Japanese carmaker Toyota looks all set to launch its halo hybrid model, the Prius in India. The new Toyota Prius was first unveiled in In india at the 2016 Auto Expo.
According to Gaadi Waadi, Toyota will launch the Prius hybrid in India in the month of December and the new car will benefit from the government's incentive policy for eco-friendly vehicles.
The Prius is powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine which is mated to a dual electric motor system for a combined output of 166hp and 305Nm of torque.
The Prius uses a 8.8kW/h lithium-ion battery pack to provide power to the motors returns a mileage of 21.26km/l. The Prius prime variant of the car only emits 32g/km of CO2.
The new Prius also looks quite different from the rather dowdy previous generations of the car with sharp angles everywhere, especially at the front which is borrowed from the Mirai hydrogen powered car. At the rear, the boomerang style taillamps, really do grab eyeballs everywhere.
Toyota has sold over nine million hybrids since it first started selling hybrid cars in 1997 and over four million of those have worn the Prius badge.
The Prius is expected to cost around Rs. 40 lakhs ex-showroom, when it hits Indian roads.