The All New Toyota Prius S 1.8

Prius S

The Toyota Prius will always be known as the first mass-produced hybrid car in the world. This car is undoubtedly one of the first hybrid cars produced. The first generation Prius was launched back in 1997 in Japan and was introduced worldwide in 2000. ‘Prius’ is a Latin word which means original or first. The name was chosen because About TPrius was launched just before the issue of the environmental protection became a major social concern for the world.

The new fourth generation Prius has set a benchmark for other hybrid car manufacturers. The new Prius boasts to have 70g/km of CO2 emissions, which makes it one of the most environmentally friendly cars in the world.

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The Design and Style of Prius S 1.8

The designers at Toyota have managed to bring out a more striking look in the newer version of Prius as compared to the previous ones. The car’s overall ride height has been reduced by about 20mm, which makes the car lower. The new design has also made the car longer as well as slightly wider. The car has a low center of gravity, which has improved handling of the car, and the use of high-strength steel has reinforced the body, making the car more rigid. There have been improvements in the chassis, the MacPherson struts have been modified and the rear has a new double wishbone with trailing arms. The engineers at Toyota have focused a lot on the hybrid engine and have worked on ways to make the driving experience better, keeping in mind the fuel efficiency of the car. The modifications made in the Prius S 1.8 are considered to be evolutionary and extensive. The engine is 1.8- liter VVTi that gives 97bhp. Toyota has extensively worked on the new exhaust gas recirculation system and has improved the combustion, which has improved mileage and has reduced the CO2 emissions of the car.

The transaxle, where the electric motors and transmission are fitted, have been modified. Smaller and lighter electric motors and generators have helped in making enough room for the auxiliary battery to be housed in the engine compartment. The new nickel metal hydride battery is compact and is now fitted under the back seats.

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Interior of the car
The interior of Prius S 1.8 is spacious and houses very comfortable seats. When you look at the interior, you know you are about to sit in a car that is really advanced as compared to any local sedans. The interior is technologically sophisticated and has a feeling of calmness and simplicity to it. If we compare it with the previous model of Prius, the car has lower and comfortable seats. The dashboard is equipped with a digital speedometer and an improved multi-function trip computer. One of the trip computer screens has a power usage meter, which helps you to check on the power the electric motors have in them.

Some of the features, the new Prius is equipped with include 7.0-inch color touchscreen multimedia system, Bluetooth streaming, a reverse camera, a USB port, and a wireless mobile phone charger.

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Performance and mileage
The car is still not as exciting to drive; one needs to put the accelerator all the way to the floor before they get a feel of the power of the engine; though the response time of the engine has improved. It gives enough of power when overtaking, which is good enough when driving in the city. The major advancement is that the hybrid powertrain responds with greater amounts when the power is needed. So when you need power, accelerate just a bit, and you’ll get a feel of the energy in the car. The new Prius does about 26 km/l which is great number for a hybrid sedan.
The Toyota Prius S 1.8 is a very well equipped car, with improved performance and is easy to drive; though it is expensive and could cost between 2.6- 3.0 million rupees.

Samiullah Sharief

Samiullah Sharief is a car enthusiat. He is passionate about writing blogs and reviews about cars. His hobbies are driving,watching TV Shows like Top Gear, Mega Factories and he follows Popular car magazines. You can reach out to him by tweeting @sami649

  • Ammar

    Did you even drive the car?

  • Ahmed Yasin

    What has gone wrong at PakWHeels ? I know once in a while there are good articles but what kind of a piece was this? No information at all just seeing photos and coming up with ridiculous comments nothing was right in this article I am surprised how it went through the editor!

    One line Samiullah says: “The car is still not as exciting to drive; one needs to put the accelerator all the way to the floor before they get a feel of the power of the engine;”
    And 2 lines later:
    “So when you need power, accelerate just a bit, and you’ll get a feel of the energy in the car. The new Prius does about 26 km/l which is great number for a hybrid sedan.”

    And what the hell is this “A sedan” have you ever seen a sedan???? It is a five door liftback aik daffa wikipedia hee dekh letay!

    “The Toyota Prius S 1.8 is a very well equipped car, with improved performance and is easy to drive; though it is expensive and could cost between 2.6- 3.0 million rupees.”
    “The interior of Prius S 1.8 is spacious and houses very comfortable seats. When you look at the interior, you know you are about to sit in a car that is really advanced as compared to any local sedans.”
    How is it easy to drive and has comfortable seats did you drive the car? if yes so why weren’t there any first hand photos like the ones from yesterday’s Vezel detailed review? And most important what a shame k PakWheels kay hotay hoay ye nayeen pta kay Prius S 1.8 kitnay kee milti hai there is not even a single listing on PakWheels used car section where you can find this Prius for 2.6 million to 3.0 million? Were you high when you wrote this and was the editor sleeping?

    I love PakWHeels have been using it for years there are great writer who have written well researched stuff here like Usman Ansari, Adan Ali, Fahad Ullah, Fahad Mehmood, Fazal Wahab, Baber Khan and Raja Khawar their are many more but what the hell has happened to the quality now, PakWheels should remember that they represent our industry and have a fan following but with this kind of time wasters from writers who just want to write trash I am afraid PakWHeels will loose that fandom very soon….. I am not angered I am dissapointed

  • Ahmed Yasin

    Exactly what dumbest writer

  • Guest

    The most gifted writer on PW blog was Khurram Altaf, not contributing anymore. Fahadullah, no longer contributing, Usman Ansari runs his own blog CarspiritPk, Baber Khan has left pakwheels, Fazab Wahab writes only occasionally, many old writers do not contribute these days, wonder why. The current bulk load of articles is JUNK

  • Ahmed Yasin

    Yes all of the good writers are no longer contributing, only writer I see promise in is Adan Ali, he has written some good pieces and is active nowadays other than that its all junk after junk….

  • Hameedullah Khan Niazi

    none of the Prius S is below 40 lac. check pakwheels used car listings please

  • Another guest

    In the comments section, people have been accusing Adan Ali of plagiarism while Adan Ali himself is adamant that “there are not enough topics nor enough varied ideas” to write about therefore the articles of PW Blog will feel remarkably similar to the articles on other websites.

  • Another guest

    Your disappointment is valid however one of your sentences viz. “PakWheels should remember that they represent our industry” asks for consideration.

    PW forums are the voice of car enthusiast while PW blog was made as the voice of the consumer, not as the blowhorn of the industry as the industry already have their touts like PAPAAM, PAMA and the mainstream newspapers have been reluctant to criticize.

  • Another Guest

    PW blog need serious QC. Quality of recent articles can be compared to Pak Suzuki $hit

  • Another guest

    The older (young) writers were also similar when they were new. Like Baber Khan, Fahadullah and others, when they were new, they were also immature (but better than at least this). But when they became mature and started turning up good articles, PW blog washed their hands off them.

    Baber was inducted when PW blog section was a new project in the PW business. He was the oldest person and grew up with the company, even if he wanted to leave for personal reasons, PW could have used his skills as a consultant who only gives 2-3 hours per week. In Baber’s time PW went through many stages, such as when commenters started criticizing the English too much, they hired services of Dawn group for review and editing.

    PW blog have failed to keep the good writers engaged. Maybe because of our national thinking that everybody is replaceable. I don’t know what’s happening on the inside.

  • Another guest again

    And of course people who take the time to read the articles and come up with criticism are those who love PW since before PW blog came around. These people take the time to point out what needs to be improved. It is pure volunteer work. Commenters do not get paid for their comments about.
    (Sure there are some commenters who only turn up to defend the quality problems of some cars, and then there are some who turn up only when a policy related article is there, and some only turn up to advertise FAW v2, but the remaining turn up to read and write for PW blog).

  • Guest’s Host

    like good ol’days of PTV.. quality now replaced with quantity. instead of publishing 4-5 junk articles a day. PW blog should focus on publishing 1 quality article a day.

  • Ahmed Yasin

    “another guest” who isn’t accused of plagiarism even writers of Verge, Motor Trend etc get accused of plagiarism but without any proof. I feel sorry for Adan when I saw the comments which accused him of copying Usman’s Car Spirit article when actually the copied one though appeared on PW blog was not written by Adan it was written by Hanan. Adan kay topics Usman takk nay use kiye hain (you can see the publishing dates too) Adan’s writing is mature jis key waja say he gets accused of plagiarism isseeliyay comments may bhi when he said that he didn’t plagiarise and if he did to show proof and the other guy showed articles by Usman which were copied by PW blog but he couldn’t prove that they were written by Adan.
    Bottomline is that he is the only good writer who is consistent right now aur loosing the good old writers is sad

  • Ali Akber

    well this article just don’t deserve to be published on pakwheels.

  • Zulfiqar Ali Soomro

    I bet he didn’t even drive the Lexus ct200h but wrote a review about it. Pehle bolta hai 2litre engine hai phir bolta hai 1.8litre hai prius wala :p

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