TOYOTA PRIUS REPAIR SERVICES
We’re a top rated local Toyota Prius repair services shop in Fremont, CA. In addition, we service the greater East Bay Area, which includes Newark, Union City, Milpitas, and Sunol. The Prius is a pioneering effort in hybrid drivetrain technology. It combines internal combustion technology with electric motor technology to maximize fuel efficiency. The EPA ranked the Prius as one of the least polluting vehicles available.
The Prius was introduced worldwide in 2000. Global sales passed the 3 million mark in 2013, including one million in the U.S. in 2011.
The Prius family expanded to include several new models in 2011. The Prius Prime, which achieved the highest MPG rating in electric mode of any hybrid vehicle rated by EPA, was released in November 2016.
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The Prius was first sold in Japan in 1997 and was the first gasoline-electric hybrid car mass-produced.
The Prius NHW11 was the first Prius sold by Toyota outside of Japan. The Prius had a retail price of US$19,995; Toyota claimed to lose money at that price. The Prius was the second mass-produced hybrid on the American market, following the Honda Insight.
This generation was built more powerfully for higher speeds and the long distances traveled by Americans. The larger Prius would seat five adults but had limited cargo-carrying capacity. Because the EPA classified the car as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle, Prius owners were eligible for a $2,000 federal tax deduction.
For the 2004 U.S. model year, Prius was redesigned entirely and designated the NHW20. The body style is of a compact liftback, larger than the Corolla and smaller than the Camry.
The second-generation Prius uses an electrically-driven air conditioning compressor, an industry first. Combined with a lighter nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery, it’s more powerful and fuel-efficient than previously and is categorized as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle. The 2004 and later Priuses battery pack has a 150,000 miles or ten-year warranty. Hybrid components have 100,000 miles or eight years warranty.
Toyota cut the price of this generation Prius to better compete with the Honda Insight. Competition from the cheaper Honda Insight diminished Prius’s success. Worldwide, Toyota sold 1,688,000 third-generation Priuses.
New standard characteristics were three driving modes: electric-only for low-speed operation, Eco mode for best fuel efficiency, and Power mode for best performance. Solar roof panels for cabin cooling, Intelligent Parking Assist, Lane Keep Assist, and Radar Cruise Control options were introduced as options.
The controversial body design has a very low drag coefficient. The aluminum hood, rear hatch, front axle, and brake calipers contributed to reduced weight to improve fuel efficiency.
For sustainable manufacturing, the Prius uses plant-derived bioplastics instead of petroleum. Toyota claimed this was significant because 2009 was the United Nations’ International Year of Natural Fibers.
The fourth-generation Prius was launched in the North American market in January 2016. In August 2013, Toyota announced improvements and significant features of the fourth-generation Prius. The new modular platform debuted in this generation of the Prius. It provides more rigidity and a decreased center of gravity. Also introduced was the Prius plug-in hybrid, developed along with the standard Prius model.
For the 2019 model year, Toyota included an all-wheel-drive Prius, also used in the RAV4 and Lexus NX hybrid versions. For 2022, Toyota issued the Nightshade Edition. This edition was facelifted with new head and taillights. Exterior trim pieces were painted black and offered three exterior colors.
The fifth-generation Prius debuted in November 2022 as a plug-in hybrid, combining a 2.0-liter engine, an electric motor, and lithium-ion batteries for a combined output of 220 hp. It has a 4.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows an all-electric range of eleven miles.