Post the global debut if Toyota Prius at 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Euro-spec of the same has been revealed. The 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-i will have all-wheel drive as an option and comes with refreshed front and rear ends. It is an attempt from Toyota to make it less controversial and easier on the eyes. Few of the updates include new slimmer lights all around and bumpers, along with new wheel designs and interior trims. New intelligent electric all-wheel drive system is available on 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-i which has an additional rear-mounted electric motor to offer rear-wheel drive when pulling away and also when it detects low-grip conditions on the road.
AWD-i system has been specifically engineered for the 2019 Toyota Prius. This system can be engaged automatically at speed up to 6mph and it remains on alert at speed up to 43mph offer assistance if required. The hybrid powertrain combines 1.8 liter four-cylinder petrol unit which runs on Atkinson cycle with two electric motor-generators. New addition is new low-viscosity oil and a more rigid accelerator pedal for better response. 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-i claims to emit 99 g/km of CO2 under WLTP (FWD variant is rated at 94g/km). Markets of 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-i where there are cold winters gains newly designed nickel-metal hydride battery pack that is suitable for that weather.
Cabin of 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-i has redesigned center console which has larger wireless smartphone charging tray, a new piano black trim, relocated switches for the heated seats and a new front seat design with fresh upholstery options. Touch2 infotainment system in 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-i is faster and intuitive UI which consist of 7-inch touchscreen display. Toyota Safety Sense comes with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beam.