Introduction of Toyota Prius Hybrid Car
Hybrids may be everywhere nowadays but the original Toyota Prius was one of the first to introduce us to the idea. In fact it was so far ahead of the game. They were already onto the fourth generation of the car. But now as then that uses the very latest in petrol-electric hybrid technology to provide a cleaner more cost-effective alternative to conventional family cars.
Quite rightly, if all concentrate on the technology that’s inside the Prius. But what’s on the outside is no less radical. Inspired by the country’s hydrogen fuel cell car than me right, it features similar LED headlights and these triangular fog lights set low down into the front bumper. The profile right is dramatically from the front of the car towards the rear and the body’s covered in an amazing mix of curves creases and folds. Truth is it’s all done to improve the cars aerodynamics. Just one word of warning though these 17-inch wheels may look great but in fact they increase the cars CO2 emissions and therefore your tax bill anyone who’s keeping a really keen eye on their pennies should specify the alternative 15-inch wheels.
The Hi-Tech Interior
The press is interior is every bit of futuristic as its exterior for loads of swooping panels and a dazzling mix of colors. It’s all pretty easy to use too and this standard touchscreen is as good as this tech gets these days. You may not warm to these centrally mounted instruments at first but putting them there does mean it none of them are ever obscured by your hands on the wheel and it gives a great view of the road ahead.
Sadly it’s a very different story looking to the rear because the bar that holds the wiper on that rear screen seriously reduces your visibility. On the other hand what has been very neatly done is that the hybrids batteries are hidden away under the rear seats, so they don’t eat into the space. There’s plenty of room in the front and flexes they’re almost flat floor in the rear. Three people can travel there without playing footsy. The boot too is a perfectly reasonable size a little shallow perhaps put more than up to the challenges for family life.
Comfort in Driving
Around town the hybrid system really comes into its own. With a delicate right foot, you can drive around totally on power in near silence. However when you want to push on a bit the initially slow response can be really frustrating and the frantic jumping engine revs that follows is totally at odds with very leisurely increasing speed. Admittedly things do get much better at above about 40 miles an hour. You can never really rid yourself of the feeling that you’re being told off every time you go near the accelerator with any sort of intent.
Otherwise the press is a decent if not terribly engaging thing to drive. Once you’re out of town the ride is mostly nice and comfortable. Although you are consciousness lighting noes have you feel to the car. That’s the low center of gravity and then good grip you need to be getting quite a lick on in tight bends if all those economy based tires start to get all hot bothered.
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Conclusion Reviews of Prius Hybrid Car
The Prius is certainly a good car. It’s smart looking well equipped and comfortable, but we can’t help finding it slightly joyless. The kind of car you’d choose after consulting a spreadsheet rather than this into your heart. We can’t deny the attraction with low running costs, but we’d recommend it much more highly, if it was a little more engaging to drive.
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