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Transportation and Power Systems

D3 2010 Toyota Prius

front view of 2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius - front view
rear view of 2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius - rear view

The MY2010 Toyota Prius represents the most recent iteration of Toyota's hybrid system which began wide-scale production in 1997. This vehicle includes an Atkinson-cycle engine, two electric machines and a power-split device used to control the allocation of energy between the electric and mechanical (fuel) power paths. The MY2010 Prius also specifically seeks to improve the vehicle's real-world fuel economy, namely, hot and cold weather operation as well as improving high-speed operation with minimal compromise to urban driving.

Key Technology

  • Class leading fuel economy upon release (50mpg combined label)
  • Third generation power-split configuration
  • Exhaust-heat recovery system
  • Larger 1.8L Atkinson engine

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