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Old 24 Apr 2012, 10:02 am   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Prius C - Test Drive thoughts

On 4/24/2012 9:50 AM, bwilson4web wrote:
> A little pricy, $23/each, I bought two, Toyota SAE papers discussing
> the Prius c:
>
> 2012-01-1017 - Development of the New THS-II Powertrain for Compact
> Vehicles
> 2012-01-0623 - Development of New Hybrid Transaxle for Sub-Compact-
> Class
> Vehicles
>
> I don't know your technical background but I found both papers covered
> my technical questions:
>
> o 1.5L engine with cooled exhaust gas recirculation - improves high-
> power efficiency
> o 20 module battery - saves weight
> o important transaxle design changes - saves weight, volume, and
> reduced noise
> o improved control laws - optimized for short trips
>
> The 'Prius c' is in effect a refined version of the NHW11 (2001-03)
> but 265 lbs lighter and the practicality of a hatchback. Acceleration
> is not as fast as the 1.8L ZVW30 but it is still faster than
> competing, compact cars.
>
> Bob Wilson



Sluggish, in my opinion.
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