The leading hybrid is back for 2020. Welcome the fourth generation Toyota Prius to the line-up, boasting a fresh and exciting style with the latest technology. Of course, the Toyota Prius is known for its fuel efficiency. It’s the reliable, aerodynamic and affordable vehicle that families love. This is something that continues to make this car stand out from the crowd. You can drive anywhere and know you’re doing so in an eco style.
The Toyota Prius in Kelowna is available in four different models for 2020. You’ve got the Prius, Prius AWD-E, Technology and Technology AWD-E. Of course, this means you choose between two trim levels and an all-wheel-drive option depending on your lifestyle.
The reason most people want a Toyota Prius is due to its excellent fuel efficiency. You certainly won’t be disappointed with the performance of the new 2020 model. You can expect a responsive hybrid with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. This offers a smooth, silent ride, as well as 121 horsepower. With regenerative braking, you can recharge your battery on the road. You don’t have to pull over; simply sitting at a red light can improve your battery. For driving around the city, you are estimated to enjoy 4.4L/100km!
The Toyota Prius and Technology are both front-wheel drives. This is ideal for city driving. But as the trim levels suggest, there’s also an all-wheel drive-option in the Prius AWD-e and the Technology AWD-e. These models have the addition of a third electric motor to power the rear wheels. If you want to improve your traction in the snow and ice and explore off the beaten track, this may be a better option for you.
There are three driving modes to match your journey. For short distances, you can use EV Mode. This runs your Prius on the electric motor. Power Mode is all about giving you that extra boost when it’s necessary on the highway. Then you’ve got ECO Mode that is ideal for road trips. It manages fuel inputs so that you can enjoy maximum efficiency on the road.
Toyota Safety Sense is now standard on all Toyota Prius models in 2020. This provides you with some fantastic driving aids that can make your journey safer and more enjoyable. Road sign assist makes sure you’re always obeying local speed limits, while lane departure alert makes sure you don’t drift. Plus, adaptive cruise control lets you enjoy a consistent speed while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front. When they slow down, so do you. If you’re not a confident driver at night, don’t worry. The Toyota Prius has automatic high beams to guide the way. The pre-collision system with pedestrian control helps to apply the brakes in the event there may be an accident with another vehicle or pedestrian on the road. For parking, there’s a backup camera and the Technology models offer blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors.
Innovative technology is all part of the package with the 2020 Toyota Prius. Of course, the addition of Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa is exciting, allowing you to stay connected to matter where you’re going. This is combined with Bluetooth. You’ve also got an intuitive 7-inch or 11.6-inch infotainment system on your dash for accessing all your favourite apps on the road. There’s also a CD player, and AUX & USB ports. What’s more, your passengers can now enjoy a Wi-Fi hotspot when you go off the grid. Charge your device on the move with wireless charging in the Technology models. This is the most advanced Toyota Prius yet.
One of the biggest changes to all Toyota Prius models in 2020 is the addition of Apple Carplay and Amazon Alexa. These systems now come standard on all trims, so you won’t miss out on modern technology. This is a game changer if you’re obsessed with your smartphone. You can connect your iPhone to your car and access apps on the go. What’s more, you can use Amazon Alexa to switch on your heating or lights when you are nearly home.
For the new decade, your Toyota Prius is also armed with the latest technology. The Prius, Prius AWD-E and Technology all feature a new seven-inch display screen on the dash. This is bigger than in recent years, which only had a 6.1-inch touchscreen display. You’ll be able to see all your apps at a glance. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, the Technology AWD-E features an 11.6-inch touchscreen. This makes a real difference to your user experience. It also offers embedded navigation so you can hit the road and enjoy the drive without fear of getting lost.
The Toyota Prius has always been distinctive and in 2020, it enjoys a refreshing face-lift without losing its original character. This four door hatchback has a low stance on the road, with an aerodynamic design that helps with fuel efficiency. This includes a cool shark fin antenna and rear spoiler. It has five doors and a sleek style you can’t help but stare at. In the front, you’ve got the active grille shutter and LED headlights. In addition, there are aero stabilising fins and underbody panels. Every trim enjoys its own alloy wheel design. The Technology and Technology AWD-E models even have rain sensing wipers, as well as rear window wipers.
There are a variety of vibrant colours you can choose from. This includes Super White, Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Grey Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red and Electric Storm Blue. It’s your choice whether you want to be subtle or stand out on the road.
When you jump into the driver’s seat of the 2020 Toyota Prius, you’ll enjoy a commanding view of the road. Get your engine going with the push button start and enjoy the inviting interior that makes your ride comfort. The Toyota Prius is spacious for a sedan, which means you and your passengers can stretch out and get comfortable for a road trip. The quiet cabin is outfitted with soft touch materials throughout. There’s an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat for the Technology models for ultimate support. This includes Softex bucket seats and a Softex wrapped heated steering wheel for some luxury while you’re traveling. The Technology AWD-E model enjoys an exclusive Moonstone interior colour choice.
On the dash are all your gauges. There’s also your infotainment screen and climate control at your fingertips. The shifter is on the dash, with two cup holders in the centre. For convenience, there are steering wheel controls for answering calls, voice commands and driving assistance features. We love that the Technology models even have a power moonroof. You can watch the stars at night or let the natural light flood into the cabin during the day.
The Toyota Prius offers generous cargo space, which is surprising for a sedan. There’s 24.6 cubic feet of space in the trunk. With the 60/40 split on the rear seats, this can expand to 62.7 cubic feet if you have a lot of luggage to haul. The Technology models include a cargo cover to keep everything safe and secure.
The wait is over! The 2020 Toyota Prius is a fuel-sipping vehicle that is intelligently designed and available for plenty of upgrades and customization options. You’re ready to start your journey in the new Prius – and we at Kelowna Toyota want to help you make it happen. Visit us at 1200 Leathead Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1X 2K4 or give our expert Sales Staff a call at 1-(866)-618-3467 today.