Toyota reveals 2010 Prius at Detroit Show

Toyota reveals 2010 Prius at Detroit Show

Toyota Prius 2010 fq

Toyota officially revealed the much anticipated third generation 2010 Prius yesterday at the Detroit Motor Show. We already heard many of the mechanical details over the past year or so, but today it was confirmed that the Prius will get a combined EPA rating of 50 mpg. The engine has been up-sized to 1.8L with an output of 98 hp and the total net output of the hybrid drive system is 134 hp.

The basic design is still recognisable as a Prius, but the body has some slick changes. The shape is smoother with drag coefficiency of just 0.25. The peak of the roof has now been moved back 4 inches giving the car a more reclined profile and increasing rear headroom. The optional extras include LED headlights and lane departure prevention, but the most innovative new option is the solar roof. A roof-mounted photo-voltaic panel will power the air recirculation system when the car sits in the sun, reducing the internal temps and the subsequent load on the air conditioning system. The new Prius will go on sale in the states in the middle of the year.

Toyota Prius 2010 fq

Toyota officially revealed the much anticipated third generation 2010 Prius yesterday at the Detroit Motor Show. We already heard many of the mechanical details over the past year or so, but today it was confirmed that the Prius will get a combined EPA rating of 50 mpg. The engine has been up-sized to 1.8L with an output of 98 hp and the total net output of the hybrid drive system is 134 hp.

The basic design is still recognisable as a Prius, but the body has some slick changes. The shape is smoother with drag coefficiency of just 0.25. The peak of the roof has now been moved back 4 inches giving the car a more reclined profile and increasing rear headroom. The optional extras include LED headlights and lane departure prevention, but the most innovative new option is the solar roof. A roof-mounted photo-voltaic panel will power the air recirculation system when the car sits in the sun, reducing the internal temps and the subsequent load on the air conditioning system. The new Prius will go on sale in the states in the middle of the year.

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