Toyota Prius 2017, small changes for the hybrid

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Looking ahead to the new year comes the Toyota Prius 2017, a slight renewal of the most popular hybrid. This model was launched in 1997, so will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary soon. The objective is to continue being the reference of the sector and for that reason some changes have been introduced. On the outside, it remains intact and we will have to enter the passenger compartment to see where the modifications are.

During our test of the Prius, we saw how the zone of the gear lever and the lower part of the center console were of a white color that did not finish convincing. While the lever area is maintained, the bottom of the center console now becomes Piano Black, more elegant, in a case of choosing upholstery fabric or black leather. In the leather in Light Gray will remain white area.

toyota-prius-2017-5The other new feature of the Toyota Prius 2017 will be the addition of the latest version of the Toyota Touch 2 & GO. This multimedia system comes with many advantages as a browser with three years of free updates or new software that makes it more simple and intuitive. Now it will have voice recognition through Siri (virtual assistant of Apple) and will continue being the system of sound JBL with 10 loudspeakers.

There will still be a single level of equipment that is already quite complete as we have seen. It includes Bi-LED headlights, Head up Display, 7-inch touch screen and all the safety of the Toyota Safety Sense. It maintains the Full Hybrid hybrid propulsion system with 122 hp, which combines an Atkinson 1.8-cycle gasoline engine with two electric motors-generators. The price will be the same and in Spain part of 29,990 euros or 290 euros per month with Pay per Drive.