Figures of record for the new Toyota Prius: 3.0 l/100 km and a 40% thermal efficiency

Toyota has just revealed the preliminary data of consumption and of efficiency of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius. The world standard for a hybrid vehicle, whether we like it or not, both by sales and by satisfaction of the customers. The fourth generation builds on a new global platform called TNGA, and announces approval (preliminary) of consumption in the cycle NEDC european 3,0 l/100 km. This is equivalent to emissions of CO2 of only 70 g/km But there are many more figures of record.

Consumption record for the Toyota Prius 2016

Toyota announced that its Prius is the only touring car whose engine has a thermal efficiency of 40%.

Toyota Prius fourth generation maintains a configuration very similar to that of its predecessor, mechanically speaking. The motor thermal VVT-i 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle is an evolution of the fitted in the previous generation. The evolution minimizes the internal friction, and allows you to according to Toyota achieve an impressive thermal efficiency of 40%. His power is 98 HP at 5,200 rpm with a maximum torque of 142 Nm at 3,600 rpm. The engine is closely associated to an electric motor of 72 horsepower.


The system full-hybrid Toyota Prius extracts the electric power of a battery nickel-hydride (NiMH). Toyota has not opted for a lithium battery, much more expensive. It has preferred to optimize the system, NiMH battery, increasing its energy density and reducing its size. The battery is now fully located under the rear seat, and does not reduce the load capacity of the trunk. I am sure that the collective taxi will be valued very strongly the decision of Toyota to increase the load capacity of the car.

For the first time, the Toyota Prius can tow a trailer of up to 725 kilos of weight.

the total power of The system is 122 HP. Surprises that it is 14 HP less than the power of the current Prius third generation. Sacrifices some power in the pursuit of efficiency, but is only noticeable on the paper: it accelerates to 100 km/h in 10,6 seconds and has a top speed of 180 km/h. With respect to the previous generation only lose 0.2 seconds in the 0 to 100 km/h. And where it should shine is in consumption: he announces type approval NEDC preliminary – that is to say, in laboratory – of only 3.0 l/100 km


With a CO emissions2 that start at 70 g/km, and which will increase in function of the size of wheels and tires. The most efficient of the current Prius approves an average of 3.8 l/100 km and emits 89 g/km of CO2. The aerodynamics of the new Prius has been one of the key aspects, that behind type Kammback has a clear reason for being: a aerodynamic coefficient of only 0,24. Its excellent consumption approved it is also due to the way in which the new Prius delivers 122 HP of maximum power.

The use of high-strength steel reduces weight and increases the stiffness of your body in a 60%.

The car makes greater use of the electric motor and the heat engine increases turns gradually with the speed. settings of your gearbox and drive continuous to improve the recoveries, while maintaining the consumption at the levels of record. Of course, the Prius will consume more in circulation than in the lab – we already know the “goodness” of the cycles of approval – but with a little tact, it will be child’s play to do averages lower than the 5 l/100 km in urban cycle. The hypermilers have their new fetish.


in Addition, Toyota promises that it will be a car relatively fun: launches independent suspension in the rear and a touch more accurate in their controls. Maybe there is still hope for the Prius. Still unknown prices and sale dates to the public, but it is estimated that its introduction just will take a few months.

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