2022 Prius

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  1. Prashanta

    Prashanta Active Member

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    Any news on 2022 Prius? I've been dying for any information for more than 1 year now. More power, better infotainment system, optional cooled seats, and better battery packaging in the Prime are on my wish list.

    What would you like to see? Maybe Toyota designers read these forums... I'm telling you there's a chance!
     
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    Since I just bought a new one, I hope it is not an improvement haha
     
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    i would buy one tomorrow, as you describe it (y) how come we know better than toyota?(n)
     
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    I would argue for

    1. All Prius trims offer
    A) AWD Option
    B) Plug in option
    2. The “Prime” should be a Prius V plugin with a larger battery than a standard trim
    3. The solar option becomes available as an option on all trim levels including non-plug ins to charge the big battery and for smiles and some protection against pandemic related inactivity

    None of the above will ever happen, probably see an epower here before the above occurs
     
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  5. Prashanta

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    AWD-e is a major competitive advantage for Toyota. They should really milk it.
     
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    Between it’s dubious effectiveness and the missing spare tire, I’m not seeing it that way. There’s pros and cons?
     
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    looked into the 5th Gen and it sounds like it will be pretty nice based on some speculative articles, but quite far away from being confirmed / details released (2022 - or farther away)...hope they don't extinguish the hybrid only option, there's "rumors" it might just be PHV variants...
     
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    You don't need to satisfy everyone. You're laughing if you are best able to satisfy 20% of people. I am one of those people who wants an AWD vehicle but I need traction in all 4 wheels so infrequently that I am OK with it being electric rather than mechanical. I don't want to compromise fuel economy or pay a significant premium for AWD.
     
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    I've no use for AWD - and would far rather the FULL SIZE spare supplied only to the Middle East.
     
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    if Toyota is taking suggestions, I’d like a coupe.
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    This Calgarian seems happy.

    AWD in snow | PriusChat

    The rumours also said only the base model will be hybrid. All other trim levels could be PHV only. Again, if Toyota can bring the price down, then it's really a no brainer. Even a PHV in HV mode could be very efficient (It's a Prius after all). But increased range could entice owners to actually charge it up.
     
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    Why not ~both~? I wonder if the Middle East governments make the spare mandatory? Or the customers demand it (I imagine getting a flat in a desert could quickly turn fatal.)
     
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    The AWD inverter etc fills the spare tyre cavity. It would need a new platform altogether - and that's not going to happen. Platforms have fairly long lives - and it was new at the end of 2015.

    Here, it's stupid not to have a full-time spare. I've been in 2 situations where I'd have been stuck and need a flat-top truck in the middle of nowhere if I didn't have a proper spare.

    Last was in a work sedan - 150km one way to tyre service, 170km the other way. Not much good having an 80km range with a temporary spare - and stuck on 80km/hr on a busy 110km/hr road.

    Other was on holiday, and had a blowout - and was 750km before I found a tyre service centre.
     
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    It's a regional thing. Each country has their own specification based on local driving conditions and driving tastes.

    e.g. Middle East gets a full size spare tyre (but the rest of the world AFAIK has a temporary spare or none at all. But those without a temp spare get a larger boot so there's that).

    or that Mexican spec cars have a slightly higher ground clearance (and I suppose Middle East too) than Canadian or US spec cars


    Or even going back to the Gen 3 where DRCC/PCS was a stand-alone option but it's packaged in the ATP here. The difference is that there seems to be more ATPs here with DRCC/PCS than Japanese Prius (Was helping another member looking for used Prii in NZ and they seem to import base models only. Even those of higher spec did not have DRCC/PCS specified which means the Japanese don't seem to have the need for cruise control - I guess that makes sense if in the larger cities. Whereas in the US, highway driving is normal, even for a commute)
     
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    This fascinates me -- I wonder if Mexican roads are a bit rougher and need more clearance? (Although obviously I wasn't satisfied with my original clearance, not even for city driving with our dippy roads and curbs.)

    Yes, 80% of Japanese live in the Kanto region - very dense city traffic, lots of cyclists and pedestrians.... I bet DRCC is an expensive feature, so why add it to the cost of the car if your intended consumer won't appreciate it?
     
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    Nice! While it does say it's likely to use the same engine, I want to believe they'll improve upon it given the increased competition. I drove a new Honda Insight the other day, and it's definitely a bit faster. Fingers crossed it will actually go 0-60 in less than 9 seconds! : )... currently on 10.9 it's a bit depressing at times haha.
     
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    If they keep the same engine but beef up the electric motors, overall torque and acceleration could be improved.

    There has been absolutely no more info since that article 6 weeks ago. So I'm thinking earliest release will be mid 2022 as a 2023 model.
     
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    I suspect it is the rougher roads (not that we don't have any of those in Canada or US).
     
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