2017 Prius Prime is One High Tech Hybrid
There’s hybrid technology then there’s hybrid technology loaded with infotainment and safety technology. That’s where the 2017 Prius Prime comes in.
When it hits the road, the new plug-in Prius model will get 120 or above MPGe, a 26-percent enhancement over its predecessor. It also has a higher battery capacity.
Drivers will also be able to drive at up to 84 mph without leaving EV mode.
The Prius Prime is loaded with tech features including an available 11.6-inch, HD central multimedia screen with standard navigation and available full color head-up display.
There is also available advanced safety technology, Toyota Safety Sense P. This multi-feature advanced active safety suite, bundles the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic Braking; Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist; Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with full stop technology and Automatic High Beams. Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available for additional peace of mind.
Want to cut the cord? The Prius Prime has available wireless cell phone charging for Qi-compatible devices via a console pad.
Prius Prime will also offer an exclusive suite of Prius Prime Apps, allowing owners to remotely manage their vehicle’s charging schedule and status, locate charging stations, track and compare your eco driving score with others on social media, remotely control the vehicle’s climate system, and more.
The 2017 Prius Prime will begin arriving in Toyota showrooms in late fall.