Toyota is for many synonymous with hybrid powertrains. It started in 1997 with the model Prius. Today is the hybrid technology in every model, even in small cars like the Yaris.
Rechargeable hybrids, it is the more sparingly with. Toyota has only one model on offer: the Prius. It is also available as a regular hybrid, but it has discreetly been removed from the program.
It is a little sad because the hybrid has some advantages over laddhybriden: rear seat with space for three, and larger cargo volume.Spacious, comfortable and with armrests and cup holders, but only for two people. Photo: Lasse Swärd
in the back seat with only two seats and a wide armrest with cup holder in the middle. You sit nice and with very good benplats.
But only three passengers making it limited, especially for larger families. As if that were not enough, the boot in the smallest team since the big battery is such a place. The cargo floor is raised, which makes lifting bags and other packing becomes more strenuous. The floor is not flat when folding the rear seat backs.
tow bar then? Forget it - the car is not approved for it.
that explains the car's weak sales? It ended up in the last year on the 22nd place among the ladhybriderna with only 265 cars. And with expensive nischbilen Tesla Model X sold better (345 cars).
It really is a pity that the car does not reach out the better. For more efficient car when it comes to fuel usage may be looking for. It can handle up to four miles on the electricity. It shares it with many other plug-in hybrids. But what sets it apart from the rest is how phenomenally difficult it goes when the electricity runs out.
which captures braking energy and turns off the petrol engine as soon as it is possible. A heat pump takes care of the air-conditioner. Petrol consumption is set to 1.2 liters/100 km in mixed driving (electric and hybrid). It is equivalent to 28 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre, which in turn gives 36.667 crowns in klimatbonus.the drive Train is very energy efficient. But the petrol engine will be easy surrig when it comes to life. Photo: Lasse Swärd
Quite as low as 1.2 l/100 km it does not in real traffic, but not far from it. it is no problem to pass the 4 l/100 km in hybrid mode. We previously had a Prius plug-in hybrid of the first generation as we drove in to 4,000 miles. It went in the goal at 2.5 liters/100 km – despite the fact that it was just a two-mile electricity before the petrol engine went in again. And it was about a deciliter thirstier in pure hybrid mode.
this Prius has a larger battery (8,8 kWh) and a specified range of five miles. It makes it possible to handle the vast majority of the local vardagskörningen with the purely electric mode.
Just to bring the derailleur in position D and press on the gas. The electronically controlled, continuously variable CVT transmission conveys the power from the four-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors to the front wheels.the driving environment is - different! The instruments are gathered in a long, narrow window in the middle of the dashboard. Photo: Lasse Swärd
the Instruments requires habituation. They are gathered in the center of the dashboard and contains a wide variety of tasks. The entire driving environment feels different, as well as the car's external forms. It is, for many, a car you either like or can't imagine buying.
It is a pity that not more people give it a chance. The more you drive it, the more charmed one of the car's character.Link to the graphics