In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary in the UK, Toyota revealed today the Prius Generation “X”, a special edition model featuring new body kit, 17-inch multi-spoke alloys, rear privacy glass and embossed black leather upholstery. Limited to just 1,000 units, the new car will be priced at £26,150 (including 20 percent VAT).
The new car features the same engines as the standard version of the Prius, which means that you will find the same 1.8-liter VVT-i Atkinson cycle petrol engine delivering 98 hp at 5,200rpm and a maximum 142 Nm at 4,200rpm.
For those who don’t know, the Prius also comes with a 60kW electric motor works in tandem with the petrol engine to boost acceleration. The total output of the system is raised at 134 bhp.
According to Toyota, the car is capable to deliver a fuel consumption of 70.6mpg (UK) and 92g/km CO2 emissions. As expected, the Prius 10th Anniversary is offered with new equipment, same as the top-of-the-range T Spirit model.
This means that we find a with HDD satellite navigation (with integrated sound library), rear parking monitor, Bluetooth, Intelligent Park Assist, cruise control, smart entry and start, rain-sensing wipers and head-up display.
The interior is completed by the high-quality black leather upholstery, embossed with the 10th anniversary logo. If you are a fan of the Toyota Prius, make sure you check the first photo with the all-new Prius MPV - here!
Toyota plans to build the new Prius using processes that can reduce pollution in every stage of vehicle life – starting from production, through driving to disposal.
Now in its third generation, the Toyota Prius continues to improve in terms of fuel economy. When the first-generation Prius was released, it was rated by the EPA to deliver 41 mpg combined. Then, the second generation Prius – the current model – was EPA-rated at 46 mpg combined, or 5 mpg better than its predecessor. Now, the third-gen Prius marks a higher-level of efficiency than its predecessor, with its fuel economy estimated at 50 mpg.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Toyota Prius is propelled by a larger and more powerful 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine. Typically, a larger engine consumes more fuel. But this isn't true with the powerplant in the new Prius. While larger, the engine of the new Prius consumes less fuel on the fuel. Since it creates more torque, the new engine can operate at lower average rpm on the highway, which means it consumes less fuel. Furthermore, the engine offers better mileage during cold-start conditions and at higher speeds.
By using an electric water pump and a new exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, 1.8-liter Toyota Prius engine has become more efficient. It also features no belts, contributing to its enhanced fuel economy and less potential maintenance.