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Toyota Prius 2021: Plug-in hybrid technology arrives

The new Toyota Prius Plug-in 2021 bursts onto the scene and is already on sale in Spain. This interesting plug-in hybrid from Toyota has started its commercialization in Spanish dealers. Discover its most important technical characteristics, the composition of its range and, also, all its prices.

Toyota has decided to raise its bet on electrification. The Japanese brand, currently the benchmark firm in the hybrid market (HEV), has decided to go one step further and introduce the new Toyota Prius Plug-in 2021 in Spain. The plug-in hybrid variant of its iconic model bursts into the market Spanish market to captivate the public most committed to electric mobility.

The new Prius Plug-in is already on sale in Spain. An important launch as it will replace the fourth-generation Prius Hybrid available to date. Later the new Toyota RAV4 Plug-in will be added. It has complete technological equipment, a distinctive design and, what is equally important, a plug-in mechanism that will allow it to wear the environmental badge 0 Emissions of the DGT (General Directorate of Traffic) as we will see later.

Toyota Prius 2021

The design of the new Toyota Prius Plug-in 2021

How is the conventional Toyota Prius different from its plug-in hybrid variant? Just take a quick look at the images that accompany this article. Toyota designers have built on the creative line called “Yu-Bi-shin.” In addition to sporting the relevant “Plug-in Hybrid” badges, it features a battery charging socket on the right rear wing.

The body of the new Prius Plug-in can be painted in any of six colors: Classic White, Iceberg Pearl White, Graphite Gray, Cosmo Black, Emotion Red, and Ipanema Blue.

Leaving aside the exterior, if we venture inside the new Prius Plug-in we will find a very interesting cabin. Toyota makes special mention of the premium materials that have been used and the quality of the trims. The eight-inch touch screen is the “nerve center” of the interior and enables the use of the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The plug-in hybrid system of the Toyota Prius Plug-in 2021

At the heart of the new Prius Plug-in is a plug-in hybrid system made up of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle with 98 hp. The heat engine is accompanied by two small electric motors, the main one (MG2) with 71 HP and a secondary one (MG1) with 31 HP. The total power of the Prius Plug-in reaches 122 hp.

Toyota Prius 2021
Toyota Prius 2021

The electric motors are powered by energy stored in an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. Approves a range in 100% electric mode of 45 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. Therefore, and as we have pointed out at the beginning of the article, the DGT environmental badge 0 Emissions shows with all the advantages that this implies. Electricity consumption is only 9.9 kWh per 100 kilometers, while the average fuel consumption is 1.3-1.5 l / 100 km. Co2 emissions are fixed at 28-35 g / km.

To make the most of the capabilities of this electrified mechanical assembly, it is possible to make use of three specific driving modes: EV, EV City, and HV. The battery can be recharged in less than 4 hours using a conventional household plug. Using a more powerful charging point can reduce the time to just over 2 hours.

The range and equipment of the new Toyota Prius Plug-in 2021

Those interested in getting this Toyota plug-in hybrid in the Spanish market will be able to choose from a total of three trim levels: Advance, Solar, and Luxury. We list below the most outstanding standard equipment offered by each of these finishes:

Advance

  • Alloy wheels
  • Matrix LED headlights
  • Heated front seats
  • Bi-zone air conditioner
  • Rearview camera
  • Keyless start and access system
  • Browser
  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Roof with solar panels

Luxury (add on Advance)

  • Leather upholstery
  • Electric adjustment in the front seats
  • Wireless charger for compatible mobile phones
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • The advanced parking assistance system
  • Blindspot detector

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