After making its debut in November final 12 months, the 2023 Toyota Prius has gone on sale in Japan. Solely the hybrid variant is out there for now, with the plug-in hybrid model anticipated to be accessible in March 2023.
There are eight totally different variants on sale in Japan – 4 trim ranges that are 1.8X, 1.8U, 2.0G and a pair of.0Z which have each entrance wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants every, making a complete of eight. Toyota expects to promote 4,300 models of the Prius a month.
The most affordable 1.8X 2WD is priced at 2,750,000 yen which interprets to about RM92k at in the present day’s change charges. The costliest 2.0Z E-4 goes for 3,920,000 yen which is about RM130k.
Apparently the 1.8U 2WD and E-4 variants (which sit between the 1.8X and the two.0G) can’t be bought and can solely be solely supplied for subscription via the Kinto Limitless automobile subscription service. Apart from the unique 1.8U, the two.0G and a pair of.0Z can be accessible on Kinto. In case you didn’t know, Kinto automobile subscription is out there in Malaysia as properly.
The 1.8 liter mannequin is essentially the most gas environment friendly, with mileage claims of as much as 32.6 km/L. As a comparability, the two.0 liter mannequin is rated at 28.6 km/L, however its plus level is a extra highly effective system output of 196 PS. Each the 1.8 and a pair of.0 Prius use a 4.08 Ah battery pack.
Toyota additionally says the Prius has a couple of Toyota-first additions to the Toyota Security Sense system. First there’s rear car proximity notification, which makes use of the blind spot monitor’s rear millimeter wave radar to detect automobiles within the rear and alert the driving force if one is approaching.
If a car approaching from the rear is just too shut, this technique presents the driving force recommendations for coping with the difficulty, together with contacting the police or the HELPNET emergency name service. If the Prius is provided with the manufacturing facility dashcam choice, it’ll mechanically report the occasion with the video knowledge saved in a devoted space that makes it tough to report over.
Lastly there’s secondary collision brake, which utilizing the Blind Spot Monitor’s rear millimeter-wave radar, detects automobiles within the rear and, if it determines a really excessive chance of a collision whereas the car is stopped, it applies the brakes to cut back velocity if a rear collision happens.
Toyota has additionally launched a brand new picture gallery with the introduction of the Japanese Prius that includes proper hand drive inside images, so please get pleasure from them within the gallery beneath.