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2019 Prius is Most Capable Yet Thanks to Available New AWD-e System

2019 Prius AWD-e


  • New All-Wheel Drive Models for 2019
  • One of a Most Fuel-efficient AWD-equipped Vehicles in Canada, with a total fuel expenditure of 4.7 L/100 km
  • Refreshed Exterior Styling for All Prius Models
  • Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) Standard Across All Grades
  • Up to 1,855 Litres of Cargo Space with Rear Seatbacks Folded Down


TORONTO, ON – Nov 28, 2018 – Winter is coming, and interjection to a 2019 Prius, with accessible new AWD-e system, there’s no need to fear it. Go serve and try some-more with certainty and control, no matter what a continue and highway conditions are. Designed to yield some-more certainty and control when continue and highway conditions are reduction than ideal, a electric all-wheel expostulate complement serve expands where a Prius can take drivers.

The new Prius AWD-e complement will positively broach total traction and certainty for drivers but, in loyal Prius fashion, a 2019 AWD-e will lay explain to being one of a many fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive-equipped newcomer cars accessible in Canada interjection to manufacturer-projected fuel consumptions of 4.5 / 4.9 / 4.7 L/100 km (city/highway/combined). Toyota estimates that a AWD-e indication could comment for as many as 65 percent of annual Canadian Prius sales.

Toyota’s AWD-e complement is ideal for Prius. The involuntary on-demand complement does not need a centre differential or other torque-apportioning device, nor does it need a front-to-rear driveshaft. Instead, a “e” in AWD-e stands for electric. The Prius AWD-e uses an eccentric electric, magnet-less back engine (a Toyota first) to appetite a back wheels from 0 to 10 km/h, afterwards when needed, adult to 70 km/h. This complement provides a appetite to a back wheels to lift divided from a stop, nonetheless a on-demand complement recognizes when all-wheel-drive opening is not indispensable to yield good fuel economy.

The further of a accessible AWD-e complement is usually partial of a wider rider to a 2019 Prius, that debuts newly polished front and back extraneous styling, along with additional interior updates. Let’s not forget that a front-wheel-drive (FWD) Prius will still offer a considerable fuel economy for that it is known, with manufacturer-projected fuel consumptions of 4.4 / 4.6 / 4.4 L/100 km (city/highway/combined).

The 2019 Prius FWD will be accessible with Base and Technology grades, while a AWD-e indication will be offering in Base, Technology and Technology with Advanced package grades. Prius will also competition dual new colours for 2019, Supersonic Red and Electric Storm Blue.

The AWD-e models use a newly grown compress Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery that is designed to yield glorious opening in cold-weather conditions. The AWD-e battery fits underneath a back chair area and does not impact a luggage capacity. The FWD models will surveillance a Lithium Ion battery.

The Prius AWD-e models offer a same 1,855 L of carrying space with a customary 60:40 separate back seatbacks lowered as other Prius models. That’s some-more than in some tiny SUVs and incomparable than many full-size sedans. Expanding carrying options, a Prius AWD-e will offer accessible Genuine Toyota Accessory load crossbars for roof shelve attachments, such as for carrying bikes, kayaks, snowboards, or a load carrier. The Prius AWD-e Technology comforts upgraded SofTex-trimmed, exhilarated front seats with 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.

The SofTex-trimmed exhilarated tilt/telescopic steering circle on Technology grades comforts aspect temperature-regulating properties to assistance make it feel some-more gentle in prohibited or cold weather. The steering circle also integrates switches for a audio system, Multi-Information Display, and Bluetooth hands-free phone controls.

The Prius comes customary with exhilarated front seats, driver’s doorway Smart Key System, Push Button Start and remote bright entry. The Technology grades embody Standard Smart Key System on 3 doors (driver, newcomer and hatch). An Adaptive Front Lighting System is customary on a Technology with Advanced package grade.

Standard Toyota Safety Sense

All 2019 Prius models, including a Prius AWD-e versions, come customary with Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). Using millimeter-wave radar and a monocular camera sensor to assistance detect a pedestrian, a vehicle, and line markers and headlights in a surrounding area, TSS-P provides a extensive gold of active reserve comforts including: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/ SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).

Because all Prius models, underneath certain circumstances, can work in battery mode alone, during that they make small to no noise, they incorporate a Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS) to assistance warning pedestrians and cyclists.

High Tech Galore

All Prius models share interior comforts including a informed executive shade interface. The 4.2″ colour Dual Multi-Information Display with customizable screens adds an AWD-e complement indicator to a menu of displays, that also includes Energy Monitor, Hybrid System Indicator and Eco Score, Eco Savings Record, Drive Monitor, Eco Wallet, Eco Diary, Climate Control, motorist support systems, audio complement content, and navigation complement content. For a ultimate in high-tech information, a accessible (in a Advanced package) Colour Head-Up Display (HUD) shows a speedometer, navigation, and Hybrid System Indicator in a driver’s line of sight.

The customary audio complement for AWD-e models includes a 6.1 in. touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, 6 speakers, auxiliary audio jack, one USB 2.0 pier with iPod connectivity and dual 2.1-amp USB assign ports, modernized voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, phone book entrance and song streaming, Siri Eyes Free, and an integrated backup camera display. The Technology with Advanced Package class comes customary with a vast 11.6” HD multimedia display.

2019 Prius Mechanical Features

The Prius AWD-e shares a Hybrid Synergy Drive complement with other Prius models. The complement combines a outlay of a 1.8-litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine and dual motor/generators by an electronically tranquil planetary-type invariably non-static delivery (CVT). The Electronically Controlled Brake System coordinates control between a regenerative braking and a vehicle’s hydraulic stop force to yield optimal stop opening and feel.

The 2ZR-FXE 1.8-litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine is itself a manuscript of high efficiency. Thanks to ultra-low inner attrition and fit combustion, it exceeds 40 percent thermal efficiency, that is among a top in a universe for a gasoline engine.

The Prius gets a good share of a fuel potency by intrigue a breeze with an ultra-low 0.24 fellow of drag (Cd), that is among a lowest of stream prolongation newcomer cars. An involuntary grille shiver reduces drag by shutting when airflow to a radiator is not needed. Even a atmosphere conditioning system, that uses a still electric compressor, works cleverly to maximize appetite efficiency. The Smart-flow (S-FLOW) mode leads airflow usually to seated occupants to preserve appetite and maximize comfort.

Standard Bi-LED headlamps and LED back multiple lamps revoke appetite expenditure compared to halogens, while giving improved light and carrying a longer use life. A backup camera comes customary on all grades, and a full-width potion row underneath a back spoiler aids rearward prominence while also portion as a particular pattern feature.

Toyota New Global Architecture

The fourth-generation Prius is built around a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). The height introduced a new high-strength physique structure, multi-link back cessation and a reduce centre of gravity. The outcome for a Prius is a rarely enchanting pushing knowledge total with model float fibre and a still cabin.

Hot-stamped and high tensile steels, that concede for perplexing forms that are both lightweight and strong, are used extensively via a body. Aluminum components, including a hood and back doorframes and stop calipers, assistance keep car weight low. Innovative fixture methods, including laser screw welding and modernized adhesives, minister to constructional strength.

The 2019 Prius will go on sale in Canada in a Spring of 2019.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 5 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness in a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual production comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.