If you are in a market for a fuel efficient and good looking compact car, then you should wait for the brand new and improved 2017 Toyota Prius.
Exterior design and improvements
According to the latest news, 2017 Toyota Prius will bring many interesting changes and improvements. First of all, automaker has added a plug-in to the hybrid model. It will also be redesigned and refreshed inside and out. Speaking of the dimensions, new Prius will be 2 inches longer, a half-inch wider and an inch lower than the current model. This will improve interior space for passengers and luggage. With a new suspension and other improvements, new Toyota will be great to handle and will show excellent road manners. When it comes to exterior design, it will look more dramatic and attractive with new sculpted lines. We will notice redesigned hood, grille, bumper and fenders. The LED headlamps will be inspired by Acura’s Jewel Eye and will look very modern.
2017 Toyota Prius interior design
Inside, 2017 Toyota Prius is going to be revised as well. It will be more modern and styled. The materials used inside the cabin are more quality. The spaciousness of the cabin is increased which will make it more comfortable. The dashboard is also going to be redesigned. The rear seats will be split-folding if needed for more cargo space. As for the equipment, it will get many features. Some of them are Bluetooth, USB, keyless entry, a rearview camera, lane-departure warning, pre-collision braking and so on.
Engine and performance
Under the hood of 2017 Toyota Prius will be placed re-engineered engine which powers the 2016 model. It is a 1.8-liter engine combined with 53-kilowatt motor. All together, they will be able to deliver 121 horsepower. Its battery will be more powerful than its forerunner’s. It will be offered with front-wheel drive system. It is also said that it will improve an electric-vehicle range to 30-35 miles. New Prius is expected to be more fuel efficient too.
Release date and expected price
2017 Toyota Prius should hit the market later this year, most likely in autumn. When it comes to the price, it will start at $25,000 and it will go up to $30,000.