Toyota Prius sedan was not actually a big hit for the parental company. Due to the new rules on pollution in India, the car faced a big crisis and proved to be a big miss for the Indian market. However, in order to cope with the loss and strengthening its root in India, the Japanese automotive manufacturer is gearing up to re-introduce the old model with new upgrades.
Toyota India is said to launch the new upgraded model of Toyota Prius in the first quarter of 2017, a new report stated. The new model, called ‘Toyota Prius Hybrid” is said to hit the Indian roads by the first quarter of the next year. The base version of Toyota Prius went flat on productions and soaring on price and hence unable to gain much success during its first launch in 2009. But this time, Toyota is planning something exceptional and something superior.
As per the reports of Car and Bike, the new Toyota Prius Hybrid will be dispatching in the early of 2017. As the company is planning to debut it in January, the shipping of the car is expected to live before the end of first quarter. Recently, in an event, a senior official of Toyota India put his statement about how Toyota is hoping the new sedan Prius hybrid to drive 20 percent sale by 2020 which is 18% more than the current 2 percent status of the company.
As mentioned at the Prius dedicated web page of Toyota, the new Hybrid model will come with four variants like Prius Two, Prius Eco, Prius Three, and Prius Three Touring. With dramatic styling, a more comfortable and high-tech interior, high-end performance level, more convenient techno-integrations, excellent parking support, wider space, Aerodynamic and exterior, and blind spot monitor technology, the upcoming Toyota Prius Hybrid is expected to drive the sale margin of the Japanese Multinational to the next level.
Regarding specs and functionalities, the Toyota Prius Hybrid is powered by the same 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine that we already have seen in the base version. With the standard motor, the car can turn out 97bhp and produce 142Nm of torque whereas; with the updated electric motor, it can churn out 71bhp. With more focus on pollution guidelines, the new Prius will now return a fuel economy figure of 40Km/l.