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2017 Prius Prime Plugs Into the Fuel-Efficient Future

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Elon Musk must be getting a few migraines these days when he surveys the competitive landscape and discovers how many automakers are jumping on the electric vehicle (EV) bandwagon.

2017 Prius Prime

2017 Prius Prime Advanced with optional equipment. Production model may vary. Photo: Toyota.com

What must be giving Mr. Musk and Tesla team fits is the ingenious new 2017 Prius Prime for sale near Lakewood, NJ at Toyota World of Lakewood. Toyota’s first plug-in hybrid lets you drive one of the most advanced hybrid/electric vehicles on the planet for thousands of dollars less than a Tesla.

You’ll also avoid the inevitable “range-anxiety” most owners of all-electric vehicles feel thanks to the Prius Prime’s ability to function in either all-electric or hybrid mode. So you won’t have to worry about finding a charging station halfway between Here and There to juice up your all-electric jalopy.

A Legacy Of Hybrid/Electric Innovation.

How can Toyota create a plug-in that simply leaves Tesla and other EV automakers in its rearview mirror? The answer is that Toyota was developing and perfecting hybrid/electric technology long before the Tesla and other such vehicles came along. In fact, Toyota’s groundbreaking Hybrid Synergy Drive has been around a long time, powering more than 5 million Prius vehicles since 1997.

Prius Prototype

Prototype shown with options. Production model may vary. Photo: Toyota.com

Bold & Distinctive Design.

If you don’t want to get noticed, may we suggest a more staid and boring form of four-wheeled transportation? But if you want to pull up to the curb and have people go “Wow!,” then the Prime’s daring and dramatic looks may be just the conversation-starter you seek.

But the Prius Prime’s electrifying beauty isn’t just skin-deep. Ever line, crease, angle, and panel was deliberately sculpted to achieve maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Active grille shutters that close at high speeds to reduce drag and a unique dual-wave rear glass design are but two examples of this remarkable achievement in carving through the wind.

Other notable design highlights include dazzling Quad-LED projector headlights, available LED fog lights and accent lighting, and distinctive wing-shaped rear LED headlights; all of which contribute to the Prime’s stunning appearance. And another way the Prius Prime achieves its incredible fuel efficiency numbers (more on that later) is with an exclusive rear hatch made from ultra-lightweight high-strength carbon-fiber polymers.

Prius Prime Cabin

Prius Prime Advanced interior. Prototype shown. Production model may vary. Photo: Toyota.com

Spacious & Versatile High-Tech Interior.

Step inside the spacious new Prius and prepare to be amazed. The Prius Prime is a rolling showcase of Toyota’s most innovative technology. Plus, it’s a most inviting place to spend your time with thoughtful conveniences and upscale appointments. The Prime’s standard front seats, for example, not only provide body-hugging support but are also heated for those cold New Jersey winters. And you can also add an available heated steering wheel to take your comfort even further.

You’ll also find the Prime’s spacious interior most versatile when it comes to accommodating both passengers and gear. The Prime’s 60/40 split fold-down rear seats optimize the prime’s generous 19.8 cubic feet of space, which just happens to be the largest cargo capacity in its class.

We’re not surprised if you think that you’re piloting a sleek fighter jet when you get behind the wheel and observe the aircraft-inspired available Heads Up Display (HUD) projected onto the windshield right in front of you. A customizable, horizontal 4.2-inch color dual Multi-information Display allows you to keep track of a variety of vital functions and critical vehicle data at a glance.

Prius Prime Tech

11.6-in High-definition Display. Prototype shown. Production model may vary. Photo: Toyota.com

Future Tech At Your Fingertips.

If you’ve ever happened to see the interior of a Tesla, then you’ve no doubt noticed the large tablet-sized touchscreen that dominates the car’s dash. Well, the Prius Prime has its own super-sized 11.6-in HD multimedia display, too. Tap, zoom, pinch, and swipe to access an array of functions, from crisp and easy-to-see navigational maps to Toyota’s exclusive Entune® App Suite that puts a remarkable array of advanced infotainment functions, such as music, social media, Bluetooth® hands-free telephony, and more at your fingertips.

Toyota Prius Prime Advanced

Prius Prime Advanced prototype shown with options. Production model may vary. Photo: Toyota.com

Phenomenal Fuel Efficiency & Lively Performance.

What really sets the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime apart is its remarkable range and responsive performance. It incorporates Toyota’s first dual electric motor drive system that uses two motors to power the vehicle, providing improved acceleration and the ability to drive the Prius Prime for up to 25 miles on pure electric power alone.

A high-efficiency, 1.8-liter gasoline engine works together with these two powerful electric motors to provide you with a spirited 121 combined horsepower. After the Prime’s high-capacity battery is depleted, the vehicle switches from all-electric to hybrid mode with the gasoline taking over the propulsion duties.

The result is a car that gets up to an astonishing EPA-estimated* 133 MPGe (a measure of how far a car can travel on electric power using the same amount of energy supplied in one gallon of gasoline). That matches the MPGe of the much pricier BMW i3 and gives you an effective cruising range of 640 miles. You’ll also get up to an exceptional EPA-estimated* 54 mpg combined. Additionally, Predictive Efficient Drive actually coaches you to get the most efficiency out of your Prius Prime. Three drive modes, EV, HV, and EV Auto, give you the ultimate control of how your Prius Prime is powered.

Prius Prime Garage

Prius Prime Premium prototype shown with options. Production model may vary. Photo: Toyota.com

Plug In. Charge Up. Take Off.

What also makes the Prime entirely different from its other Prius siblings is the ability for you to plug it in and charge the battery pack. You don’t need to install a special outlet, either, as the vehicle can be charged using standard household current with the supplied power cord, which takes less than 5 ½ hours to accomplish. However, you do have the option to use one of the many public charging stations that can charge your vehicle in roughly 2 hours using a 240V outlet.

The charge port even has a special lock mechanism that prevents someone unauthorized to remove the plug at a public charging station. It only unlocks when your smart key is present. You can also schedule your Prius Prime to charge during off-peak periods to help reduce electricity costs.

Cutting-Edge Safety Features.

The 2017 Prius Prime is also one of the smartest cars around when it comes to safety. Such cutting-edge standard safety technologies as a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Blind-Spot Monitor, Automatic High Beams, and Multi-Angle Rear Backup Camera. Plus, with the available Safety Connect®, you’re just a button push away from emergency and roadside assistance. These are among the many high-tech safety features you’ll find on the Prius Prime that are designed to keep you and your passengers safer than ever.

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. The bold and exciting new affordable EV alternative from the world leader in electric/hybrid technology.

Experience Electrifying Savings At Toyota World Of Lakewood

Discover what the future has in store for you by taking the futuristic new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime for a test drive at your hometown Lakewood, NJ Toyota new and used car dealer, Toyota World of Lakewood. Take advantage of up to $4,500 in federal tax credits when you purchase a new Prius Prime.

Toyota World of Lakewood

Plug into electrifying deals on our large inventory of new 2017 Toyotas for sale near Lakewood, NJ with money-saving Toyota factory incentives in New Jersey and Toyota dealer specials on select models. And let us show you how you can save thousands compared to buying new with our wide selection of Toyota Certified Pre-owned vehicles. We’re conveniently located at 1118 Ocean Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Call us today at 888-890-7729.

 

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius#Prius_Plug-in_Hybrid

http://www.thecarconnection.com/cars/toyota_prius-prime

http://www.toyota.com/priusprime/

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