There is no doubt that Toyota is a name which is an extremely popular model and it has been so for the past many decades. Hence, when the new 2019 Toyota Prius comes into the market it is bound to have quite a few changes, and we are excited to know more about it. Furthermore, it would not be a wrong idea to have a look at the various features pertaining to the indoors, exteriors, engine, design, and other attributes. We are sure that it will help our readers and others to have a clear understanding as to what this new offering from Toyota has to give to its customers.
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Toyota Prius 2019 Interior
There is one thing which catches the attention the attention of the interiors as far as the Toyota Prius 2019 is concerned. It has quite a bit of hard plastic around the dashboard and also the center console. This certainly adds quite a bit of sophistication and good looks to the entire indoors of the car. New Prius will have 4.2 in. Dual Multi-Information Display. It is customizable, with a lot of features like AWD system indicator, Hybrid System Indicator, Drive Monitor, Eco Savings record/diary/wallet, energy monitor, speedometer, climate control, audio system content, and navigation system.
Furthermore, a central console has 6.1 in. touch-screen display, with Entune Audio system, AM/FM CD player, 6 speakers, 2.1-amp USB charge ports, USB 2.0 port, auxiliary audio jack, Siri Eyes Free, music streaming, voice recognition, phone book, Bluetooth hands-free, backup camera display…The center-mounted display though very good might take some time to get used to it. Higher trim like Limited gets 11.6 in. HD multimedia display, with Entune Premium JBL Audio, Integrated Navigation, and App Suite…
The outward vision is very appealing and attractive. The rear accommodation is also quite good and it is adequate though there is some room environment. The luggage space is also quite good and offers 17.1 cubic feet. However, if the car is turned seats down mode it can handle carrying space of 65.5 cubic feet.
Safety (Toyota Safety Sense P):
– Pre-Collision System,
– millimeter-wave radar + monocular camera sensor for detecting pedestrial,
– Lane Departure Alert + Steering Assist,
– Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control,
– Automatic High Beams,
– Vehicle Proximity Notification System.
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2019 Toyota Prius interior
2019 Toyota Prius Redesign, Exterior
Let us now have a look at the exteriors of this car. It does not take much of an effort to distinguish between a hybrid model and a regular model. However, this is not the case with this upcoming model of 2019 Prius. The plug-in hybrid which we will be seeing might be not so good looking. There are others who feel that it could be downright weird. However, this does not take away the fact that it has some a few good things about it. There is an unmistakable European flavor which certainly is also worth mentioning. On the whole, the exteriors do look very practical. There are some new colors, like Supersonic Red and Electric Storm Blue. The 2019 Prius will get 15-inch alloy wheel.
As far as the engine and other important attributes are concerned, it is expected that the car would come with a 99 horsepower engine. It runs on a 1.8-liter and is expected to have a 4-cylinder engine augmented with the help of an electric motor. Further, it is expected to offer a mileage for FWD Prius of 58 mpg in the city environment / 53 mpg highway / 56 mpg combined. While AWD Prius will get solid results also, 52 mpg in the city environment / 48 mpg highway / 50 mpg combined.
The Nickel-Metal Hydride for AWD trim is also is something that will go in making it a good buy. While FWD trim gets cheaper Lithium Ion battery. It should come with a quality CVT continuously variable transmission. It comes with normal, EV and Eco options and this is something which buyers would like to keep in mind while making a buying decision. The electric motor should offer short rides at a speed of around 43 mph.
Price and Release Date
Though nothing much has been mentioned about the price of this vehicle it is expected that it could be in the range of $22,000 to around $23,500 depending on the model you choose. However, these are still early days and we will know about the actual price once the car hits the road probably during the first half of 2019.