2011 Toyota Prius – Delivers Exceptional Fuel Efficiency

Author: Mike Hussey
Published: December 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

2011 Toyota Prius is an eco-friendly vehicle, which is designed and engineered to combine the engine’s power and motor in first mass production hybrid car of the world. Much more than providing exceptional fuel economy, it shaped a revolution in different ways such as powerful driving performance and sophisticated design and gained great acclaim around the world. The all new Toyota Prius answered and anticipated the requirements of environment-conscious world, creating a new direction and setting benchmarks for future vehicles.

The 2011 Toyota Prius is a wonderful combination of aggressively muscular engine quality yet least possible fuel consumption with hybrid synergy drive. It comes with chic front headlights, huge front air dam and 15 inch alloy wheels. It is an epitome of style and sophistication. The cabin inside Prius is quite voluptuous, featuring automatically controlled climate system and impressive surround sound system that depicts the sense of lavishness and warmth. Powering the Prius is a petrol 1.8 litre 2ZR-FXE four-cylinder Twin Camshaft, 16-valve VVT-I engine, which is good for churning out 73kw of power at 5200 rpm with 142 newton meters of torque at 4000 rpm. Apart from powerful and muscular engine, it is equipped with 650 V motor that generates 60kw of power and 207 newton meters of torque.

To ensure optimum use of electric motor and petrol engine, Toyota has added a Hybrid Synergy Drive Technology in 2011 Toyota Prius, which comprises of electric motor and petrol engine and allows the driver to select from three driving modes. The HSD technology offers excellent fuel economy, rapid acceleration, lowest exhaust emissions and silky-smooth performance. It is available in two different trim levels – the Toyota Prius Z4 and Toyota Prius Z3.

The Toyota Prius review says that the interior of Prius is slathered with head up display that projects different driving information on lower windshield glass directly in front of the driver, minimizing eye movement. Apart from manual setting, the automatic screen luminosity function optimizes visibility of data. The touch tracer technology shows switches incorporated into steering column in meter reducing driver’s eye movement while controlling them. Its 5-inch display of Eco Drive monitors displays plenty of information for supporting fuel efficient driving.

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