Toyota Prius

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₹ 57.92 Lakhs

On-Road Price, MumbaiEx-Showroom Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

Hybrid

Automatic

Petrol

16.9 Mileage

45 Litres

7 AirBags

5 Seater

3 Years / 1,00,000 kms

Performance Metrics
0

N/A

Top Speed
10.96

seconds

0-100 kph
10.4

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1798 cc
Max Power
134 bhp
Torque
14.4 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2700 mm
Ground Clearance
N/A
Bootspace
N/A
Turning Circle
10.4 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut (Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers with a Stabilizer Bar)
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam (Trailing Arms, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers)
Steering Type
Electronic Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 195/65 R15
Rear: 195/65 R15
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Solid Disc
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Fuel Efficiency, High Tech Yet User Friendly

What you won’t like?

Exorbitant Price, Stiff Ride, Unprogressive Brakes

TorqueX Says

At the Price It has to be An Emotional Buy

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Autocar Review

Toyota Prius Review, Road Test

Toyota Prius

Toyota’s Prius is a car that elicits a number of emotions. There’s respect to begin with, it is something of a technological marvel, there’s admiration for its global success, and it’s sort of cool too; it really is the template for the kind of car we’ll all be driving in the not too distant future.

But the Prius is also a car that elicits a lot of indifference, mostly because of how cold and unexciting this car is, both to drive and to look at.

Now Toyota want to change all that with its brand spanking new Prius. Yes, the Prius is the world’s first mass-produced petrol-electric hybrid, and this means it has its place in history, but the carmaker also wants Prius owners to enjoy the drive. This is why it has brought us to the F1 race track, under the shadow of the giant Mount Fuji volcano in rural Japan. We aren’t on the main circuit, thankfully, and there’s enough rain to douse the embers in Mount Fuji’s caldera, but the handling circuit is quite challenging and I’m quite keen to see how well the new Prius goes around corners.

The first thing I notice is that the driving position is lower, and the rest of the car seems lower slung too. The new Prius gets an independent rear suspension, because it has to compete with sharp-handling European cars, according to the engineer on hand, and the chassis is also a huge 60 percent stiffer than the earlier car. Those familiar with the Prius on the inside will find the layout of the dash to be similar but better equipped, but that silly-looking gear lever (that’s supposed to look high tech) is still there.

The new Prius isn’t conventionally good-looking, but you certainly won’t mistake the new car for anything else.

Anyway, we are on a track, so I select the sportier setting and put my foot down. I immediately feel the strong push of the electric assist and there’s a bit more oomph here when the 1.8 petrol engine gets into its stride, so it feels a bit quicker in a straight line than the earlier car. And there’s a surprisingly nice shove in the back all the way past 120kph, which comes as something of a surprise. As we pick up the pace, however, I’m struck by just how devoid of feel the regenerative brakes are initially, and though the steering feels much improved over the earlier car’s ‘shopping trolley’-like helm, turning into a wet corner and carrying a decent amount of speed into it is initially quite a challenge. I later discover the tyres are just low rolling resistance 195s!

So building confidence is a lengthy process. Strangely though, I find that the harder and smoother I drive it, the better it feels. I was expecting it to metaphorically fall apart when driven quicker, but the Prius – much to my surprise – has a decent balance to it. And though the ESP keeps cutting in and the nose keeps searching, often in vain, for grip, this new car does feel a bit more entertaining to drive. It’s no Tesla though, nowhere near, and though the American electric car isn’t focused on efficiency, I would have liked a bit more engagement from the new Prius.

What I enjoy a bit more, however, is driving back on part throttle, where the rubber-band effect is less, the petrol engine is in a more comfortable place in the powerband and refinement levels are much higher. So in the real world, the Prius should be much nicer to drive; I can’t wait to test the car back home.

Plenty of room in the rear; if you like to be driven.

When we tested the previous Prius, we’d hinted that the best place to be was in the back seat. This isn’t really the case with the new car, because it feels much nicer to drive. But what’s stayed the same is the very practical and usable rear bench, which actually makes the Prius a super car to be chauffeur-driven in. Although headroom is still limited for taller adults (due to the descending roofline above and the battery and fuel tank below), legroom in the rear is generous, and the seat feels nice and supportive.

And what will also get the attention of Indian car buyers, if only as a novelty, is the 40kpl claim. Imagine a full-sized car that can take on the Alto for fuel efficiency; that’s technology and progress for you. Expect the new Prius to be much more appealing when Toyota begins to import it as a built-up unit early next year. 

 

 

Fact File

 

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) Rs 40 lakh (est, ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Type 4 cyls, 1800cc, petrol-electric
Power 95hp at 5200rpm
Torque 142Nm at 3600rpm

Transmission

Gearbox CVT auto

Dimensions

Length 4540mm
Width 1760mm
Height 1490mm
Wheel base 2700mm
Ground clearance 129.5mm

Chassis & Body

Tyres 215/45 R17
 
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (7)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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