2016 Toyota Prius
When it is about hybrid cars, Toyota Prius is definitely a world’s leader. This car already became a legend. It was originally launched in 1997 and already in 2013 it passed 3 million units sold. It is the first mass-production vehicle and by far the best-selling one in the world. So far, we have seen three generations and the current one, which was introduced in 2009, is going to be replaced soon. According to information that we have, fourth-generation model will come as 2016 Toyota Prius and, like it was case with previous models, it will set many new standards in car industry.
2016 Toyota Prius specs
The 2016 Toyota Prius will come with plenty of novelties. It will use Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform which will made new model much lighter and also cheaper for production. Also, new model will come with completely revisited look. The 2016 Prius will get much aggressive and attractive look, which means that it won’t be only economic car anymore, but also a very good looking one. It is expected that this step forward in design language will be similar to one that was seen between last two generations of Corolla. Beside more eye-catching look, 2016 Toyota Prius will come with many improvements under the hood in order to keep its No. 1 position on the market. We will see a new type of hybrid system, which will be consisted of new ultra-efficient gasoline engine and powerful, lightweight lithium-ion batteries. According to company spokesman, this new system will achieve thermal efficiency rates above 40 percent. Its fuel economy has improved on average by about 10% each generation and all indicates that 2016 Prius will continue in that way. Big news is that Toyota also develops a new, wireless charging system, which is already in testing phase and it is expected to be introduced in near future.
2016 Toyota Prius release date and competition
It is expected that fourth-generation model will come as 2016 Toyota Prius. For now, it is unknown when this hybrid will be launched, but it is expected to be in the second half of next year. There are many hybrid cars on the market nowadays, but the model that is considered as biggest trait is Ford C-Max Hybrid.