Ken Shaw Toyota in Toronto presents the 2018 Prius Prime
With the highest total driving range and the shortest charging time, the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime is the most advanced Toyota hybrid ever built.
Available soon from Ken Shaw Toyota!
How does it work?
The all-new Prius Prime is the rare combination of smart technology and head-turning style. Equipped with three different drive modes to maximize power and fuel efficiency, Prius Prime gives you all of the benefits of an electric vehicle with the proven reliability of a Toyota Hybrid.
Prius Prime has all of Toyota's latest hybrid technology. Sustainability has never looked this stylish. Constructed under the Toyota New Global Architecture philosophy, Prius is built to: handle better, ride smoother, and go further than any Prius before it. With Prius Prime’s plug-in hybrid technology, you can commute up to 40km, strictly on electric power.
Three modes to keep you going
Electric Vehicle (EV) mode combines a high capacity battery and electric motors to produce power. A generator produces power from the turning of the engine, or a Toyota-first a one-way clutch can engage the generator as a secondary motor for additional power, providing seamless acceleration and a top speed of 135km/h. Prime’s EV mode gives you zero emissions from the tailpipe while offering great performance without expending any gasoline.
EV Auto mode, like EV mode, primarily uses electric power. The difference is that this mode will use Prius Prime’s power control unit to intelligently decide when to automatically employ additional gas power, like when climbing a steep hill.
Hybrid vehicle mode uses a blend of power from the gasoline engine and hybrid battery. Toyota’s proven Hybrid Synergy Drive technology and capable 1.8L engine, ensure that you travel on electric power at low speeds and a gas/electric combination for acceleration and higher speeds. All the while producing lower emissions and consuming less fuel.
Aerodynamic Design, Dynamic Performance
Intelligently built on the outside too, Prius Prime’s aerodynamically angular lines and features like the dual wave rear glass make for better fuel efficiency, a coefficient of drag of 0.25, and a smoother drive on the open road.
Prius Prime’s new Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, combining a powerful electric motor with a 1.8L Atkinson cycle engine is engineered to provide improved acceleration and dynamic responsiveness.
Available on the technology package, an 11.6-Inch Display Audio screen lets you plan out your route with navigation, your playlist - on the premium JBL audio system, and many other functions that put control at your fingertips.
The Future of Toyota
Refinements in safety, innovations in technology, and a whole new philosophy that champions great design with an even better driving experience. That's the future of Toyota.
Toyota Safety Sense P: Because we all deserve to arrive safely, Prius Prime is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P, our most advanced suite of safety technology, including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Cutting edge technology can be a little intimidating sometimes. Don't worry, Prius Prime will teach you how to get the most out of your vehicle by giving tips on the best braking and acceleration techniques to conserve and redistribute energy to the car. It will even learn your driving patterns over time and guide you accordingly.
You’ve always known Toyota to be about quality. Well quality has never looked better. TNGA is a new approach to design for Toyota, and Prius Prime is built with with a lower centre of gravity, lighter-weight materials, and superior handling to its predecessor.
* Efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented above, though pricing, equipment, or other details may change at any time without notice. For more information refer to Toyota Canada's website, or consult the vehicle's owner's manual.