The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced is similar in many ways to the Prius hybrid that inspired it, but with a sleeker design and several improvements. The 2018 model comes with a large infotainment screen that is tablet inspired by certain levels and a lot of the cargo space is sacrificed for design when compared to the regular Prius.
The Prius Prime Advanced introduced in 2017, was one of the leading sales from Toyota and the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced is projected to make even more sales.
2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced – Updated Exterior and Interior Design
Due to the several key competitors, Toyota really had to make the exterior and interior styling of this particular model stand out. The exterior design is exactly as awesome as the 2017 model but slightly lower and several inches longer, making it look more compact and classy. It, therefore, feels very maneuverable and compact whether in the parking lot or on the road.
The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced is longer than the Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and Ford C-Max Energi. The fuel door is on the driver’s side while the charging door is on the passenger side. Which is very convenient.
The Interior design ensures passenger comfortability because of the huge amount of available space. Despite the Chevrolet Volt’s on-paper legroom advantage, the 2018 model is far more spacious. Furthermore, the back seat looks very much livable.
The heated seats are very standard and the cloth seats are comfortable with a stubby electronic shifter right in the center instead of the usual driver’s side. There are a total of 8 cup holders, which is the convenient number for large families. It includes an H-Point Machine and a laser device, apart from the tall windows and narrow pillar, to ensure visibility is at optimum and blind spots are no longer a problem.
2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced – Engine, Performance and Fuel Economy
With the Prius Prime Advanced, you will get a 1.8-litre four engine. It works with a continuously variable automatic transmission, an 8,8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and an electric motor. This will maximize efficiency and produce an outstanding 121 horsepower. Switching between electric propulsions and gas requires no effort and is very smooth. However, there are a total of three driving modes namely; Power, Eco, and Normal which affect acceleration perception slightly.
The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced comes standard with the 120-volt outlet. To fully charged it will take roughly about 5.5 hours. A 240-volt outlet will, however, be able to fully charge it in about just two hours. When it comes to fuel economy, the 2018 model is really excellent making it great for fuel-conscious buyers. It comes with the 55/53 mpg, combined electric 133 MPGe.
2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced – Price and Release Date
The suggested retail price for the 2018 model is approximately around $34,000. This is very considerable because of the amount of power and stability it offers. The release date is still uncertain but projections expect an early 2018 release. One of the most expected vehicles of next year will be probably the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced.