When talking about the history of hybrids, the Toyota Prius is among the first names we hear; it’s the first Hybrid vehicle. It started with a fuel-efficiency rating of 28.0 km/l and is now at 40.8 km/L. Today, we’re enjoying some innovative features of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius. The 2022 Toyota Prius Prime comes after the Prius Plug-in that was sold between 2012 and 2015.
The Prius Prime joined the Toyota Prius franchise in 2017 and was among the first plug-in hybrids. Today you can choose between gas-electric or all-electric, different from the conventional Prius.
Ranging between $33,750 and $36,650, the 2022 Toyota Prius Prime comes standard with and isn’t limited to, a backup camera, passive keyless entry, an aero-glass panel under the back spoiler and rearward aid visibility. It also has Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a full-width LED with a lamp panel combined in the rear. You also have aluminum-alloy wheels with aerodynamic covers painted in a double-colour scheme on the outside.
Many Toyota passenger vehicles are built under the TNGA-K platform architecture. The double-wishbone form multi-link rear suspension and the structural strength that is behind the Prius Prime's smooth ride and responsiveness.
Prime Body Frame
Aluminum parts, such as brake callipers and the hood, significantly influence the car's overall weight. High and hot-stamped tensile steel is used everywhere to create the intricate forms of the body; they’re strong and lightweight too.
Toyota used new fastening techniques like laser screw welding and innovative adhesives that help with structural strength.
The Prius Prime adapts the signature liftback style and other innovative additions to give a different look, such as the bumpers and lightings systems, plus the front and rear fascias. Practical aerodynamics is enhanced through the "dual wave" rear windows.
The 2022 Toyota Prius Prime ratings aren’t based on the battery; its gasoline engine also works by itself and has impressive credentials. Compared to standard modern vehicles, all Prius liftback models like the Prime have a 40% plus thermal efficiency. This car guarantees 40km of battery dependant driving on a full charge.
When driving as a gas-electric hybrid, the energy consumption is 4.3/4.4l/100km (city/highway), and when in electric mode, the consumption is at 1.8 l/100km, even with combined driving.
This year, the Toyota Prius Prime offers an upgrade in a tech package that adds a display above your head, a stereo with 10 speakers, fog-clearing lights and wipers that automatically turn on when the rain starts. The front parking sensors have intelligent park assist, a self-dimming rearview mirror and an integrated garage door remote. There is no AWD option.
If you’re interested in this modern Hybrid Hatchback, visit our dealership in Salmon Arm, BC, to pre-order your Toyota Prius Prime.