2016 Toyota Prius redesign
Well, there are big expectations from new 2016 Toyota Prius, that is expected to come later this year. This mid-size hybrid hatchback was originally launched in 1997 and so far we have seen three generations of it. It is the first mass-production car of this kind and it is also considered as an absolute leader in the segment of hybrid cars. According to the latest reports, around 3.5 million units were sold by the end of 2014. New, fourth generation is expected to come later this year and it will come completely redesigned and named 2016 Toyota Prius.
2016 Toyota Prius specs
The 2016 Toyota Prius will come completely redesigned as fourth-generation model and it is expected to come with plenty of improvements. New model will ride on company’s New Global Architecture platform, which is used for several Toyota’s models. With this platform, new model will be significantly lighter, but what is also very important, it will be much cheaper for production, which is very important nowadays, when competition is tight. The 2016 Toyota will get new look and according to the reports, new model will completely change its image. It will be no longer just and economic, but also very attractive car.
We expect to see big step forward in cars design, just it was case with last two generations of Corolla. However, main trump of this great car will be once again its powertrain. New hybrid configurations will be consisted of new ultra-efficient gasoline engine and powerful, lightweight lithium-ion batteries and, according to the company’s spokesman, it will achieve thermal efficiency rates above 40 percent. It is also expected that Toyota will continue the same trend, improving fuel economy for about 10 percent with every new-generation model. According to rumors, Toyota will manage to finish its wireless charging system soon and it will be ready for 2016 Prius.
2016 Toyota Prius competition, release date
Although the market of hybrid cars is constantly growing, this car still firmly holds leading position and only model that could be considered as competition is Ford C-Max Hybrid. The exact date of launch is still unknown but if we consider that it will come as 2016 Toyota Prius, new model should come by the end of year.