Toyota Prius

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Toyota Prius

Last week I did a test drive of this miracle, and I was literally shocked! The dashboard is more like a brand of appliance with a large button POWER. You press it and the car is ready for use. Quiet, no starter, no nothing, just dash lights. Switch gear is on board.

Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius

It does not really speed as it is continuously variable transmission. So the inclusion of D, press the pedal and the car leaves in silence. After a while he heard the petrol engine as driving behavior sometimes turns off sometimes. For a brief tour from 2 km to the engine include at least 20-30 times, mostly by speeding. And it is very quiet. If you loosen the pedal – the engine shuts up.

The monitor on the dashboard shows current scheme of work on the car. From batereyata – current to the motor from the wheels – when coasting – to generate electricity in the direction of the battery, the petrol engine to the wheels and charging or operation of both the gasoline engine and electric motor. My jaw dropped from this technology! And regime change very quickly with each new position or pedal uphill / downhill – choose the most appropriate mode.

A motor is a torque monster 400 in the whole range of speed (as opposed to petrol and diesel engines, which has a peak on the curve at given speed and then drop) So this high torque makes it very agile car.

Here’s a rundown of Toyota PRIUS from Toyota’s website:

Engine 1.5 VVT-i

Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius

Distribution mechanism 16-valve, dual overhead camshafts
Number of cylinders 4, inline
Displacement (cc) 1497
Bore x Stroke (mm) 75.0×84.7
Compression ratio 13,0:1
Maximum power (kW / rpm. / Min) 57/5000
Maximum torque (Nm / rpm. / Min) 115/4000
Motor: Maximum power (kW / rpm. / Min) 50/1200-1540
Motor: Maximum torque (Nm / rpm. / Min) 400/0-1200
Battery type Nickel – metal hybrid
Battery power (volt DC) 201.6
Battery capacity 6,5 Ah (3 chasa)

Fuel consumption (l/100km) on the EU 80/1268-1999/100
Extra-urban 4.2
Urban Traffic 5.0
Combined fuel 4.3
Fuel tank capacity (l) 45
Carbon dioxide CO2 (g / km) 104

Dynamic characteristics
Maximum speed (km / h) 170
Acceleration 0-100 km / h 10.9

Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius

“The main feature of the Prius is a hybrid drive system used in the construction of the model. This revolutionary Hybrid Synergy Drive Toyota offers strong acceleration and high functionality. Hybrid system Hybrid Synergy Drive ® is an intelligent combination of gasoline and electricity. This innovative technology Fast and efficient providing power in all driving conditions. Responsive and efficient power Prius combines low fuel consumption and emissions. With maximum power of 77 k.s/5000 rev. / min petrol engine is globally recognized efficiency, the electric motor is as powerful as most petrol engines.

Maximum torque is 400 Nm and acceleration from 0 – 100 km / h is 10.9 seconds, making it the aligned position with the two-liter diesel engine.

The Prius is one of the most economical and environmentally friendly cars on the market today.

Compared to all models, which is used for combining such a drive system, Prius is a model that gives low emissions to the exhaust system and carbon dioxide CO2.

Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and hydrocarbons (HC) are lower than any other car on petrol and particulate emissions are reduced to zero.

Furthermore, emissions are 40% lower compared to European standards imposed in 2005. Hybrid system also reduces fuel consumption by almost 40%, a significant savings.

2015 Toyota Prius – Innovative to stay on top.

It should be noted that the Toyota Prius climbed to third place in global car sales.

Toyota Prius

2015 Toyota Prius

But with many super-efficient electric cars and hybrids entering the market it is facing more competition in its niche high. How will you stay on top? Toyota Prius tops the list of fuel efficient cars more than a decade. During this time she garnered reputation as a reliable and cost-effective solution for high fuel prices. Toyota expanded the range of Prius, including compact and large minivan.

From “Edmunds Inside Line” reported that Toyota will focus on the fourth-generation Prius lighter and more aerodynamic, due out in 2015, also said that Toyota is working with tire manufacturers to achieve less resistance movement. But efforts are mainly to reduce the weight of the new Prius, which will contribute to reducing fuel consumption significantly. Ideas such as all-aluminum body had been rejected before, but over the years the weight of the Prius is increasing and every pound down is a good idea.

Toyota Prius

2015 Toyota Prius

However, Toyota Prius to keep affordable. Materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber are much more expensive than heavier recycled steel. No mention of battery or engine. Toyota for some reason stuck with the heavier nickel-hydride batteries in the Prius, rather than jump to ion lithium cells.

By extending the range and absolute domination of the market, Prius remains the top … for now. But the speed with which other automakers progress is amazing and Toyota is better to remove all the cards for the next Prius if you want to stay on top.

Toyota Prius reviews

As far as I’ve read (buy your Auto Build regular) car lot in January and was very populyarna.Za model’ve read only superlatives which is a byword for the Toyota brand. Perhaps the high price stops in January where we sell cheap or very expensive cars. More such developments will have with these fuel prices.

My impressions are from the same source (AutoBild) and I think this is an expensive way to care for the environment. As you think about where it comes from and the electrical energy of the hybrid model of the power plants that pollute too.

Toyota Prius

2011 Toyota Prius

Energy to charge the battery comes exclusively from the petrol engine, which rotates the motor-generator, as well as coasting, downhill and braking – then the wheels spin the generator and it charges the battery. So – my car is completely autonomous from the electricity. And another interesting thing – when you’re stopped at a place – air is electric and its working without work petrol engine.

There is a button P for parking – includes electric brakes. There is a button “electric car”. It’s movement speed by 45 km / h with the motor. If you decide to get out somewhere in apparently comfortable slippers feature.

Warranty of the hybrid Toyota Prius is 8 years or 160,000 km – whichever comes first. I think this includes the battery. For the rest of the car is 3 years or 100,000 km. On Battery – I read that Toyota has made a joint venture with Panasonic for the design and production of these batteries.

Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius

Regarding fuel: Toyota is a company that gives so to say “worse” results. In short, if a car without thinking about savings – The catalog will have fuel for the corresponding mode.
So I think in my PRIUS hands of urban’ll keep 3.0-3.5/100

Last week ride in the Toyota Prius taxi. I spoke with the driver and he said this:
-The car is built for our roads. 40,000 km is already jumping holes and nothing and no. The car in the city is super economical, and the highway is excellent and keeps reaching 180 without problems. (It was a 1.8 engine) was very quiet and rode very well! Interior I liked a lot. I think the material is level. Waited another 60 cars, but are not very welcome. From TM said that the U.S. market absorbs almost all of the model Toyota Prius!

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