When the first Prius hybrid rolled off the Toyota assembly line and into dealer showrooms, many drivers, and many in the automotive press, were somewhat skeptical. Writers in the highly influential automotive press wondered aloud if drivers would ever embrace the new hybrid technology, while drivers worried about things like power, style and long-term reliability.
As the 2017 model year gets underway, it is safe to say that those early fears have been put to rest. Hybrid technology is now a mature technology, and the fears so many people expressed have not come to fruition. Hybrids like the Toyota Prius have proven to be safe and reliable, with strong resale values and a stellar reputation for quality.
Many people think that the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will be the best one ever, and drivers everywhere have been lining up to get a first glimpse and schedule a test drive of this great new hybrid vehicle.
The Toyota Prius Prime is designed to be a top of the line vehicle, with plenty of power, smart styling and luxurious touches that pamper the driver and provide extra comfort to their passengers. The 2017 Prius Prime is designed for the driver who loves the concept of an electric car but still needs the security of a backup motor and the extended range hybrid technology provides.
When it hits dealer showrooms and becomes available to buyers, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime will incorporate a number of smart changes. These improvements on past versions of the hybrid include an extended range for all-electric operation, thanks to a more powerful 8.8-kwh battery. That 8.8-kwh battery is a major improvement over the previous 4.4-kwh version, and it is expected to give the 2017 Prius Prime a 22 mile all-electric range pending formal EPA certification.
That combination of extended all-electric range and better efficiency means that the 2017 Prius Prime is expected to top the charts in terms of hybrid performance. With a market topping 120 MPGe, the 2017 Prius Prime is expected to quickly become the industry leader.
Even when it is not operating in all-electric mode, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is designed for maximum efficiency. The 2017 version of the Prius Prime includes a state-of-the-art 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle engine that should allow the new vehicle to get at least 52 miles from every gallon of gas. That is exceptional fuel economy even for a hybrid, and it is sure to be a major selling point once the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime hits the market.
Perhaps most intriguingly, the 2017 Toyota Prius will also sport a newly designed exterior chassis, with sleeker lines, smarter styling and a more standard overall look. With its low slung body and new design the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is expected to be more rigid, enhancing safety for the driver and passengers.
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is also expected to come with quad LED lights for safer driving after dark. But no matter when and where you drive, you will want to visit Royal Palm Toyota for a first look at the newly redesigned and better than ever 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.