Toyota Prius (XW30)

October 23rd, 2014 | 0 Comments | Toyota

The Toyota Prius XW30 is a mid-size hatchback which has been manufactured by Toyota. Toyota debuted the third generation Prius (2010 U.S. model year) at the January 2009 North American International Auto Show and  the sales began in Japan on May 18, 2009 instead of a series of XW20, XW30 represents the third generation of the Toyota Prius. Physical design of the new aerodynamic more, with a Coefficient drag of Cd = 0,25. An under-body rear fin helps stabilize the vehicle speed higher. Since its launch in 2009, the third generation model has sold about 1,688,000 units worldwide.

Toyota Prius XW30 Development

Toyota says it filed 1000 patents during the development of Toyota Prius XW30. The idea of ​​the powertrain largely carried over from the previous Toyota Prius XW20 model, although the walk engine was increased to 1.8 liters among other changes. Disc brakes replaced the rear drum brakes North American model. For the Toyota Prius XW30, toyota used a new plant-derived bioplastics environment made ​​from the cellulose in wood or grass instead of petroleum. Two main crops kenaf and Laramie, commonly known as China grass and one of the strongest natural fibers, such as flax in absorbency and people. Toyota says that the timely development, especially plant-based eco-plastic because 2009 is the United Nations’ International Year of Natural Fibres, which covers kenaf and Laramie. Motoring many reviewers praised the 3rd generation to its better handling in corners and over ride supple over the previous generation.

In August 2010, Toyota began sales of an on-board device designed to automatically emit a sound plan is the idea of an electric motor when the Prius is operating as an electric vehicle speed to about 25 miles per hour (16 Mph) per. The device will be available in Japan for retrofitting on the third-generation Prius at a price of ¥ 12,600 (~ $ 150) including the use of tax. The alert rises and falls in pitch according to the vehicle speed, thus helping indicate the drawing of the vehicle and move to nearby pedestrians. The device meets the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued in January 2010 for hybrid and other near-silent vehicles.

Toyota Prius XW30 Powertrain

ZVW30: The 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine (previously 1.5 liters) generates 73 kW; 99 PS (98 hp), and with the added power of the electric motor, the number of horses is 100 kW (134 hp) (110 hp). The larger engine displacement allows for torque increased, reduce the engine speed (RPM), which increases fuel economy at highway speeds. With an electric water pump, Toyota Prius engine is the first production engine requires no accessory belts, which also improves fuel economy. The electric motors and other parts of the hybrid powertrain with small and efficient. Toyota estimates the new inverter, the motor and transaxle are 20 percent lighter It has a 1.4-kWh nickel hydride metal (NIMH) battery.

ZVW35: plug-in version: The Prius Plug-In Concept shown at the October 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the 2009 LA Auto Show. Toyota produced in a limited number of Prius Plug-in hybrids for global demonstration program. Demonstration version of the plug-in is based on the third generation Toyota Prius to 5.2 kWh lithium-ion, and the list of all-electric of 21 km (13 mi). Global demonstration program involving 600 pre-production test cars began in late 2009 and took place in Japan, Europe, Canada, China, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

The production version of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Modifications from the demonstration to improve vehicle efficiency, and allow the plug-in production to access the list of all-electric 23-km (14.3 mi) with a small 4.4-kWh lithium-ion battery. The tOYOTA Prius PHV was released in Japan in January 2012, deliveries in the United States began in late February 2012, and European markets in June 2012.

Toyota Prius XW30 2011 Facelift

In 2011 (for the model year 2012), the third-generation Prius Lift-back receives modest style and equipment changes. Exterior changes include new headlamps, revised tail lamps, plus a unique front fascia and bumper. The Prius is equipped with a new infotainment system featuring the optional Toyota Antun suite of connectivity features. Some updates include a 6.1-inch touch-screen, AM / FM CD player unit, a USB port for iPod connection, auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and audio broadcasts.

For the U.S. market only the Prius Two, Three, Four and Five will be given. The Prius Two gains new wheel 15-inch hardcover and standard LED daytime Lights racing (DRL). The Prius Three adds a standard three-door Smart Key entry system, and the Prius Four features standard auto on / off headlamps. Toyota Prius also provides enhanced comfort and new seats SofTex-trimmed and an eight way power adjustable driver. This premium Prius Five model’s Advanced Technology Package includes the Premium HDD Navigation System, plus Display Head-up, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System and Lane Keep Assist. Pre-Collision System retracts the front seat-belts and applies the brakes in certain cases if it determines that the crash in the field. Lane Keep Assist can help the driver stay within the lane.

The U.S. 2012 model year includes Toyota’s Vehicle Proximity Notification System, which is designed to alert pedestrians, the blind, and the others in the car because of the significant noise reduction typical hybrid vehicle traveling speed all-electric mode. This type of warning device certified by the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 sounds a warning is generated by the speakers mounted outside only at speeds below about 24 km / h (15 Mph) it activates automatically.

Toyota Prius XW30 Production and Market

The Toyota Prius XW30 built at the Tsutsumi, Japan plant, and Chachoengsao, Thailand plant. At the launch of the Toyota Prius XW30, Toyota said its goal of selling about 400,000 Toyota Prius units annually worldwide, and 180,000 units in the U.S. in 2010 As a result, in May 2009 the production increased to 50,000 units per month or 600,000 units a year to help meet the higher than demand projected. In early 2010, Toyota considered adding monthly production 6,000 at Motomachi factory, central Japan, the plant that built the first Prius generation in 1997, however, as the customers’ wait time in Japan shortened from eight months at the launch to three months, and sales in the United States midnight on 40 February 2010 from October 2009 following concerns about Toyota cars, Toyota had to lower the monthly production by 10 percent to 45,000 units in the month of March 2010.

In China, Toyota is planning to start production in the first third generation Prius in 2010 (through its joint business FAW-Toyota). However, because of the lack of government incentives and worries about losing tech secrets, the plan was abandoned. In Japan, it is reported that Toyota cut price of the Toyota Prius from ¥ 2,331,000 to ¥ 2,050,000 to compete with the Honda Insight. The Toyota Prius XW30 was awarded the 2009 Japan Car of the Year. UK official fuel consumption data, provided by the Department of Transport, the price of the Prius as: 72.4 mpg-imp (3.90 L / 100 km; 60.3 mpg U.S.) combined. Nineteen other car models match or exceed that figure is as of February 2011.

Toyota Prius XW30 2011 Hybrid

Toyota Prius XW30 2011 Hybrid

According to UK Department for Transport in February 2011, the third-generation Prius launched in the UK in August 2009 emits 89 g / km of CO2, the same as the Skoda Fabia (scratch and Estate), the Volkswagen Polo and the Hybrid Toyota Auris, and less than all other vehicles Smart fortwo which emits 86 g / km. In the U.S. the Prius comes standard with 15-inch wheels and alloy, Vehicle Stability Control and Related inside including cruise control, 6-speaker audio, entry Toyota’s keyless / ignition Smart Key System with the unique Touch Tracer Display designed to help the driver’s eyes stay on the road when using its weather-wheel-mounted audio controls.

Toyota Prius XW30 Safety

The IHS is rated 2010 Toyota Prius XW30 as Good without side-effects “cage structure / safety”, which was rated Acceptable. In EuroNCAP tests, the Toyota Prius XW30 was given an overall rating of five out of five stars.

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