Published: March 26, 2016 | NYC
Toyota equipped Prius Prime with its top Entune multimedia system and made it all accessible through a new and exclusive 11.6-inch HD tablet display. The navigation graphics look simply stunning, and intuitive touch controls make operation a snap. The centrally mounted gauge panel on the new Toyota Prius Prime at the NYIAS 2016 appears to float above the dashboard.
Prius Prime will also offer an exclusive suite of Prius Prime Apps, allowing you to remotely manage your vehicle’s charging schedule and status, locate charging stations, track and compare your eco-driving score with others on social media, remotely control the vehicle’s climate system, and more – all from your smartphone. It’s advanced eco at your fingertips.
The Entune App Suite adds yet more music sources, including Slacker Radio, iHeartRadio and Pandora as well as Destination Search, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Facebook Places, Yelp plus real-time traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks. Access to Entune services is subscription-free.
The new Toyota Prius Prime also includes an Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA) that uses ultrasonic wave sensors to size up a parallel parking space and then, when activated by the driver, can steer the car into it. The system can also reverse the Prius Prime into perpendicular spaces and automatically steer it out of a parallel space.
When the way forward gets narrow, such as in a parking garage, the system’s Intelligent Clearance Sonar provides visible and audible warnings if the driver gets too close to obstacles on the vehicle’s sides.
The 2017 Prius Prime will begin arriving in Toyota showrooms in late fall.