Toyota has been in the business of selling hybrid cars for a long time. The company’s Prius has become a household name due to its popularity and the fact that it arrived at a time when there weren’t that many hybrid options on the market. Toyota today announced a new variant called the Prius Prime, it’s a plug-in hybrid version and it comes with quad-LED lights as well as an updated taillight design.
It takes the fourth-generation Prius design to new levels. The Prius Prime comes with a bigger battery pack and the new powertrain enables the car to go up to 22 miles in electric-only mode, that’s an improvement compared to the first-gen Prius but doesn’t hold a candle to the competition.
It’s a hybrid after all so pure all-electric mileage isn’t much of a concern, it’s the gas-electric combined mileage that potential owners will be most interested in, and Toyota claims that the Prius Prime can do 120 MPGe. The company hasn’t revealed what the MPG rating will be once the 8.8 kWh battery runs out of charge.
Pricing hasn’t been confirmed as yet so we’ll have to wait for that crucial bit of information. The 2017 Prius Prime will start arriving in Toyota showrooms across the country in late fall this year.