The new-generation of Prius will blow your mind! It now has been engineered to tow a trailer! The Prius has been around for 19 years, but this is the first time that the environmentally friendly vehicle has had any towing capacity.
The maximum towing capacity is 725kg (1,598lbs) thanks to heat management measures being added to its main electric motor-generator. Toyota is hoping that this addition will open up the possibilities of driving a Prius and reach even more customers.
There will be a variety of Prius towing connections for the drivers to choose from. They will be easy to operate, with green and red indicators which will display if a connection has been made or not. Most of the towing hardware is found under the rear bumper, so it is concealed. When not in use, it can be unclipped and stored.
Sadly, the towing system is not available in the United States yet, but we can certainly hope that it reaches us soon! For more information about the Toyota Prius, please visit us at Empire Toyota.