Fuel Efficiency and Agile Performance Make the Toyota Prius c Perfect for the Geek Squad

Posted by John Dolan | Posted in News | Posted on 05-05-2016

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                                Geek Squad Employs Toyota Prius c as New Geekmobile

If your job requires you to be on the road day after day like the support technicians of the Best Buy Geek Squad, then you understand the need for a fuel-efficient and agile vehicle. Making house calls for sick computers or ailing entertainment systems means the Geek Squad puts on plenty of miles, and what better vehicle to meet their needs than the energetic and efficient 2016 Toyota Prius c.

In a move that will benefit individual Geek Squad agents and the Best Buy corporation as a whole, the door-to-door tech gurus will get behind the wheel of a fleet of new Toyota Prius c models. News that the Geek Squad will employ the Toyota Prius c as the new Geekmobile has made us delve deeper into its fuel-efficient, compact hybrid design — our conclusions…

Why Did the Geek Squad Choose the Toyota Prius c?

Starting in April of 2016, the Geek Squad will hit the road in 1,000 Toyota Prius c Geekmobiles across the country. With new Geek Squad graphics emblazoned across the energetic hybrid, the Toyota Prius c was the logical choice for the national customer support task force. Each year, Geek Squad technicians drive more than 12.6 million miles going door to door and will visit more than 13,000 homes each day. This translates to a lot of money being spent on fuel and excessive carbon emissions. A fleet of new Toyota Prius c models will have a positive impact on these statistics.

2016 Toyota Prius c Fuel-Economy Ratings and Design Specs

A compact variation of the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius, the Toyota Prius c is tailor-made for stop-and-go driving in urban areas. With a Hybrid Synergy Drive under the hood that employs a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gas engine and a small high-torque electric motor, the Toyota Prius c manufactures an energetic 99 horsepower. Paired with an efficient continuously variable transmission, the Toyota Prius c makes an incredible 53 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway.

An added benefit of the new Geekmobile is its environmentally-friendly design.  Classified as a Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle, the Toyota Prius c fits into the Best Buy strategy to lower corporate carbon emissions. Best Buy officials believe the new Geek Squad fleet of Toyota Prius c models will cut harmful emissions by as much as 50 percent. This cut in harmful emissions will help Best Buy lower corporate emissions by as much as 45 percent by the year 2020.

Built on a five-door hatchback platform, the Toyota Prius c is ideal for Geek Squad technicians. With 17.1 cubic feet of cargo space and an easy-access hatchback design, the Toyota Prius c can handle all of the gear required by technicians. A spacious interior with 60/40 split-folding rear seats will make room for even more cargo when necessary and the large rear liftgate makes loading and unloading cargo simple.

With a better understanding of what the 2016 Toyota Prius c has to offer, you can see why the Best Buy Geek Squad chose the Toyota Prius c as the new Geekmobile. An agile and frugal design platform makes the Toyota Prius c an ideal option for the door-to-door tech support gurus. The same characteristics that make the Toyota Prius c the go-to option for the Geek Squad can benefit Madison-area drivers as well, and it is available at Smart Motors Toyota!

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Explore the All-New 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

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Official 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Release this Fall

Unrivaled efficiency is a hallmark of any Toyota Prius edition and the Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid takes that efficiency to new levels. Implementing a refined 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and an upgraded power-control system, the Toyota Prius Prime takes aim at class-leading fuel economy numbers. Aided by a continuously variable transmission, a re-designed regenerative braking system, larger battery pack and more, we have no doubt that the new plug-in hybrid will check all the boxes. Take a look at key performance specs listed below:

Estimated 120 MPGe Fuel-Economy Ratings

Estimated 22-Mile Electric Driving Range

Top Speed of 84 MPH in EV Mode

Estimated 600-Mile Total Driving Range

11.3-Gallon Fuel Tank

8.8 kWh Battery Pack

5.5-Hour Charge Time

A blockbuster new addition to the Toyota model lineup, the Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid will offer class-leading performance specs in an athletic package. Armed with an overview of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, you can gain a better understanding of what the new hybrid will bring to the table when it arrives at Smart Toyota this Fall.

 

With the all-new Prius Prime, Toyota engineers have truly outdone themselves. Built on the rejuvenated 2016 Toyota Prius platform, the Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid promises an athletic performance and unmatched efficiency. Take a closer look at the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid design and specs and see what unrivaled fuel-economy looks like.

Building upon the Toyota Prius heritage and performance as a foundation, the Toyota Prius Prime will quickly go into production and is expected to arrive at dealerships in mid to late fall of 2016. When the all-new Toyota Prius Prime hits dealerships you can expect a new-age style and class-leading performance.

Chiseled and athletic, the Toyota Prius Prime will cut through the wind with eye-catching aerodynamics that deliver style and substance. Longer, wider and lower than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, the Prius Prime improves cargo space and driving dynamics.  Everything about this engineering standout is driven towards efficiency, from automatic grille shutters and lightweight carbon fiber elements to a low coefficient of drag.

Athletic, head-turning style is another asset of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime that drivers will love. Energy-saving quad LED headlights will provide plenty of light and look good doing it. At the rear of the vehicle, the Toyota Prius Prime features sharp, C-shaped LED taillights that will make the Prius Prime instantly recognizable at night. A distinctive rear aero glass panel and carbon-fiber rear spoiler will further augment the style of the all-new Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid.

Under the hood, the all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid features the same 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine as the redesigned Toyota Prius. When paired with an improved hybrid system, a higher battery capacity and a more capable electric powertrain, the Prius Prime will deliver unrivaled numbers. With a fully charged battery and a full tank of fuel, the Toyota Prius Prime is expected to deliver a class-leading driving range of 600 miles with fuel-economy ratings of 120 mpge. What makes the new plug-in hybrid stand out even more is a 22 mile electric driving range and a top speed of 84 mph on electric power alone — perfect for most commuters. Charging the Toyota Prius Prime will only take 5.5 hours with a standard household outlet and half that time with a 240-volt power source.  Unrivaled efficiency is a hallmark of any Toyota Prius edition and the Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid takes efficiency to new levels.

Take a look at key performance specs listed below.

Estimated 120 MPGe Fuel-Economy Ratings

Estimated 22-Mile Electric Driving Range

Top Speed of 84 MPH in EV Mode

Estimated 600-Mile Total Driving Range

11.3-Gallon Fuel Tank

8.8 kWh Battery Pack

5.5-Hour Charge Time

Inside the all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, drivers will find an array of new elements that will improve entertainment and connectivity. At the heart of the Prius Prime cabin is a Toyota Entune Premium JBL Audio system that is complete with a vivid 11.6-inch HD tablet display. This new system will provide access to your favorite apps and information at the touch of a button and an innovative Qi wireless charging system will help you stay connected and powered up. Safety is another focus of the Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid, which will employ the Toyota Safety Sense P package of collision-prevention systems.


After a closer look at the official 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid design and specs, you can see that the new model will provide class-leading numbers and an innovative exterior/interior. Keep an eye on Smart Motors Toyota  for the arrival of the Toyota Prius Prime later this Fall.

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