If Rising fuel prices worrying than cheer up Toyota has unveiled new 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) began taking orders today through Toyota dealers around the country for the “Prius PHV” (plug-in hybrid), a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle that can be charged using a household electric outlet. TMC will launch the vehicle in Japan on January 30, 2012.
New 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes with the world’s most sophisticated hybrid electric powertrain and offers you incredible 112-mpg rating in Europe but high as up to 70-mpg on the U.S. EPA system. It can also promising you emission free driving and mileage of 23 km (14 miles) in single charge.
To help provide more enjoyable and eco-conscious use of the Prius PHV, the vehicle comes standard with a new service called PHV Drive Support*2, which is centered on a function that connects the vehicle and owner via the Internet. Five types of services are packaged and provided free of charge to Prius PHV owners for three years. These include a service that enables remote checking through smartphones of remaining battery power and charging station locations, and allows free use of chargers (G-Station) installed at Toyota dealers and other locations.
The king of hybrid passenger cars and SUVs, Toyota claims that company should sell at least 16,000 – 17,000 plug-ins the first year while Bloomberg reports, “Toyota expects the plug-in Prius to sell for $3,000 to $5,000 more than a standard version, which starts at $23,520, said Jana Hartline, a company spokeswoman.” while in European market it will go on sell for at 37,000 Euros.
Toyota Introduces 2012 Prius Plug-in Hybrid
- Extended Electric Range
- Selectable EV Mode
- 112- MPGe
- Quick Home Charging
The 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in could reach the market priced at $32,000 for the base model and $39,525 for the Plug-in Hybrid Advanced model. while it’s biggest competitor The 2012 Nissan Leaf will start at $35,200, while the 2012 Chevy Volt’s base price will be $40,280. Great thing, a plug-in Prius cheaper than a conventional Prius.
2012 Toyota Prius plug-in is powered by a 98-hp 1.8 liter 4-cylinder that runs on the Atkinson cycle and contributes to a maximum 134 total system horsepower.
Toyota said the first-generation lithium-ion battery capable of taking the Prius PHV Concept 15 miles in all-electric power at top speeds up to 62 mph on a full charge.
With its new high-capacity lithium-ion battery fully charged, the Prius PHV’s EV-mode cruising range is 26.4 km, and PHV fuel efficiency is 61.0 km/L, calculated from combined EV and HV driving modes. The vehicle’s electric power consumption rate is 8.74 km/kWh*1.
Great thing, Prius plug-in can full-charges while using a standard 120 volt outlet in 3 hours, on the other hand a 240 volt chargers in 1.5 hr.
The 2012 Prius Plug-in is among a number of Toyota models that offer the new Entune multimedia system and the first-ever support for engaging mobile apps including iHeartRadio’s 750+ stations, and the Pandora®personalized music service along with accessing useful travel-related services, such as live weather, traffic, fuel information (location and price), stocks, and sports.
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and against corrosion with no mileage limitation along with 24-hour roadside assistance for three years or 25,000 miles.
At last I would like to say that new 2012 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid is a boon for the future generation and no doubt it will rock the world market with it’s stylish look, extra ordinary features and cool pricing. What you think? Please be open to give your view.