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Toyota Prius 2017 with carbon fiber rear hatch

News International-French

30 Mar 2016

If there’s electricity in the air at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, it’s probably coming from the Toyota display, where the new Prius Prime has been unveiled, an ultra-efficient model with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

“Prime” means best, making it the perfect name for one of the most technologically advanced, best-equipped Prius in the model’s history.

The Prius Prime’s manufacturer-estimated 120 or above MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) is expected to be the highest MPGe rating of any Plug-in Hybrid. It also represents a substantial 26-percent enhancement over its predecessor, a result of greater battery capacity and an improved hybrid system. In hybrid mode, the Prius Prime is targeting a hybrid MPG equal to or better than the Prius liftback.