Toyota Canada announced a range of 2022 Toyota Prius models to hit dealership showrooms, including both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.
“Canadians have a choice of many electrified vehicle options today – but none has the track record of the Toyota Prius – and the Prius is the only non-hybrid luxury passenger vehicle with available all-wheel-drive for extra driving confidence year-round,” said Cyril Dimitris, vice-president, Toyota Canada Inc. “From versatility, to performance and handling, to style, features, and technology – the Toyota Prius has it all. It’s the ideal vehicle for life in Canada.”
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture, every model features the Toyota Hybrid Drive system. In the Prius, a 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine combined with high-torque electric motors deliver 120 system horsepower while also recording impressive efficiency numbers: 4.4L / 100km for front-wheel-drive models and 4.7L / 100km for those equipped with all-wheel-drive (city/highway combined).
The Prius is available in three all-wheel-drive configurations. Designed specifically for compact hybrid vehicles, the Prius AWD-e system uses electric motors to provide instant torque to the rear wheels whenever more traction is required. At all other times, Prius AWD-e models operate in front wheel drive mode to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize emissions.
New for 2022, models equipped with the AWD-e Technology and AWD-e Technology advanced packages are available in an exclusive two-tone paint scheme of Platinum White Pearl body with a Celestial Black roof. All models are equipped with touchscreen display audio systems. Models equipped with the 11.6-inch display features Apple CarPlay connectivity, while those with a 7-inch display also offer Android Auto capability.
Every Prius is standard equipped with a long list of safety systems and technologies. All models feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 – a bundle of active safety technologies that help extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions or mitigate their effect. Upgrades bundled into higher trim levels include Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert system, Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist, and a Head Up Display.