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New Toyota Prius is Coming to India in January 2017

Siddhartha Sharma | News18.com SidnChips

First published: November 24, 2016, 12:57 PM IST | Updated: November 24, 2016
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New Toyota Prius is Coming to India in January 2017
2017 Toyota Prius. (Image: News18.com)

With the rise in demand of environmental friendly cars in India, Toyota’s been always ahead of the game. Back in 2010 they got the Prius to India.

But cut to 2016, after the success of the Camry Hybrid in India, Toyota is all set to get the 2017 New Prius to India.

The car is more angular now. It’s got an aggressive stance and a very futuristic back. The Prius is 60 mm longer, 15 mm wider and 20 mm lower than its predecessor and the extra length provides extra leg room for the rear passengers. Boot capacity has also increased from 445-litres to 502-litres.

The new Toyota Prius is powered by hybrid powertrain that consists of a petrol engine along with an electric motor. The 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC VVT-I motor with EV44, Eco and Power modes delivers 97bhp power and 142Nm of torque. The electric motor works in tandem with the petrol engine and also sources power from lithium-ion/nickel-metal hydride batteries.

Toyota claims new Prius comes with 10 percent increase in fuel economy and a 40 percent increase in thermal efficiency. The hybrid car also comes with a 4.2-inch instrument cluster display, touch-screen infotainment system, new automatic climate control system and colour head-up display (HUD). For your smartphone, Toyota has also loaded it with Qi Charging and JBL speakers.

The new version is expected to be priced between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is coming to India in January 2017.

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