Toyota’s latest plug-in hybrid, the fifth generation Prius, is making waves with its impressive capabilities. The 2023 Prius PHEV, which recently went on sale in Japan, offers three engine options. It is including a 223 hp 2.0-liter plug-in hybrid. With an average fuel economy of 30.1 Km/liter, the Prius PHEV is sure to attract buyers looking for a frugal powertrain.
One of the standout features of the Prius PHEV is its second-generation roof-mounted solar charging system. This system, along with a full charge that takes 4.5 hours using a Japanese domestic 200V power socket, provides an electric motor with a driving range of 105km or 87km.
Perhaps most impressively, the Prius PHEV has a vehicle-to-load (V2L) feature. It allows it to power an average Japanese household for up to five days. This feature is made possible by the hybrid engine, which assists in providing power.
The Prius PHEV is priced at the equivalent of RS 9.4 million in Japan. It is putting it in same ballpark as Haval H6 HEV. Despite its higher price point, its useful features and impressive capabilities are likely to appeal to hybrid car buyers with deep pockets.
Overall, the 2023 Toyota Prius PHEV is an exciting addition to the hybrid car market. With its impressive fuel economy, solar charging system, and V2L feature.