TORONTO, ON: Toyota is giving drivers new reasons to embrace the icon of futuristic motoring, as the 2019 Prius lineup introduces an innovative all-new AWD-e system that boosts control when the weather turns foul.
The new Prius AWD-e models feature a newly-developed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery designed to provide excellent performance in cold-weather conditions, plus high-torque electric motors on both axles. These motors deliver on-demand all-wheel-drive performance, and the AWD system is designed to automatically revert to FWD performance when it’s not needed to maximize fuel efficiency.
The 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e carries a starting MSRP of $28,990 – adding Toyota’s new electric all-wheel drive system for just $1,000 more than the front wheel drive version. It is otherwise similarly equipped to the front wheel drive model, but with additional features including fog lamps, premium LED front headlamps, a Softex leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated entry with step lamp, the QI wireless charging system for compatible personal electronics, and front and rear hatch handles with touch sensor locking/unlocking system.
For 2019, all Prius models feature newly refined front and rear body styling, including revised headlamps and tail lamps. The 2019 Prius maintains its sharp silhouette, with a wind-cheating shape that contributes to its remarkable fuel efficiency: just 4.4 L / 100 km for the FWD models, and 4.7 L / 100 km for the AWD-e models. (City/Highway combined.)
Inside and out, the 2019 Prius is a high-tech wonder – yet designed for ease of use. All models feature dual 4.2” full-colour multi-information displays which offer up information such as the Energy Monitor, Hybrid System Indicator and Eco Score, Eco Savings Record, Drive Monitor, Climate Control, driver support systems, information and entertainment system content, navigation support, and more. All models include a touch-screen display audio system with advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth connectivity for portable electronics, Siri Eyes Free, and more.
Under the hood, every 2019 Prius is built around a Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive featuring a 1.8L four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, high-capacity storage batteries and sophisticated power management system. The Prius FWD features a high-torque electric motor engaged on the front axle and Lithium Ion storage battery.
The 2019 Toyota Prius FWD and all-new 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e go are now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications covering the entire Prius line up, visit www.toyota.ca/prius