Although the 2021 Toyota Prius will be marketed as a hybrid, it can be said that it is largely different from the Prius model in general. Even though it shares some general features with the Prius model, such as the use of a hybrid drive system, battery, air conditioning, gasoline engine, and power steering, it differs with regards to its model specification.
Best For Long Mileage
The new Prius all-wheel drive is said to give an extra advantage to those drivers who wish to commute long distances without having to worry about heavy traffic or parking problems. This type of vehicle is good for both urban and rural driving. In fact, this model of Prius can also be considered as an all-wheel-drive hybrid vehicle due to its electric motor, which is used for both energy and power.
Best In Class Engine
In terms of the engine, the new Prius all-wheel drive comes with a conventional gasoline engine but has an electric motor to supplement it. The electric motor makes use of electric power stored in the batteries for the motor. It can charge the batteries while the gasoline engine is running. This hybrid powertrain method not only improves fuel economy but also provides an excellent environmental benefit. The most important advantage of this method over the conventional gasoline engine is that it can be used in both heavy-duty and light-duty applications.
Filled With Advanced Features
The new Prius all-wheel-drive architecture comes with advanced technologies such as Smart Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Smart Cruise Control and the new Automatic Emergency Brake-force Distribution. The first feature is an extremely beneficial safety feature that provides drivers with the ability to use the emergency brake system. This new feature is similar to the feature found in many modern vehicles. The second feature provides a more comprehensive pedestrian detection system, while the third feature helps prevent the possibility of a rollover. In essence, these three technologies work together to provide safe and secure handling of the Prius.
Comes With TRD
One of the major technologies found on the new Prius comes in the form of the TRD. The Toyota Prius’ RCD technology helps the vehicle to maintain a consistent brake pressure through the duration of the pedal stroke. This is essential especially for heavy-duty vehicles as a weak pedal stroke combined with low brake pressure could lead to devastating accidents. The TRD is incorporated right into the head-up display, which is also found in many modern vehicles. The head-up display is one of the largest LCD screens found on vehicles today and the addition of the TRD to the head-up display provides improved visibility at night or in severe weather conditions.
Excellence Fuel Efficiency
The all-wheel-drive architecture of the new Prius also contributes to its excellent fuel efficiency. When fuel consumption is high, the vehicle’s energy consumption is also high. The all-wheel-drive system of the new Prius helps minimize fuel consumption by reducing the number of times the vehicle spins during highway driving. The all-wheel-drive system of the Prius comes with both LPG and gasoline variants. The gas engine of the Prius comes with a combination of liquid hydrogen and gasoline; this combination helps to power the vehicle during operation.
Feature Variable Valve Timing
On top of improving fuel economy, the all-wheel-drive system of the Prius also features the Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VVTEC) with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control(VTEC) – a system that helps to optimize fuel economy through regulating the timing and lift of the air-oil-air suspension system. The electric motor is also optimized for fuel economy and power; the electric motor of the Prius features two separate power units and each unit is optimized for power as well as economy. These systems, which are exclusively developed for Prius, feature a greatly improved quietness while operating compared to the previous model. For the first time, a gasoline model of the Prius will feature an electric motor without a hybrid system. All of these technological developments help to bring the best of virtually all hybrid vehicles to the market.
Hybrid cars play an important role in helping to conserve our resources, which include air, water, and energy. Hybrid cars are also helping to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions. With the advancements that have been made in recent years, the Toyota Prius has been awarded the title of one of the “cars of the year” from the Consumers Union, a leading organization in the support of green living. Hybrid and electric car fans around the world will be able to take advantage of these technologies and help to preserve the environment that we all know is damaged due to the continued consumption of fossil fuels.