The brand new Toyota Prius PHEV comes with a novel mode permitting the occupants to nap and chill whereas the car is being charged at a charging station. Christened as ‘My Room’ mode, this could remodel the automobile’s cabin into an additional room for the occupant, claims the Japanese automaker. Moreover the brand new technology Toyota Prius PHEV, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Lexus NX 450h+ too come geared up with this characteristic.
The auto producer claims that this expertise permits the occupants contained in the automobile’s cabin to make use of the car’s options when it’s parked, and the inner combustion engine is turned off, sourcing vitality from the bigger battery. Toyota claims this characteristic lets customers take pleasure in air con and audio programs when the car is plugged into an exterior energy supply. This implies the occupants can sleep, relaxation, browse the web, work and even watch a movie within the cabin for a number of hours and even in a single day with out turning on the ICE. Additionally, the system reveals if the vitality ranges deplete sooner than charging, which means that customers can steadiness energy consumption and keep away from operating out of vitality.
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Toyota beforehand launched this expertise to the RAV4 Prime, whereas the posh automobile model beneath the group’s umbrella, Lexus too, launched this expertise to the NX 450h+. This characteristic is claimed to have made these automobiles completely appropriate for tenting. Additionally, the characteristic allows the homeowners to work remotely from their automobiles. The brand new technology Toyota Prius PHEV too comes with the identical characteristic.
The plug-in hybrid powertrain onboard the brand new technology Prius will get a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 146 hp of peak energy. It’s mixed with a single electrical motor fitted to the entrance axle producing 158 hp energy, and a 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery which is mounted beneath the rear seats. The mixed energy output is 220 hp, permitting the Prius to dash 0-96 kmph in 6.6 seconds.
First Revealed Date: 19 Mar 2023, 15:16 PM IST