In the #GarajeDiariomotor, the new Toyota Prius. The gold standard of hybrid car demonstrates an enviable efficiency

In these moments we are testing the fourth generation of the Toyota Prius. This is the gold standard of hybrid vehicle, the world standard. The hybrid most successful of the story, the car that through the taxi has come to be known in our country, with the best ambassadors. The fourth-generation Toyota Prius repeats the success formula: a body of five doors, with plenty of space inside and with an efficiency even higher. After several days of thorough analysis, I come to speak a little bit about your fuel consumption.

The Toyota Prius fourth generation is 6 cm longer than its predecessor, and their combined output is 122 HP against 136 HP previous.

In the first place, the Toyota Prius improves over its predecessor on several key points. Aerodynamics is one of them, with a coefficient of only 0,24. It is the best in the market in any type of vehicle. In the second place, his modular platform TNGA-C makes intensive use of high-strength steel and lightweight materials, with the aim of contain the weight of the vehicle: despite being larger and more spacious, their weight has not varied with respect to its predecessor, standing at around 1.450 kilograms.

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, Its mechanism is still combining a propeller maximum torque of 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle with an electric motor and a NiMh battery. How does the Toyota Prius an average consumption approved of 3.3 l/100 km and a carbon dioxide emissions of 76 g/km? Through a complete review of your drive train hybrid. The heat engine 2ZR-FXE reached an impressive thermal efficiency of 40%, thanks to a reduced friction between its internal components, the use of a new lubricant and a thermal management improved.

The grille of the bumper is closed in search of a better aerodynamic penetration, especially on the road.

The electric motor develops 72 HP, and has decreased in size, as well as increased efficiency thanks to a new design. The planetary gear that connects it to the heat engine has less friction and your NiMh battery 1.3 kWh capacity is smaller in size and load faster. Another important detail is that the electric motor allows you to abuse most of the movement in zero emissions: up to 30 km/h and its acceleration is comparable to that of a thermal engine, and I have come to see ratios EV of up to 66% in circulation urban.

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the combined strength of The Toyota Prius is 122 CV, and on paper, it accelerates to 100 km/h in 10,6 seconds, just 0.2 seconds slower than its predecessor. Leaving aside the topic of design, from the first time the increase in efficiency of the Toyota Prius is more than patent. Circulating in the city notice that a large part of the time the heat engine is turned off, its entry is delayed as possible, and to take advantage of their peculiarities of operation is key to achieving low energy consumption.

Its interior design is futuristic, and white tones with the classic display central. Diaphanous and very techie.

a couple of weeks Ago I told you that the Lexus RX 450h consumed 7,3 l/100 km in a driving cycle urban pre-pre-defined – and demanding. In the same driving cycle, same circumstances, same traffic and same time, the Toyota Prius consumed only 3.9 l/100 km. All cycles urban have resulted in lower consumption 4.5 l/100 km, without exception. Yesterday, I spent almost an hour walking around town, taking pictures. After 12 kilometers of movement, and almost an hour behind the wheel, the average fuel consumption was 4.0 l/100 km

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This urban consumption so low it is compensated with a consumption the extra higher, but much less high than previous generations of Prius. A tour of Madrid-Gijón motorway legal speeds threw a average of 4.2 l/100 km – comparable to a saloon diesel efficient – and shorter cycles at higher speeds never exceeded 5.5 l/100 km When the test is finished the car I will have travelled about 1,700 km aboard the hybrid, and I estimate a total consumption average of 4-4,5 l/100 km, quite Frankly, impressed.

Interestingly, Toyota Spain does not offer the Prius to taxi drivers, who will have to make do with the Auris Hybrid and Prius+ seven-seater.

Soon we will publish the test of the new Toyota Prius and will have our impressions to the full. I’m sticking for now with its smoothness and ease of driving. I am a burned out, a petrolhead, but the Toyota Prius has managed to conquer me, and it hurt to say goodbye to him. Mention important it deserves its information centre, a on-board computer that even allows you to record costs of refuelling, measure our daily intake and monthly, or to know what proportion of our tour has made use of the mode is 100% electric.