do you think?

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