Toyota has officially unveiled the newest addition to one of their most patronized line up of car models - the Toyota Prius 2019. This took place at one of the most prestigious events for car enthusiasts all over the world, the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Here, they revealed the major addition to the model as well as other minor touch-ups that the manufacturers came up with.
What's Under the Hood?
The Toyota Prius 2019 still receives the horsepower from its four-cylinder engine with a 1.8-liter capacity. This roaring engine is aided by an electric motor for better efficiency. The engine alone can produce about 99 PS and 142 Nm of torque. The electric motor that serves as a helper produces an additional 72 PS along with 163 Nm of torque.
The rear electric motor remains disconnected from the engine via a clutch pack or driveshaft. It helps to deliver better grip in cases where the road may be uneven or slippery. The rear motor can deliver extra traction whenever necessary even at the speeds of 70 km/hr. Since it's electric, it's bound to consume energy; this is where the unique set-up of the forthcoming Prius 2019 saves the day. It's built to automatically run the rear electric motor and then turn it off again when it recognizes that the main engine is doing fine.
The new Prius 2019 still receives the horsepower from its four-cylinder engine with a 1.8-liter capacity
The Exterior Styling
The minor touch-ups were initially to give the car a milder, calmer look. This, however, does not lower the appeal of the car in any way.
- Both the front bumper and the headlights are less aggressive in design.
- The tail lights also now just occupy a small space on the car's rear area. This is instead of the previous design where it almost reaches the rear bumper.
- It now has alloy wheels that definitely screams style and class.
The minor touch-ups were initially to give the car a milder and calmer look
Indeed the Toyota Prius 2019 is looking fresher than its predecessor. It's new AWD capability is also a great addition. We wonder in what ways will Toyota make their next release better.
According to the latest car news, refreshed Prius 2019 is predicted to hit the US showroom. The Philippines and other markets will follow soon. Also, no word on price is yet announced, but let's check out the newest price of the Toyota Prius 2018 in the Philippines for your further reference:
|Toyota Prius C 2018|
|Toyota Prius C 1.5 Full Option||P1,867,000|
|Toyota Prius 2018|
|Toyota Prius 1.8 Hybrid White Pearl||P2,264,000|
|Toyota Prius 1.8 Hybrid||P2,249,000|
Know more about Toyota Prius 2023
The Toyota Prius is a hybrid compact sedan which helped catapult hybrid powertrains into popularity the world over.Toyota Prius Philippines price is ₱2,339,000 with 1.8 Hybrid CVT as the only available variant
Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Prius uses the 1.8-liter Hybrid Synergy Drive. At maximum, this powertrain can produce a combined output of 121 horsepower and 163 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via an electrically controlled variable transmission (eCVT).
Size-wise, the 2023 Toyota Prius is 4,540mm long, 1,760mm wide, and 1,470mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,700mm, and a ground clearance of 130mm.
Locally, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the Toyota Prius’ sole competitor in the compact car segment. Then again, there’s also the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid.