Toyota Launches Hybrid Car Prius At Auto Expo 2010 – Exclusive Pictures, Features, Specifications And Price

In Auto Expo 2010 at New Delhi, Toyota has launched their Third Generation Prius (means “to-go before” in Latin,) equipped with latest of its pioneering technology for Indian Roads – the Toyota Hybrid system II (also called Hybrid Synergy Drive) the Prius is in two range 26.55 Lakh & 27.86 Lakh (Ex showroom price New Delhi).

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Features Of Toyota Prius

The HSD efficiently combines the best characteristics & optimises operations of highly efficient gasoline engine and powerful electric motor based on driving conditions. The Key benefits of HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) are as follows:

  • Low emission
  • Fuel efficient
  • Acceleration
  • Quietness
  • Fuel efficient
  • Low emission
  • Acceleration equivalent to 2.4 liter class car
  • Quietness
  • Lesser Aerodynamic drag (Cd- coefficient of drag) of 0.25
  • Light in weight
  • Power saving (equipped with LED tail & stop lights)
  • Compact & light weight Ni-MH battery
  • Regenerative brake system
  • Atkinson cycle
  • EGR ( Exhaust Gas Circulation) system
  • Electric water pump
  • Intake side VVT-I ( Variable Valve Timing intelligent)

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There are three modes on which Prius can run i.e. Power Mode (PWR mode), Eco mode & Electric vehicle mode (EV mode)

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During startup/ Driving at constant speed Prius drives only with motor, the battery directly supply electricity to motor, during normal driving conditions Prius intelligently controls the engine output & motor output for optimum fuel efficiency, while climbing uphill battery provide additional acceleration & torque, while down hill/ Braking condition Regenerative Break System comes into play which in turn charges the battery, while stopping engine automatically cuts off to reduce CO2 emission. The Toyota Prius meets strict exhaust regulations in various countries around world.

The excellent power generation of motor combines with the 1.8 Litre engine provide the Prius with the acceleration performance associated with 2.4 liter class cars.

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Center meter: Display some of the features important to know while driving Prius.

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Steering wheel: Equipped with electronic switches.

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Head up Display: it projects various driving information i.e. speed, Driving conditions.

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Electronic Shift Lever

Specifications Of Toyota Prius

  • 1.8 Liter Electronic MPFI Engine
  • 4-Cylinder / 16 Valve Inline Type 2ZR-FXE
  • Max Power – 98 BHP @ 5200 rpm
  • Max Torque – 142 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  • Synchronous AC Motor (Permanent Magnet type)
  • Max Voltage – 650 V
  • Max Output of Motor – 80 BHP
  • Max Torque of Motor – 207 Nm
  • Ni-MH Battery
  • Total max combined output – 135 BHP
  • Length – 4406 mm , width – 1745 mm and height – 1510 mm
  • Weight – 1390 Kg
  • Front Suspension – McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension – Torsion beam type
  • Min turning radius – 5 m
  • Wheel Size – 15 Inches
  • Fuel tank capacity – 45 Liter

Price of Toyota Prius

There are two variants of Prius which have been priced at 26.55 Lakh & 27.86 Lakh (Ex showroom price New Delhi).

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