Wednesday, June 23, 2021
News 2021 Toyota Prius Now on Sale With More Safety Tech

2021 Toyota Prius Now on Sale With More Safety Tech

Android Auto integration is now included on most trim levels as well.

  • 2021 Toyota Prius receives the brand’s TSS 2.0 advanced safety aids as standard.
  • Combined fuel economy rated at 4.4 L/100 km, or 4.7 in AWD-e variants.
  • The Prius celebrates its 20th anniversary in Canada this summer.

The Prius is by far the world’s most popular hybrid vehicle, and this summer, it will celebrate its 20th anniversary on the Canadian market. That will coincide nicely with the arrival of the 2021 Toyota Prius, which gets a few enhancements for the new model year to better rival the Honda Insight, the Kia Niro and the Hyundai Ioniq.

Two New Toyota Hybrid Models to be Unveiled on May 18th

The hybrid hatchback sedan now includes the company’s TSS 2.0 advanced driver assistance systems suite. Over last year’s TSS-P package, it adds the latest version of the Pre-Collision System with low-light pedestrian detection and daytime detection of bicycles. It also features Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with low-speed following, stopping and acceleration/deceleration with the vehicle ahead. TSS 2.0 also includes Steering Assist to keep the car in its lane as well as Road Edge Detection and Lane Tracing Assist.

These extra functionalities complement the standard Lane Departure Warning as well as the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Intelligent Parking Assist.

Also, the 2021 Toyota Prius now benefits from Android Auto integration, included in all trim levels except the Prius AWD-e Technology—the one that boasts the 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen. As before, Apple CarPlay is included in all trim levels.

The Prius is equipped with an Atkinson-cycle, 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, two electric motors and an electronically controlled, continuously variable automatic transmission, for a combined output of 121 horsepower. The 2021 Toyota Prius AWD-e variants add a small electric motor on the rear axle, which powers those two wheels from 0 to 10 km/h, and at up to 70 km/h as needed. The all-wheel drivetrain barely raises fuel consumption—from a city/highway combined figure of 4.4 L/100 km to 4.7.

Pricing is not yet available, but the 2021 Toyota Prius should offer the base, AWD-e, Technology and AWD-e Technology lineup as the 2020 edition. Note that these enhancements do not apply to the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, whose 2021 model will be introduced at a later date.

Since its launch back in 1997 in Japan, Toyota sold more than six million units of the Prius hybrid, including 90,000 vehicles in Canada through the 2019 calendar year. The automaker will soon unveil two all-new hybrid models for the North American market, which will join the hybrid lineup that also includes the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Trending Now

Semiconductor Shortages Worsen Once Again

After a small recovery, production cuts are back Ongoing shortage could curtail seven percent of global production this year It was looking like the...

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pricing Leaks

Electric pickup will run from under $40k to beyond $90k Also gives price for Extended Range battery pack Ford gave out some pricing basics...

Porsche Brings Back Wingless Touring Package for 2022 911 GT3

It's the GT3 bits without all of the showiness A six-speed stick and seven-speed dual-clutch will be offered It's the GT3 that puts the...

Mazda to Idle Japanese Plant Due To Chip Shortage

The halt in production is expected to last two weeks. Both Nissan and Subaru are planning similar moves. The global chip shortage continues to...

Ken Block Fans: Now’s Your Chance To Own The Hoonitruck

It is being offered for $1.1 million. It has starred in Climbkhana and Gymkhana videos. It’s fast and burns tires. Ken Block is a...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.