Toyota Prius (2010)

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Toyota Prius

Toyota the all-new 50-mile-per gallon third-generation Toyota Prius vehicle at the 2009 North International Auto show.

as the benchmark for cars of the future, the Prius has delivered superior economy and ultra-low emissions to than one million owners for more than 10 years.

The third-generation 2010 Prius offer even better ratings, enhanced performance, and design features. It will be roomier, and equipped with standard and available features as a moonroof with solar four driving modes, Parking Assist (IPA) and wheel touch controls display on the instrument panel.

The Toyota Prius entered the in 1997 as the world’s first hybrid. The name Prius, to go in Latin, became symbolic of a car was launched even before awareness had become a mainstream issue.

From the beginning, full-hybrid system was developed and has become a driving force advanced vehicle technology. The exclusive Hybrid Synergy System was introduced in 2004 on the Toyota Prius . Since more than 670,000 been sold in the U.S.

In the new, third-generation Prius, engineers combined a careful of existing systems with an measure of new technology necessary for the of automobiles.

2010 Toyota

Fuel Economy and Environmental

The new Toyota Prius will be using processes that pollution in every stage of life, from production and through to disposal.

The third-generation Toyota Prius its record of continuous improvement in economy. The first-generation Toyota which was rated 41 EPA combined was replaced by the current model, is EPA rated at 46 mpg, combined Using a combination of technologies, efficiency was increased to an estimated 50 per gallon for the new Toyota Prius.

A and more powerful 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine will the new Toyota Prius. Contrary to wisdom, the larger engine helps improve highway By making more torque, the new can run at lower average rpm on the highway. operating at lower rpm, the new uses less fuel.

is especially improved in cold-start and at higher speeds.

Use of an electric pump and a new exhaust gas recirculation system also contribute to the efficiency. The 1.8-liter Toyota engine is the first Toyota plant that requires no under the hood for better economy and less potential

A multi-information display panel monitors fuel and energy is standard. It provides feedback on the Prius‘ efficiency three different displays to the driver acquire economical habits.

Unlike most hybrid vehicles available, Prius has been a full since introduction. This it to run on engine alone, battery or a combination of both. The system the best of parallel hybrid and hybrid designs to achieve the to operate on the electric mode and to charge the batteries while the car is

The patented Hybrid Synergy system in the 2010 Toyota is 90 percent newly-developed with improvements over previous

The transaxle is lighter in weight and torque losses by as much as 20 compared to the previous model.

The which converts direct to alternating current, has a new direct system to reduce size and

Taken together, the inverter, and transaxle are smaller and 20 percent

A newly developed electronically regenerative braking system has adopted, with control optimized to enhance regeneration.

The new Prius will offer alternative driving modes. Mode allows driving on power alone at low speeds for a mile, if conditions permit. is also a Power Mode, increases sensitivity to throttle for a sportier feel, and an Eco Mode, helps the driver achieve best mileage.

Cutting Styling

In designing the new Prius, performance was an important factor. The was to create a beautiful silhouette, not compromising function. Designers the dynamic triangle form of the model – instantly as a Toyota Prius – but alterations to the overall profile, position and angle.

The front extended forward, helps the performance-focusing, shaped form.

The height of the Toyota Prius is the but the roof profile is altered by the top of the roof 3.9 inches to the rear. emphasizes the wedge shape, and allows for enhanced rear and improved aerodynamics.

The design of the new Toyota Prius’ and rear corners are sharp, and aerodynamic. Strong side lines, rising from to rear, define the glazed shape. Viewed from the wider rear treads a solid, firmly rooted

Dimensionally, the new Toyota Prius has the wheelbase as the current generation. length is slightly increased by 0.6 in part by moving the front forward.

World’s Lowest Cd

The new received more wind hours of testing than any Toyota in history, resulting in the aerodynamic profile of any mass-produced in the world. By focusing on the shape of the underfloor, wheelhouse liner and of the wheels, the designers of the new Toyota were able to reduce the of drag (Cd) value to compared to 0.26 for the previous The airflow under the car was studied

Engineers made changes to the of the fender liner, front of the underfloor, and added a fin at the rear cover to increase linear

Advanced Equipment For a New Era

An available glass moonroof is packaged solar panels, located the rear seating area, power a new ventilation system. solar powered ventilation uses an electrically powered air fan that does not require assist. The system prevents the air temperature from rising the vehicle is parked, making the time shorter when the returns to the vehicle, thus the use of air conditioning.

The remote air-conditioning system is the system in the world to function on alone and that can be remotely so the driver can adjust the interior for comfort before getting in the

Reducing the vehicle’s power available LED (light emitting lamps are used for low beams and in the tail and stop lamps. Air a major energy drain, has re-engineered to increase efficiency and performance. In addition, an exhaust recirculation system reduces waste by warming engine during cold startup, for performance.

It also heats up the cabin more efficiently.

Vehicle Performance

The next-generation Prius is built on a new platform, enables improved handling quieter operation, and collision The suspension consists of front and a rear intermediate beam as before, but handling stability is by improving the stabilizer layout, caster angle and tuning the characteristics. Disc brakes are now on all four corners, replacing the disc/rear drum brakes in the model.

Weight was saved use of aluminum in the hood, rear front suspension axle and caliper and super high-tensile in the rocker inner, center and roof reinforcement. To meet expectations for everyday performance, acceleration has been improved to 9.8 more than a second in internal testing.

Better-performing insulation, working with vibration damping, has been in various locations to reduce noise.

Functional Interior Is Bigger on the

Proving that small add up to big gains, the cargo area of the new Prius was expanded 0.4 inches in and 2.2 inches in width by using a new and an layout of the battery cooling

Rear seat legroom is by a new space-saving contoured front-seat

Viewed from the cockpit, the cluster smoothly flows the instrument panel to the console. storage space has been under the shift lever by advantage of the shift-by-wire system. fin-type air vents are consistent the cabin’s efficient appearance.

use of silver accents adds a technical feel.

Touch on the steering wheel switches are to reduce driver eye movement for concentration on the road. When the touches the audio or info located on the steering wheel, a image is displayed on the instrument directly in front of the driver. system, called Touch is the first system in the world to steering wheel controls to out on the instrument panel.

The ECO indicator on the Display (MID) provides feedback for lower fuel

In pursuit of developing various technologies aimed at realizing mobility, Toyota will use carbon-neutral plastics in the 2010 Prius. The newly-developed plastics, as ecological plastic, will be in the seat cushion foam, side trim, inner and scuff plates, and deck cover. Ecological plastic less CO2 during a product (from manufacturing to disposal) plastic made solely petroleum; it also helps petroleum use.

Safety Enhancements

The new Toyota was designed to comply with level collision safety in each global region of and to accommodate increasingly strict requirements in the future.

In addition to driver and front passenger Restraint System (SRS) front and rear side airbags, driver and passenger side airbags and driver’s airbag are standard equipment.

headrests are used in both seats to reduce the possibility of in a collision. Anti-lock Brake (ABS), Electronic Brake (EBD), Brake Assist electronic traction control and Vehicle Stability Control are included with Toyota’s Star Safety System.

Radar Cruise Control using advanced millimeter radar, is an available option. The also enables Lane Assist, which helps the stay safely within the and the Pre-Collision System, which seatbelts and applies the brakes in conditions when a crash is

Next-generation Intelligent Parking features simplified settings to guide the car into parking

A backup monitor, which a view of rear obstacles reverse is engaged, is available an optional voice-activated navigation Safety Connect, Toyota’s safety and security service, automatic collision notification, vehicle locator and an SOS call Safety Connect will be a few months after launch.

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