The fourth generation of Toyota’s mid-size hatchback is almost ready to hit the market. It is a 2016 Toyota Prius which is coming with many improvements.
Exterior design and improvements of 2016 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius is one of the most popular “greenest” cars worldwide. 2016 Toyota Prius will appear even better than before. We can expect new design and which is more important, better fuel consumption. It will be underpinned with a new platform called TNGA. It is a Toyota New Global Architecture. This modular architecture will be made of lighter materials so the new Toyota will appear with reduced weight. This will affect fuel consumption, aerodynamics and performance. Also, gas mileage will be increased by eight percent and maybe more. When it comes to exterior design, it will retain its famous and worldwide recognizable look. However, some details will be improved and refreshed. We can expect redesigned front fascia which will be more rounded. Head and tail lights will be equipped with excellent LED lighting. Front and rear bumper will be slightly refreshed too. The hood will be a bit lower than before and the whole body will be more aerodynamic. It will also get 17-inch alloy wheels.
Design of interior
Japanese Company has always been known for its great design and modern technology. It will be the same with its new 2016 Toyota Prius. The cabin will be sufficiently spacious to welcome five passengers. We can expect high quality materials and latest technology. Some of the features included will be audio system, Bluetooth, climate control, airbags, traction and stability control and many others.
Engine and performance
The brand new 2016 Toyota Prius will appear with a hybrid engine. It will be a 1.8-liter four cylinder gas engine. It will be paired with strong electric motors. It will be able to deliver around 140 horsepower. New Toyota will offer two battery options: a nickel-metal hydride battery and new, more expensive lithium-ion pack. It will be mated to continuously variable transmission. The power will be sent to rear wheels, but all-wheel drive will probably be offered as well. The fuel efficiency will be improved for around ten percent which is 55 mpg in combined drive.
Release date and price
According to the latest rumors, 2016 Toyota Prius should be released in late 2015 or in the beginning of 2016. When it comes to the price, it should be around $24,000 and it will go up to $29,000.