Can a car be a gadget? It can easily, especially if you look at the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, which recently launched in Denmark.
already the japanese brand has gone its own way with the futuristic and the wedge-shaped Prius, as a hybrid, where an electric and petrol engine work together, have been on the pitch at home a couple of years.
With the new pluginhybrid, which can also be recharged in the outlet, twist the Toyota high-tech switch even a game. It does not matter, the things work in the car, which, in theory, can run 63 miles on pure electricity before the petrol engine takes over.
It lands in a field of competitors such as the Kia Niro PHEV, Volkswagen Golf GTE and the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, all of which have been much cheaper and more interesting for the danes, after the charges were put down in the autumn, where the models fell about 50,000 dollars in price.
Here is the Prius Plug-in Hybrid with a starting price of 334.000 crowns the most expensive in the field. But after a test with mixed driving, it is clear that japaneren is the modest premium worth it.
the Prius-pluginmodellens comprehensive and advanced equipment makes the Toyotaen to the most sophisticated car in its class. the
Charging the battery is done with a plug in the side. Photo: Toyota
the Starting point for the purchase of a pluginhybrid may be different. While some go for to get the ultimate out of petrol, there are many who would like to experience the feel of driving in an electric car. On paper running the Prius Plug-in Hybrid over a comb, the whole 83,3 km/l after the special norm for electric cars.
What your consumption actually is depends on driving style and how much you are running on clean power. We have previously tested the general hybridudgave of the Prius to an average of about 20,0 km/l, and here is more to download in pluginversionen by running partially or entirely on electricity.
the litmus test is in the first place the range on pure electricity, as we begin with a battery that is fully charged showing 57 km, but in theory it should be able to land on 63 km.
In practice, we end up about 50 miles during the test, which included highway and city driving. It is certainly approved by today's standard.
It's 15 degrees during the test. We have previously experienced, that the scope falls on certain models, when one is close to the freezing point, while in some also is seen that the petrol engine jumps in time in order to produce power for the heater.
Toyota promises, however good conditions in cold weather. The car's air conditioner operated by a heat pump, and the cabin can according to the importer warmed up from temperatures down to minus 10 degrees, without going beyond the scope. The cabin is cooled down without the petrol engine's help.
the Impression of pluginhybriden in the aarhus traffic is convincing. It is a car which not only is letkørt, the regeneration of power is also as easy as pie, and you feel only a discrete engine braking, when the car download is a few extra kilometers of power on the way down the city's hills.
For the most part we drove on the car's City-mode, where the are forced to drive longer on pure electricity, before the 1.8-liter gasoline engine takes over. The car also has a Power application that gives it more power to play with.
Toyota highlights the fact that the model has two motors rather than one, which should give a stronger acceleration in the car. Together with the two electric motors end up systemydelsen of 122 hp. the
Operation is easy, despite the many screens in the cabin. Photo: Toyota
Behind the wheel you have a view of a cabin and a design that in its cut matches the car's futuristic exterior. The Finish and quality is really nice, and the painted white plastflader and the soft lædersyninger is almost in premiumniveau.
The operation in the cabin is also straightforward. Here is the key point of the small electronic joystik of a shift lever in the automatgearsagtige CVT transmission, where you could easily put the car in gear.
As a starting point, the Prius is a practical car with braces to the four on board - not five, as in, among other things
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid - and reasonable space and the rear seats, while access to the boot is real. Here takes the battery pack, however, the space at the bottom, so you have to make do with 360 litre against 502 litres in a regular Prius.
On the road leading Prius-pluginhybriden himself forward on the more comfortable way, where the speed bumps are absorbed gently. However, you can feel the heavy batteries in the belly of the car, so there will be more up to cruise rather than sporty driving. Here you can enjoy a car that is støjdæmpet to the ug, so the tires and wind noise is kept to a minimum.
Equipped in the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid promises also the crossbar. This applies, among other things, the accurate full LED matrix headlights, head up display, keyless start, rear view camera and a safety package with emergency brake with fodgængergenkendelse and adaptive cruise control.
On the practical front, it must be mentioned that you can leave the car up on three and a quarter hours home and two hours at a 3.3 kW charger. the
the Prius Plug-in has an electric top speed of 135 km/h. Photo: Toyota
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is seemingly the most advanced, letkørte and complete opladningshybrid on the market. And it offers even plenty of advanced equipment.
however, It is a disincentive, that the car only has room for four – but it is a good place to start, if you want to try your hand with a car of this type.
the Toyota Prius 1,8 Plug-in H3
333.970 crowns incl. delivery (testbil)
83,3 km/l (after WLTP-scale for pluginhybrider)
330 dollars semi-annually
the 1.8 liter petrol engine of 99 hp and electric motors, respectively, 31 hp and 72 hp.
the 122 hp