Well, Toyota just won’t stop surprising us all. This time Toyota has decided to reveal one great hybrid city vehicle – new and improved 2016 Toyota Prius.
Redesign and improvements of exterior and interior
If we are comparing it with its predecessor, new 2016 Toyota Prius will come with many improvements and changes. This amazing vehicle of Toyota has become a symbol of hybrid cars, and now new Prius is coming with many challenges for the competitor’s hybrids. Toyota had to launch something better than the original. First and maybe the most important improvement will be based on fuel efficiency of the vehicle. Together with other methods, this has been acheived with the new platform. This is the Toyota New Global Architecture or TNGA platform. TNGA platform is made of light weight materials and its center of gravity is positioned lower. All this will translate to a reduction in weight by around 150 pounds. This way Toyota engineers succeded to improve 20% more fuel efficiency and this way and general performances of the 2016 Toyota Prius. Also the car will be more aerodynamic. This has been acheived with the new and redesigned front fascia and the whole new design scheme of the car. The exterior of the vehicle will get new bumpers (front end rear), new fender and new side skirts.Headlights together with the taillights will be reshaped and powered with the latest LED technology (ensures better visibility in all conditions). Like in the previous model, new Prius is coming with a built-in Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS). This system makes the electric engine to sound louder so it could warn children and blind people. Interior of the new 2016 Toyota Prius will get the highest level of comfort and style. The cabin will be made of high quality materials, equipped with the latest hi-tech features and gadgets and with the newest leather upholstery seats. It will be suitable for 5 people. We are sure that this amazing hybrid vehicle will give full comfort and a real sense of luxury to all those who decide to own it. To complement the whole look and great performances, 2016 Toyota Prius will get new 17 inches light alloy wheels.
2016 Toyota Prius power units
Everything is jus great about this car. Just like the exterior and interior design, powertrain of the new 2016 Toyota Prius will be similar to its predecessor but with some important changes. Under the hood of this great city vehicle we will find the 1.8 – liter four cylinder engine. This engine will be combined with a new electric motor. Electric motor will be smaller and that way it will be lighter than the electric motor in the previous Prius model. This combined power unit is able to produce up to 140 horsepower. When it comes to the powertrain of the new 2016 Toyota Prius, the biggest change will be new and powerful lithium ion battery, which will together with other changes improve fuel efficiency of the 2016 Toyota Prius even more.
Price and release date
Everybody must be very curious when will new 2016 Toyota Prius hit the showroom floors. It expected that this will happen sometime in the end of 2015 or in the beginning of 2016. As for the pricing, the expected price for this amazing city hybrid vehicle will be in range from $24.000 and $29.000.
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